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  • Jakobson Gets Post As Envoy to Sweden

    The Finnish government announced yesterday the appointment of Max Jakobson as Ambassador to Sweden. The Finnish diplomat, the son of a Helsinki Zionist committee member, had asked to be relieved of his previous post as Finland’s Ambassador to the United Nations after he failed to be elected Secretary General. Jakobson had been regarded for a… More ▸

  • Many Emigrating Polish Jews Go to Sweden; 1,100 Have Arrived in Past 3 Months

    The influx of Polish Jews into Sweden has increased during the past three months despite Polish restrictions on exit permits for Jews which were supposed to have gone into effect on Sept. 1. The Swedish Embassy in Warsaw has issued 2,000 visas, and 1,100 Jews have entered Sweden so far. The Swedish Government has taken… More ▸

  • Swedish Intellectuals Link Soviet Anti-semitism to Red Bloc, Arab Action on Jews

    The Soviet Government’s allegedly official anti-Semitism was linked here today to anti-Semitic manifestations in other Eastern European countries and to the situation in Arab countries where Jews have been deprived of citizenship rights, imprisoned and executed. The conclusion was reached by a group of Scandinavian intellectuals attending a symposium on the condition of Soviet Jews… More ▸

  • 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 ▸