Group Photograph of Jewish Refugees

Jewish refugees in Sweden

Sweden, 1947. Group Photograph of Refugees

Jewish refugees who were brought to Sweden by the Jewish Labor Committee in 1947. The Jewish Labor Committee was formed in the U.S. in February 1934 by Yiddish-speaking immigrant trade union leaders. It was a response to the rise of Nazism in Germany. The committee   promoted anti-Nazism in trade unions. During the wary it saved Jewish cultural and political figures, as well as Jewish and non-Jewish labor and socialist leaders facing certain death at the hands of the Nazis.