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Jewish Communities in Sweden Express Alarm over Nazi Plot on Jews

The Central Council of Swedish Jewish Communities today expressed its alarm over the discovery of a ring of active Nazis rounded up by police last week. The Council appealed to the Government to increase its vigilance against Nazism. The Nazi gang rounded up last week, resulting in six arrests, was found to have had a cache of weapons and a list of leading Swedish Jews scheduled for assassination.

Swedish newspapers today published documents captured at the Nazi headquarters and transcripts of tape recordings showing that Bjorn Lundahl, the arrested leader of the Swedish Nazi party, had held at least 30 meetings with Kamel Hamed, former first secretary of the Egyptian Embassy here. During one of those meetings, it was disclosed, Hamed had requested that the Swedish Nazis send an anti-Zionist. Swedish student to Israel, where the student would join a kibbutz as a cover for espionage operations through which he would spy on Israel’s defense forces.

The tape recordings also indicated that, at one meeting with Hamed. Lundahl told the Egyptian that 200 armed men could seize Stockholm. Another document was a signed pledge by Lundahl, apparently in reply to a question from the Egyptians, in which the Nazi promised to “help Egypt with a Swedish army of 5,000 infantry, completely equipped, against Israel.”

“After seizing power in Sweden,” Lundahl had said, “we will confiscate Jewish property, arrest all enemies of the Egyptians, prohibit Jewish emigration to Israel and solve the Jewish problem with Egyptian assistance.”

A number of members of Parliament asked the Minister of the Interior this weekend whether the Government would act with dispatch to trace and halt further anti-democratic activities in this country. The Swedish press, as a whole, pointed out that Swedish young people were shockingly lacking in knowledge and understanding of the meaning of Nazism as a threat not only to Jews but to democracy in general.

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