JUDARNAS SPRÅK  1932  STIG BENDIXON

 

Nina Langlet courtesy Yad Vashem

SWEDEn

SWEDEn

The Swedish government was involved in many efforts to save Jews prior to and during World War II. Many Holocaust survivors were brought to Sweden for rehabilitation.Sweden tried to stay neutral during World War II.

 

The country’s Jewish population was protected as the government helped facilitate the rescue of Jews. In 1942, 900 Norwegian Jews were given asylum from Nazi persecution in their home country, and almost the entire Danish Jewish community, some 8,000 people, was transported to Sweden in October 1943.

 

culture! The purpose for the institute was research and activism. According to Heinrich Heine, the home of the Jews has been the Sacred Text. The paper would later be called Paideia. Ironically it is a Greek word that means excellence and perfection in education. Barbara would have no idea that she would one day head the Institute.

 

 

Paideia is established as an institute where students come for one year period to take graduate level courses (equivalent to MA level,) on Jewish Studies; each semester is a 30-hour course. Approximately 500 graduates from 40 different countries have taken the courses which are extremely difficult. They come because they know they can do it!

 

 

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THE JEWISH NARRATIVE IN POSTWAR SWEDEN

                                     

                                                               

Norbert Masur