Sweden to host international conference against anti-Semitism
Gathering of world leaders to be held in 2020, 75 years after Auschwitz liberated.
EJP members Benny Rung and Stefan Miesels take an active part in preparations to host an international conference against anti-Semitism in memory of the Holocaust in October 2020 in Sweden. ‘Anti-Semitism isn’t only a Jewish problem, it is a poison for all of society’, said Benny Rung.
Malmo had offered to host the conference, recalling the city had welcomed Danish Jews fleeing from Nazi-occupied Denmark during the Second World War, as well as hundreds of concentration camp survivors.
Jewish community groups say they have experienced an increase in hostile acts and words because of their faith. Several attacks in recent years have targeted Jewish-owned businesses or cultural and religious sites, particularly in Malmo.
Between 15,000 and 20,000 Jews live in Sweden, a country of about 10 million inhabitants.