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  • Former Olympic Medalist and Swedish Olympic Officials Join in Honoring Wallenberg

    Agnes Keleti, winner of II Olympic medals in gymnastics for Hungary during the 1940’s and 1950’s, and whose family was saved by Raoul Wallenberg during World War II, joined Swedish Olympic officials here in honoring the legendary Swedish diplomat at a 72nd birthday tribute. The ceremony, attended by more than 200 Americans, Swedes and Israelis… More ▸

  • Swedish Lawmakers Nominate Peace Now for Nobel Peace Prize

    Four members of the Swedish Parliament have informed the Jerusalem Post that they have nominated the Peace Now movement in Israel for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. In a telegram to the Post they explained they “consider the Peace Now movement to be one of the most important elements in fostering a dialogue which could… More ▸

  • Swedish Anti-semite Sentenced

    An anti-Semitic agitator in Sweden has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for disseminating hate material. The conviction of Ditlieb Felderer, a key adherent of the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), a U.S.-based outfit seeking to disprove the Nazi Holocaust, was aided by information provided by the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith. The Swedish… More ▸

  • Swedish Government Again Presses USSR on the Wallenberg Case

    The Swedish government has again taken up with the Soviet Union the case of missing diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, it was learned here. Swedish sources say it was “raised firmly” during a recent visit to Moscow by Pierre Schorri, the chief undersecretary at the Swedish Foreign Office. But he elicited no change in the Soviet claim… More ▸

  • Britain Promises Sweden to Help Ascertain Truth of Wallenberg’s Fate

    Britain has promised Sweden its help in making renewed efforts to ascertain the truth about the fate of missing diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, the legendary savior of Jews in Hungary during the Nazi occupation of that country in World War II. Malcolm Rifkind, Parliamentary Undersecretary at the Foreign Office, gave Sweden an “unqualified assurance” that Britain… More ▸

  • Swedish Labor Party Cancels Invite to Peres to Attend May Day Fete

    Israel’s Labor Party has expressed surprise and shock at the Swedish Labor Party’s action in cancelling its invitation to Shimon Peres to attend May Day observances in Stockholm this year. Peres has sent a cable to Swedish Social Democratic leader Olaf Palme protesting the cancellation. The Swedes said the cancellation was due to differences within… More ▸

  • Sweden Urged to Use Red U-boat As Leverage to Free Wallenberg

    The Swedish government is being urged not to release a Soviet submarine which stranded off the Swedish coast last week until the Soviet government releases Raoul Wallenberg. According to Rep. Tom Lantos (D. Calif.), “The government and people of Sweden now have a golden opportunity to right the horrible wrong done to Raoul Wallenberg over… More ▸

  • Stockholm Jewish Community Now Has Two American Rabbis

    The 8,000-member Jewish community here now has two American rabbis with the appointment of Arthur Lavinsky of New York City. The Chief Rabbi is Morton Narrowe, from Philadelphia, who has served the congregation since 1965. He leads the Conservative services at the Great Synagogue on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. Lavinsky will concentrate on the… More ▸