A 3-Part Jewish Adventure to BaltoScandia, Part 2: Sweden - the Pop Music Capital of the World with Evgenia Kempinski
June 9, 16, 23, 2022
Sweden - the Pop Music Capital of the World
Sweden today is home to about 15,000 Jews, making it one of the larger Jewish communities in Europe. Though Jews were not very welcome in Sweden in the 18th century (Jews had to practice Jewish rituals in secret), within 100 years from the establishment of the first Jewish community, Jews recevied Royal protection and civil rights. Join us on Thursday June 16th at 12:30 PM PDT/3:30 PM EDT for a virtual adventure to the ""Pop Music Capital of the World"" when we will visit synagogues, Jewish properties and monuments in Stockholm and several other Swedish towns, learn about the unique role Sweden played in saving Jews from the neighboring countries during the Holocaust, and hear the story of how Sweden saved Jewish refugees fleeing from Communist countries after the WWII. We will alos examine the similarity and difference of Jewish destiny in Sweden and Finland and address the subject of modern anti-semitism in Scandinavia.