Sweden

  • 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 ▸

  • Leader of Swedish Nazis Acquitted; Was Charged with Armed Threats

    Bjoern Ljndahl, 30, leader of a Swedish neo-Nazi group, was acquitted today by a Stockholm court on changes of armed threats against law and order and of carrying on an illegal organization. Lundahl and six followers were arrested last month in a police raid in which a cache of weapons was found, as well as… More ▸

  • Leader of Swedish Nazis Committed for Trial; Plotted to Kill Jews

    Bjoern Lundahl, the 30-year-old Swedish Nazi, was committed yesterday for trial on charges of being “an armed threat to law and order” after pleading not guilty. Lundahl was arrested two weeks ago after a police raid which uncovered a Nazi ring that had documented plans to kill all Swedish Jews and which had allegedly conducted… More ▸

  • Chief Rabbi of Sweden Dies of Heart Attack Caused by Naziplot

    Chief Rabbi Kurt Wilhelm of Stockholm died today after a heart attack reportedly caused by disclosure last week of plans of a Swedish Nazi gang to kill all Swedish Jews. Dr. Wilhelm, who had been Chief Rabbi since 1948, was 65. The Nazis had repeatedly accused him of anti-Christian activities. Born in Magdeburg, Germany, Dr…. More ▸

  • Swedish Policeman Suspended for Link to Nazi Plot to Kill Jews

    The investigation into a Swedish Nazi gang last week brought today the suspension of a Stockholm policeman on charges he was connected with the organization. Seven men, including Sweden’s top Nazi, Bjoern Lundahl, are under arrest. Lundahl has been charged with high treason in the continuing probe. Two arms caches, tape recordings linking the Nazi… More ▸