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  • 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 ▸

  • 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 ▸