Calls to rename street in Sundsvall honouring politician with antisemitic past

In Sundsvall, Sweden, a political dispute has erupted over a street named after Arthur Engberg, a former Social Democrat with a history of antisemitic views.

According to the report, the opposition party, the Moderates, has called for the street, Arthur Engbergs väg, to be renamed due to Engberg’s past, emphasizing the importance of addressing antisemitism amid rising hate crimes against Jews in Sweden.

Ddespite acknowledging Engberg’s offensive writings, Niklas Säwén, a leading Social Democrat in Sundsvall, criticized the Moderates for what he perceives as an attempt to tarnish his party’s reputation, pointing out that Engberg eventually renounced his earlier views.


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