The Nordic country intends to place its first Holocaust Museum in either Stockholm or Malmo; This decision comes amid rising antisemitism in the country; Several details still to be decided.
The country of Sweden is planning to install its first Holocaust Museum in the coming months after allocating the necessary funds into its budget. The decision to do so comes at a time when the country has witnessed a growing trend of antisemitism. Sadly, several countries around the world are experiencing the same trend.
Part of the budget that’s been allocated for the project will be committed to gathering documents and other resources to display, as well as allow for interviews with Holocaust survivors. Sweden spoke of a similar project back in 2018 that would focus on survivors that reside in Scandinavian countries. Furthermore, the museum will include a memorial to Swedish diplomat, Raoul Wallenberg, who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. Wallenberg was born in 1912, but mysteriously disappeard in 1945. It’s estimated that he died betwen 1945 and 1947.
Several details remain to be determined concerning the project, such as the final location and other logistics. Currently, it’s reported that it will be installed in either Malmo or the capital city of Stockholm.