Sweden and the Holocaust

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.

Stories of survivors

Five lives from persecution to Sweden.