Tag: Nazi Germany

  • The wellness hysteria

    The wellness hysteria

    Humans have long strived to reach an optimal state of health, but we have probably never been more receptive to various dietary supplements, mindfulness exercises or ancient herbal medicines than now. In a stressful and performance-driven modern working life and in a media landscape with thousands of impressions a day, more and more people are […]

  • Master spy Eric Erickson

    Master spy Eric Erickson

    For several years, the Swedish-American businessman Eric Erickson spied on Nazi Germany. He gathered information about the German oil industry, information that would prove crucial in defeating the Germans and ending the war. After Hitler’s fall, Eric Erickson was hailed as a war hero and the United States awarded him the finest medal a non-military […]

  • Zarah Leander – Nazi Germany’s own songbird

    Zarah Leander – Nazi Germany’s own songbird

    The editorial staff for this section consists of: Cecilia Düringer – presenter and script Mårten Andersson – screenplay Erik Laquist – producer Zardasht Rad – stage narrator Peter Jonason – sound design and final mix Also participating is Beata Arnborg, journalist and author Want to know more about Zarah Leander? Here are some of the […]

  • Sports washing

    Sports washing

    History is full of examples of dictatorships that have used sport to try to clean up their reputation on the international stage. Nazi Germany’s Olympics in Berlin in 1936 and Argentina’s soccer World Cup in 1978 are two clear examples. Today, sportswashing is seen throughout the global sports industry. Several football teams all over the […]

  • Swedish party official suspended after Anne Frank’s post

    Swedish party official suspended after Anne Frank’s post

    STOCKHOLM – An official from the Sweden Democrats was suspended by the far-right party for making derogatory comments about the Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank. In an Instagram post that has now been deleted, Rebecka Fallenkvist called Anne, among other things, “immoral”, according to Swedish media. Anne, who wrote a diary while hiding in Amsterdam […]

  • Russia warns EU state of Soviet debt

    Russia warns EU state of Soviet debt

    Talk of “compensation” over Soviet rule could lead to Latvia owing Moscow money rather than the other way around, diplomats said The Russian embassy in Riga has scoffed at Latvian media reports that a government commission is working to determine “reparations” from the Soviet “occupation” of the Baltic state, which is now a member of […]

  • The Russian embassy warns the EU state that it could end up in debt

    The Russian embassy warns the EU state that it could end up in debt

    Talk of “compensation” over Soviet rule could lead to Latvia owing Moscow money rather than the other way around, diplomats said The Russian embassy in Riga has scoffed at Latvian media reports that a state commission is working to set up “damages” from the Soviet Union “occupation” of the Baltic state, which is now a […]

  • “Sonnenrad” used in the shooters’ manifesto: a spiritual symbol of hatred

    “Sonnenrad” used in the shooters’ manifesto: a spiritual symbol of hatred

    Just before supermarket shooting who killed 10 people on May 14, 2022 in Buffalo, New York, the suspected terrorist has posted a manifesto online. The top is adorned with a “sun row” or “black sun” an old Nordic symbol. Sonnenrad consists of 12 repeated runes – letters from ancient Germanic languages ​​- arranged in a […]

  • By throwing their ties with Russia, Sweden and Finland’s leaders are taking their people on a dangerous path

    By throwing their ties with Russia, Sweden and Finland’s leaders are taking their people on a dangerous path

    Neutrality has been abandoned without any objective reason other than American-driven Russophobia Sweden and Finland have broken their neutrality status and are seeking NATO membership in response to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. It is the latest sign that entire countries are falling for the media’s anti-Russian games. After years of relatively calm relations with […]

  • Russia’s history in 10 paintings

    Russia’s history in 10 paintings

    These Russian artists have depicted the most vital and dramatic events of Russia’s ten centuries of existence. Vasilij Perov. The first Christians in Kyiv (1880) State Russian Museum Christianity, which comes from the Byzantine Empire, began to spread across Russia long before the country’s official baptism of Kiev’s Prince Vladimir 988. According to some sources, […]

  • This week in Russia: Ambition and reality

    This week in Russia: Ambition and reality

    Like the coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s war on Ukraine is something that President Vladimir Putin cannot control – so the Kremlin is flushing the numbers and trying to shape the story. Putin’s speech on the weekend of May 9 signaled that the killing could continue for months or more. Here are some of the most important […]

