ACROSS THE BALTIC, A Mission to Raise Awareness of Communist Crimes

  • 2008-02-25
In the historiography of the Baltic countries, the Kingdom of Sweden these days is most often painted as a benevolent force of moral superiority in history books filled with the collusion of Germany and Russia. Yet there is a darker side to Swedish-Baltic relations. As many in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania know, while Denmark and Norway refused to recognize the incorporation of the Baltic countries into the Soviet Union in 1940, Sweden gave the act de jure recognition. And when the Soviet government demanded the deportation of Baltic refugees who had fought on the side of the Ax...
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