The government of Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has allocated an additional 10 million SEK (approx. €1 million) for preparations for a museum on the Holocaust in Sweden.
The funds will be assigned to the Living History Forum, a public agency with extensive experience in collecting and disseminating knowledge about the Holocaust, as well as in linking history with the present. The Forum is already working to collect testimonies and objects.
“This year marks 75 years since the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, and it is of the utmost importance that what happened during World War II is not forgotten,” read a statement by the agency. “On 22 September, the Forum for Living History opens two new exhibitions on the theme of Sweden and the Holocaust, in which Sweden’s complex relationship to genocide is examined. In both exhibitions, new testimonies and never-before-exhibited objects are presented.”
“We have produced several exhibitions, reports and trainings over the years where testimonies and objects have been central parts, so we have both the knowledge and expertise to carry out this project, said Forum for Living HistorySuperintendent Ingrid Lomfors.”