  • Russian-minded convoy organizers discuss violence, guns in a closed group discussion

    Russian-minded convoy organizers discuss violence, guns in a closed group discussion

    A small group of people with a Russian background who plan to take part in a pro-Russian demonstration in Helsinki this weekend appear to be supporters of the president. Vladimir PutinUkraine attacked, and some threatened to use violence during the incident. An organization called Rufi – a group not part of the Finland-Russia alliance – […]

  • A pro-Russia convoy will pass through the Helsinki region this weekend

    A pro-Russia convoy will pass through the Helsinki region this weekend

    A convoy of about 20 vehicles will take part in a pro-Russian demonstration planned for the metropolitan area this weekend. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 8, the day before Victory Day, commemorating the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany and Victory Day in Europe on May 9th. According to police, the […]

  • Civilians attempt evacuation from Ukraine’s besieged Mariupol

    Civilians attempt evacuation from Ukraine’s besieged Mariupol

    Ukrainian authorities attempted further evacuations from Mariupol on Monday, following an initial operation to remove around 100 civilians from the besieged Azovstal steel plant. Meanwhile, in Brussels, EU energy ministers held emergency talks as the bloc considers a phasing out of Russian oil imports. Read about the day’s events as they unfolded on our liveblog. […]

  • Saimaa canal as Russian gambit

    Saimaa canal as Russian gambit

    The parties agreed on a 50-year lease, and in 2013 they extended the lease until 2063. As Finland accelerates its accession to NATO, Russia is sending clear signals that such steps marked the end of good neighborly relations with NATO. Paasikivi-Kekkonen line – Foreign policy of Finnish neutrality and friendship. The preliminary representative of the […]

  • Live: Civilians try to evacuate from Ukraine’s besieged Mariupol

    Live: Civilians try to evacuate from Ukraine’s besieged Mariupol

    Ukrainian authorities are planning further evacuations from Mariupol on Monday, following an initial operation to remove about 100 civilians from the besieged Azovstal steelworks. At the same time, in Brussels, EU energy ministers are holding emergency talks as the bloc considers a phasing out of Russian oil imports. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the […]

  • Wednesday leaves: NATO surprise, ringing on the rise and cool days ahead

    Wednesday leaves: NATO surprise, ringing on the rise and cool days ahead

    The debate over Finland’s possible accession to NATO has been a constant story about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and it has often risen to international headlines. Helsingin Sanomat writes on Wednesday that the speed with which Finland has made progress with its NATO membership has surprised Russia considerably. HS adds that the Russian media now […]

  • Finnish Jews face discrimination, says an EU anti-Semitism expert

    Finnish Jews face discrimination, says an EU anti-Semitism expert

    EU anti-Semitism watchdog Katharina von Schnurbeintold Yle that the Finnish authorities need to do more to combat hate speech, including anti-Semitic narratives. "Our research shows that one in two Europeans see anti-Semitism as a problem in their home country. This figure is 17 per cent of Finns." He said, adding that the relatively small Jewish […]

  • What are the chances of a Kremlin coup?

    What are the chances of a Kremlin coup?

    Warsaw – With Russia’s ground invasion largely stagnant and stuttering, a minority view is emerging among some Kremlin observers that the days of Russian leader Vladimir Putin are numbered. “Whatever Putin does, he does not look like he can survive long,” tweeted Anders Aslund, a Swedish economist and former economic adviser to the governments of […]

  • Finland’s NATO madness

    Finland’s NATO madness

    Now I am surrounded by so-called experts who have been driven to TV studios to incite war over the events in Ukraine and how Finland is next in line. I see fear overshadowed by political decisions and Twitterat igniting fires demanding intervention and no-go zones. There seems to have been a collective collapse in mental […]

  • Russian forces are trying to take control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, says President Zelensky

    Russian forces are trying to take control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, says President Zelensky

    Kiev [Ukraine]February 24 (ANI): Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday that Russian occupying forces were trying to take control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. “Russian occupation forces are trying to seize the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Our defenders are giving their lives so that the tragedy of 1986 will not be repeated. Reported […]

  • 100 masterpieces of Russian literature you should read

    100 masterpieces of Russian literature you should read

    From ancient tales to modern novels, we bring you a selection of books that can all be considered timeless classics. Many of them are part of the school program, not only in Russia. 1. The Tale of Igor’s Campaign (1185) W. W. Norton; 1st edition, 1973 This “tale of woe” about Prince Igor’s unsuccessful campaign […]

  • Human rights China won the Winter Olympics.  Almost.

