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Sweden

Swedish Jewish woman, 60, fights off three attackers

A Jewish woman about 60 years old was robbed of her Star of David pendant and insulted for being Jewish after fighting off three bag snatchers near an ATM in Sweden.

Bag with Star of David and soap left outside Swedish Holocaust exhibition

A bag emblazoned with a Star of David containing soap and antisemitic literature was left outside an exhibition in Sweden about the Holocaust.

Malmö honours Muslim-Jewish organisation

The Swedish city of Malmö has bestowed its Human Rights Award on a rabbi and an imam who have been working together to bridge the gap between the city’s large Muslim population, the Jewish community and the general society.

Malmö invests millions to fight antisemitism

The Swedish city of Malmö, plagued by antisemitism in recent years, has finally decided to allocate funds to fight the phenomenon after an outcry from the local Jewish community.

Yellow stars appear in Scandinavia on Reichspogromnacht anniversary

Stickers shaped like yellow stars that Nazis made Jews wear during the Holocaust were placed on multiple Jewish sites in Denmark and Sweden on anniversary of Reichspogromnacht.

Antisemitic hate crimes in Sweden rise by 53 per cent to all time high

The number of antisemitic hate crimes recorded in Sweden rose to a record high last year, jumping 53 percent over the 2016 figures, government statistics show.

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