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Elof Eriksson (1883-1965): A Case-study of Antisemitism in Sweden

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Abstract:

Berggren discusses the Swedish antisemitic propagandist Elof Eriksson and his works, and asks when, how and in what context his antisemitism emerged, how it developed and how it was connected to his other concerns. She also discusses how, to whom and to what extent his antisemitism was disseminated. Her main focus is the years 1925-41, when Eriksson published the antisemitic paperNationen(The Nation) and when his antisemitism developed from being one of the many important strands of his thought to being the foundation of his world-view. Along the way, she suggests that antisemitism in Sweden in the first decades of the twentieth century was the result of a mixture of domestic traditions and international influences, and not necessarily connected to Nazism at that time.

Keywords: Elof Eriksson; Nazism; Sweden; agrarianism; antisemitism; race

Document Type: Miscellaneous

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/003132200128810775

Affiliations: UmeƄ University, Sweden

Publication date: 2000-01-01

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