    Human rights China won the Winter Olympics. Almost.

    ZHANGJIAKOU, China – When triple Olympian Gus Kenworthy made the remarkable, perhaps even brave, decision to speak out against the “atrocities of human rights” while still in China at the Winter Games, the self-proclaimed “loud and disgusting” British skier also proved that other athletes, if they had chosen, might as well have used their Olympic […]

  • Allies still divided over Russian intentions

    Allies still divided over Russian intentions

    Warsaw – The guessing game about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions continued on Sunday, with worried Western military officials and independent experts agreeing that the Kremlin has gathered enough forces to invade Ukraine. However, disagreement remains between allies over whether the military build-up is a feint designed to extract Western concessions or an invading force […]

  • Prussia – from crusaders to pickle hoods

    Prussia – from crusaders to pickle hoods

    It began with warlike crusaders in the 13th century Baltics but ended with total annihilation 75 years ago. Vetenskapsradion Historia draws on Prussia’s variegated history from the German Order of the Crusaders, via the philosopher King Frederick II in the 18th century and the Prussia of the infamous Junkers and military discipline that came to […]

  • All COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted next week

    All COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted next week

    PM to speak today Health Minister Magnus Heunicke has also called for COVID-19 no longer categorized as a socially critical disease from the same date. Certain measures involving testing and isolation when traveling to Denmark will continue to exist in one format or another for a further four weeks, at least. Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen […]

  • The Haijby affair: Homosexuality and extortion scandal in the royal family

    The Haijby affair: Homosexuality and extortion scandal in the royal family

    P3 documentary dives into the issues surrounding the Haijby affair. Did Haijby have a homosexual relationship with the king? Did the authorities try to get Haijby detained in a mental hospital or in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany? Was Haijby a proposed joker or a victim of the court’s desire to protect the king […]

  • The Helsinki Jewish Congregation spends 450,000 euros a year on security

    The Helsinki Jewish Congregation spends 450,000 euros a year on security

    In November, flowers were placed outside the Helsinki Synagogue, which were attached to the slogan “Arbeit macht frei” at the gates of the Nazi concentration camps. . The delivery took place on the anniversary of the Kristallnacht, the night of the broken glass, when Nazi Germany launched a pogrom against Jews, businesses and real estate […]

  • Master spy Eric Erickson

    Master spy Eric Erickson

    For several years spied the Swedish-American businessman Eric Erickson in Nazi Germany. He gathered information about the German oil industry, information that would prove crucial in defeating Germany and ending the war. After the fall of Hitler, Eric Erickson was hailed as a war hero and received by the United States the finest medal a […]

  • FACTS: Russian mercenaries are involved in conflicts around the world

    Read more about the Wagner group here: * The Wagner group is described as a network of Russian mercenaries. * There are various theories as to where the group’s name comes from. Some believe that the leader of the group is known by the name Wagner. However, there is very sparse information about who is […]

  • Denmark’s plan to make immigrants work is the BBC’s story of the day

    Denmark’s plan to make immigrants work is the BBC’s story of the day

    The UK may have fallen prey to Brexit to deal with, but that has not stopped Denmark’s affairs from grabbing its fair share of headlines today. Right now, the story ‘Denmark tells some migrants to work for benefits’ is best read on the BBC’s website. With millions of readers a day, this is not a […]

  • Court Dismisses Incitement Charges Against Independence Day Swastika Flag Wavers

    Court Dismisses Incitement Charges Against Independence Day Swastika Flag Wavers

    On Monday, the Helsinki District Court dismissed the charges of five men suspected of inciting participation in an ethnic group in the presentation of swastika tickets at the Independence Day demonstration in 2018. Five defendants participated in the neo-Nazi Towards Freedom (Towards Freedom) demonstration in Helsinki on December 6, 2018. According to the indictment, three […]

  • SF wants an apology to descendants of communists

    SF wants an apology to descendants of communists

    – It has had a huge consequence. Both for the people who came to concentration camps, but also for their children, families and survivors, says SF’s Member of Parliament Lisbeth Bech-Nielsen. – Because it was the Danish government, a unanimous parliament, that made the communist law and sent these people to their deaths for many. […]

