Book Launch: Sweden’s World War II Dilemmas. Case Study: Czechoslovakia

24th Nov. 2021 at 17:00 CET


Picture: Riksarkivet/The Swedish National Archive.

Last year, it was 100 years since Sweden and the newly created Czechoslovak Republic established diplomatic relations. Years later, from 1939 to 1945, these two countries and their inhabitants experienced World War II from different angles: as a neutral country, as an occupied country, and as a Nazi ally.

This book sheds light on some of the more or less known chapters of history in which the fates of Sweden and Czechoslovakia and their inhabitants were intertwined. The book launch consists of an introduction to Sweden in the WWII period by Pontus Rudberg and presentations of some of the articles from the book by the contributors (Ingrid Lomfors, Oscar Österberg, Staffan Ekenlud, Jan Němeček, Jiří Šitler and Ivana Koutnikova).

The event is held in English.

The event is organized by Paideia – The European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, Institute of History of the Czech Academy of Science, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Stockholm, Czech Centre in Stockholm, The Swedish History Museum & Forum for Living History.

Free entry.
Registration is obligatory till the 18th of Nov. 2021