When will the museum open?
The Swedish Holocaust Museum opened with digital activities on 16 June 2022, and the museum’s website launched. The museum and its operations will be gradually built up over several years. The first exhibition will open on 21 June 2023 in new premises in Glashuset on Torsgatan 19, Stockholm.
Where and in what premises will the new museum open?
The museum premises are located in Glashuset at Torsgatan 19 in central Stockholm. This is where the first exhibition will open on 21 June 2023. Glashuset will be the museum’s home for between five and eight years while the organisation is developed, after which it will move to a permanent home.
Designed by architect Johan Celsing, Glashuset [The Glasshouse] was built in 2006 as an extension to Bonnier Tower. It currently houses the art gallery Bonniers Konsthall and several other businesses.
What is the museum’s mission/what does the Swedish Holocaust Museum do?
The mission of the Swedish Holocaust Museum is to deepen and broaden knowledge of the Holocaust based on the stories of survivors with links to Sweden. We preserve and pass on memories of the Holocaust and create opportunities for meetings, discussion and reflection.
Why does Sweden need a holocaust museum?
The Holocaust and World War II are part of Swedish history. Preserving the memory of the Holocaust in open archives, documentation, education and research is a Swedish concern.
What links the Holocaust to Sweden?
Some 10,000 Jewish refugees arrived in Sweden in 1945 at the end of World War II. With them they carried memories of murdered family members, vanished communities and a lost world. And it was here that they began new lives. The genocide of the Holocaust affected millions of people. A large number of those who experienced these events lived or still live in Sweden, as do the second and third generations of their families.
What is the museum’s target group?
The activities of the Swedish Holocaust Museum shall be available to everyone in Sweden. The most important target group is secondary and upper-secondary students and teachers. Among the general population, we are keen to reach both those with in-depth knowledge of the Holocaust and those who know nothing about it. We are also keen to be an intergenerational meeting place.