Sweden

  • Pro-jewish Demonstrators Greet Kosygin in Stockholm

    Demonstrations broke out here today protesting the start of a four-day official visit by Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin. On Kosygin’s arrival a group of 25 demonstrators, brandishing posters calling for Jewish rights in the Soviet Union, gathered in the street while the Russian leader met with Swedish Premier Olaf Palme. During a scuffle with police,… More ▸

  • Swedish Court Throws out Ex-nazi’s Libel Case

    A former Nazi officer, who sued a Swedish newspaper for libel but then could not deny in court that its charge was true, was ordered in Stockholm today to pay court and attorneys’ fees totaling more than two and a half times what he sued for. Lobe Karligh, who sought 15,000 crowns ($3125) from the… More ▸

  • 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 ▸