  • SF wants an apology after 80 years

    SF wants an apology after 80 years

    – It has had a huge consequence. Both for the people who came to concentration camps, but also for their children, families and survivors, says SF’s Member of Parliament Lisbeth Bech-Nielsen. – Because it was the Danish government, a unanimous parliament, that made the communist law and sent these people to their deaths for many. […]

  • Marshal Mannerheim, a complex national hero who barely spoke Finnish

    Marshal Mannerheim, a complex national hero who barely spoke Finnish

    Anyone who has spent even the shortest periods in Helsinki or in many parts of Finland already knows the name Mannerheim. According to the Marshal, there are at least dozens of designated streets, squares and public spaces, not least the 5.5 km boulevard in the center of Helsinki, which has served as the capital’s main […]

  • National News Round-Up: Waste collection week confirmed by mid-April

    National News Round-Up: Waste collection week confirmed by mid-April

    An estimated 137,000 school children are expected to go out into Danish nature to pick up waste in week 15. The week with waste collection, which is coordinated by the Danish Society for Nature Conservation, then reaches its highlights on the weekend of 17 – 18 April, when the adults participate. Hundreds of children and […]

  • Who fought with Hitler against the Soviet Union during World War II and why

    Who fought with Hitler against the Soviet Union during World War II and why

    Most Allies in the Third Reich had no reason to join the war against the Soviet Union. The Italians Paxox (CC BY-SA 4.0) Fascist Italy, the largest ally of Nazi Germany during World War II, was largely responsible for the Mediterranean war theater. However, Benito Mussolini also wanted Hitler to give his soldiers a chance […]

  • The Finnish Independence Day gala has been celebrated in many ways and in many places

    The Finnish Independence Day gala has been celebrated in many ways and in many places

    The Independence Day dance, which usually brings thousands of guests to the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, has been the most watched media event of the year in Finland for decades. The story continues after the picture President Sauli Niinistö and the first woman Jenni Haukio danced with the 2019 ball.AOP Guests have ranged from ordinary […]

  • Activist sentenced to one year in prison for anti-Jewish vandalism

    A 39-year-old man from Hobro has been sentenced by the Court in Randers to one year in prison for vandalism against a Jewish cemetery. 84 tombstones were covered with green paint, six of them were overturned and a yellow sticker with the text “Jude” was affixed to one of them. The vandalism took place last […]

  • According to the police from Sweden, right-wing radical Danes are controlled

    According to the police from Sweden, right-wing radical Danes are controlled

    Two men have been charged with vandalism against a Jewish cemetery near Randers. But it is just one of several actions that have affected a number of Danish cities since the right-wing radical movement Nordfront came to Denmark in 2017. This is the assessment of the East Jutland Police. An analyst from the police district’s […]

  • Comedian and author Aron Flam is acquitted of copyright infringement

    Comedian and author Aron Flam is acquitted of copyright infringement

    Comedian and author Aron Flam, who has been charged with copyright infringement, is acquitted by the Patent and Market Court at Stockholm District Court. The trial was about whether the cover of his book is too similar to the picture “A Swedish tiger”, whose rights are owned by the Emergency Management Museum. Aron Flam was […]

  • Aron Flam risks damages in the millions

    Aron Flam risks damages in the millions

    The trial was held today in the case of comedian Aron Flam, who used a remade version of the classic work A Swedish tiger on a book cover. Now he risks damages in the millions. Aron Flam’s tiger winks with one eye, greets himself with his paw and wears an armband with a swastika. He […]

  • Now the trial against Aron Flam begins

    Now the trial against Aron Flam begins

    The trial against comedian and author Aron Flam began today, who is accused of having infringed on the classic work A Swedish Tiger – an image created by Bertil Almqvist during World War II. A Swedish tiger was created in 1941 to emphasize the importance of being vigilant during World War II. Aron Flam, comedian […]

  • 101-year-old Allan Sigvard Johansson fought for Finland against the Soviet Union

    101-year-old Allan Sigvard Johansson fought for Finland against the Soviet Union

    75 years ago today, September 2, World War II ended, when Japan had capitulated. Sweden never took part in any of the wars, but was still affected by the Soviet Union’s attacks on Finland – 1939 and onwards. Thousands of Swedish volunteers took part in two wars that Finland fought against the Soviet Union. – […]