Postdoctoral project on the Jewish refugees in Sweden after the Holocaust


On 1 August, Dr. Pontus Rudberg took up a position as post-doctoral research fellow at the Hugo Valentin Centre. His research has mainly been concerned with modern Jewish and Holocaust history and his doctoral thesis examined how Jews in neutral Sweden reacted to the predicament of European Jewry in the Nazi era. 

Dr. Rudberg’s post-doctoral project deals with relief and rehabilitation activities in Sweden in the wake of the Holocaust. It is particularly focused on the organization of rehabilitation of Jewish refugees and Shoah-survivors that were evacuated to Sweden at the end of the war and the immediate post-war years. We wish Pontus very welcome to the HVC!