In 1938, Sweden and Switzerland requested that Nazi Germany would stamp the passports of all Jews with a J. With the addition of a single letter, border police could now distinguish Jews. Photo: Martin Skoog
Students work in the exhibition Anne Frank -Let me be myself. Photo: Linda Rehlin
Afghan journalist Najwa Alimi, recipient of the Per Anger prize 2019, with Swedish Minister of Culture, Amanda Lind. Photo: Juliana Wiklund
The Living History Forum
The Living History Forum is a public agency. We work for democracy and equality between all people, using lessons learned from the Holocaust.
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About us - With the Holocaust as a Starting Point
Our wish is to equip people with knowledge for the future, our goal is to work for everyone’s equal value.
International contacts are of vital importance for The Living History Forum. Exchanging experiences and knowledge with institutions and experts in other countries is crucial in ensuring that the Forum maintains a high standard.
How can we strive for increased simplicity and different aids without simplifying the complex issues?
The Living History Forum works with Holocaust remembrance and Holocaust education.
Having an understanding of why people are intolerant, the form it takes and how geographically widespread it is, is crucial to finding ways of combating such attitudes.
We produce exhibitions and educational materials about topics where it is obvious that general perceptions and/or ideas have led to terrible actions.
The book Tell Ye Your Children… was meant to help parents tell their children about how the unimaginable became reality.
The Per Anger Prize to human rights defenders
An international prize, established in 2004 by the Swedish Government to promote initiatives supporting human rights.
Learn more about our current exhibitions.
Collection of Holocaust memories
On behalf of the Swedish government The Living History Forum has commenced a nationwide collection of Holocaust memories related to Sweden.
Stumbling stones in Stockholm
All across Europe, 70,000 so-called Stolpersteine (or “stumbling stones”) have been laid down in memory of people who fell victim to the Holocaust. Swedish stumbling stones can be found outside three addresses in Stockholm.