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The Swedish National Organization for Holocaust Education

The Swedish National Organization for Holocaust Education works on projects whose aim is to

  • prevent and counter anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and discrimination,
  • educate about the Nazis’ and communists’ crimes against humanity,
  • further democracy, tolerance and human rights and equality among all human beings.

By discussing individual people’s life stories and experiences from the Holocaust and putting them into a historical context, we highlight the dangers and consequences of Nazism both to society and individuals. The film can also help generate sympathy and empathy for vulnerable people.

It is often only when rational thought interacts with our emotional experiences that we can gain an understanding of the consequences of anti-Semitism and racism, and thus build a long-term approach to these societal scourges. It is through the destinies of individuals that we can understand our collective history.