Zionism In Sweden

il-swe-75_smallerAs in many other Western European countries, Zionism in Sweden has mainly been about the attempt to persuade the Jewish congregations to support the State of Israel – as the Jewish homeland.

It was a long and difficult struggle for the Swedish Zionists, who met resistance not only among the Swedish Jews but also from their leaders and rabbis, who saw Zionism as a threat to the Conservative Judaism that prevailed in Sweden in the beginning of the 1900’s. The man in the forefront of Zionism in Sweden was Mauritz Tarschis.

Zionism met great resistance in Sweden, until after the Holocaust.
Zionism became a big movement that united the Jewish people worldwide.