Sweden

  • S.Y. Agnon Leaves for Stockholm to Receive the Nobel Prize

    Shmuel Yosef Agnon, the famous Hebrew author who, with another Jewish writer, Miss Nelly Sachs, of Sweden, will share this year’s Nobel Prize for literature, left today for Stockholm, where the Nobel awards will be presented next Saturday night. Many leading Israelis were at Lydda Airport, whence Mr. Agnon departed by plane, to wish bon… More ▸

  • Anti-jewish References Noted in Swedish Textbooks; Elimination Urged

    The Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter called today for the elimination of anti-Semitic references in Swedish school textbooks. In an editorial on the subject, the paper calls attention to a charge by the noted Yiddish writer Ingemar Lundborg that such references had been introduced inadvertently into we dish school books. Mr. Lundborg had cited the example… More ▸

  • NY Lander, Swedish Diplomat Who Saved Jews from Nazis, Dies in U.S.

    A retired Swedish diplomat, who was decorated by Belgium and Finland for saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis, died of a stroke in Greenwich hospital here last Friday, at the age of 65. Lennart K. Nylander, who was Swedish Ambassador to Mexico and later Sweden’s consul general in New York until 1955, lived in… More ▸

  • Dr. Goldmann Asks Swedish Premier to Intervene for Jews in Russia

    Dr. Nahum Goldmann, president of the World Jewish Congress, met here today with Sweden’s Prime Minister Tage Erlander and urged him to take up the issue of discriminations against Soviet Jews by the Soviet authorities during his forthcoming meeting with Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin. Addressing a mass meeting here, to launch a fund-raising drive on… More ▸

  • Five Swedish Jews Honored; One Dies Suddenly After Award is Announced

    Danish Supreme Court Judge Sigurd Dennemark and Ragnar Sachs, Stockholm department store director, were named Commanders of the Grand Cross of the North Star Order of Sweden on King Gustav’s birthday list. They were among five Swedish Jews honored on the occasion. Prof. RolfLuft was named a Commander of the North Star Order. Harald Schlasberg… More ▸

  • Lubavitcher Hassidim in Scandinavia Publish Magazine in Swedish

    A monthly Jewish magazine in the Swedish language for the thousands of Jewish families in Sweden and nearby countries has been started by the Scandinavian office of the educational arm of the Lubavitcher Hassidic movement. Rabbi Azriel Chaikin, director of the Lubavitcher educational unit in Copenhagen, said there was an acute lack of Jewish literature… More ▸

  • Divers Find Ammunition and Nazi Emblems in a River in Stockholm

    Police reported today that divers had found ammunition, swastikas and other Nazi emblems in a river near a Stockholm hotel. The police said they were investigating to determine whether the discoveries had any link with Bjoern Lundahl and his neo-Nazi group. Lundahl was charged with high treason and armed threats against the state after a… More ▸

  • Leader of Neo-nazis in Sweden Faces Prosecution; Cannot Leave Country

    Bjoern Lundahl, leader of a gang of neo-Nazis uncovered last month in a police raid, must be prosecuted before June 22, it was reported here today. He had been charged with suspicion of armed threat against the security of Sweden but that charge was reduced to preparation of such a threat. Police said Lundahl’s passport… More ▸