Sweden

  • Denmark, Sweden Praised for Roles in Saving Jews from Nazis in October, 1943

    Denmark and Sweden were praised here today for their roles in saving Danish Jews from the Nazis in October, 1943. The statement of praise by Mrs. Rose L. Halprin, chairman of the American Section of the World Jewish Congress, was forwarded to both countries through their Washington embassies. At a section meeting here, Mrs. Halprin… More ▸

  • Swedish Zionist Federation Urges Greater Immigration to Israel

    The Zionist Federation of Sweden has adopted resolutions calling for increased immigration to Israel and greater Zionist information and educational activities in Sweden. The gathering was addressed by Abraham Schenker, head of the Jewish Agency’s information department. Fritz Hollander was re-elected Federation president. More ▸

  • Canadian Jews in Tribute to Denmark, Sweden on Anniversary of Rescue Effort

    Ambassador Boegh Andersen, Danish Ambassador to Canada, told a meeting here to pay tribute to Denmark and Sweden on the 25th anniversary of the rescue of the Danish Jewish population from the Nazis, that the events of October 1943 did not merit any special commendation since the Danes did the only normal and natural thing… More ▸

  • Jews Will Honor Denmark and Sweden on Anniversary of Rescue from Nazis

    American Jewry will honor Denmark and Sweden next October in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the rescue of Danish Jews from the Nazis. The Jews, whom the Gestapo had marked for deportation, were transported from occupied Denmark to Sweden in small boats under cover of darkness, in October, 1943, an operation in which many… More ▸

  • Leftwing Demonstrators Greet Foreign Minister Eban Oslo and Stockholm

    Israel’s Foreign Minister Abba Eban, who was the target of leftwing anti-Israel student demonstrations when he lectured at Oslo University last night, ran into more of the same when he arrived in Stockholm this morning, the second capital to be visited on his current Scandinavian tour. An anonymous tip to Stockholm police that there was… More ▸

  • Swedish Diplomat Expected to Go to Mideast Under Security Council Resolution

    Gunnar Jarring, a veteran Swedish diplomat was believed today to be United Nations Secretary General U Thant’s choice as the emissary to be sent to the Middle East under a Security Council resolution adopted unanimously yesterday. The resolution, proposed by Britain, called for withdrawal of Israel from occupied Arab territories, termination of all claims of… More ▸

  • Zim Orders Construction of 120,000-ton Tanker in Sweden

    The Zim Line disclosed today that it had signed a contract with a Swedish shipbuilding firm for construction at the Goetesburg Yards of a 120,000-ton super-tanker. The vessel will be completed in two years and will cost $9,000,000. Zim officials said the order was placed after the line had received assurances that the giant tanker… More ▸

  • Leader of Swedish Neo-nazis Wins Compensation from Newspaper

    Bjoern Lundahl, leader of a Swedish neo-Nazi group, was reported today to have reached a settlement with the Stockholm Expressen, the newspaper which exposed him and his followers in 1965, and agreed not to sue the paper. The suit would have been based on a court ruling acquitting him on a charge of participating in… More ▸

  • S.Y. Agnon, Miss Sachs Presented with Nobel Prize by King of Sweden

    King Gustav VI Adolf, of Sweden, presented last night the 1966 Nobel Prize for Literature to the two Jewish co-winners — the noted Israeli writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon and Miss Nelly Sachs, Jewish poet, a refugee from Germany who now lives in Sweden — in an impressive ceremony in the Concert Hall here, which was… More ▸

  • S.Y. Agnon Arrives in Stockholm to Receive the Nobel Prize Saturday

    S.Y. Agnon, the Israeli writer who was named with Swedish Jewish writer Nelly Sachs as the 1966 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, arrived here today for the presentation ceremonies scheduled for next Saturday. Because of radio failure, his plane from Copenhagen was forced to land at Gothenberg. A domestic plane took him to… More ▸