Sunday, October 20, 2002

THE DARK SIDE OF SWEDEN

Did you know that Sweden had censorship laws in place during the WWII? Torgny Segerstedt, chief editor of G�teborgs Handels- och Sj�farts-Tidning, took a stand against Nazi Germany. Segerstedt wrote an article with the title, Herr Hitler �r en f�rol�mpning (translation: "Mr. Hitler is an insult"), on February 3, 1933. Reichsminister G�ring sent a protest by telegram saying: "Als aufrichtiger Freund des schwedischen Volkes sehe ich in solchen schmutzigen Auslassungen eine schwere Gefahr f�r die verwandtschaftlichen und herzlichen Beziehungen beider V�lker." Segerstedt's newspaper was under attack several times. Look at this example of censorship. The "Freedom of the Press Ombudsman" in Sweden, cut out the article on page 3, dated March 12, 1942. But the people at GHT kept the headline, I norska f�ngelser och koncentrationsl�ger (translation: "In Norwegian prisons and concentration camps.")

Related: Read the report by the Stephen Roth Institute. Check out the result of the election in Sweden. Do you see an ominous trend?