Internment in Sweden during World War II

Staffan Karlsson

During World War II, numerous foreign soldiers entered Sweden. Some were escaping from enemy forces, others were serving as crew on military aircraft or vessels which, due to war events or accidents, entered Swedish territory, yet others were deserters. Most foreign soldiers were interned in camps. This exhibit shows mail sent to and from such internment camps. It documents the postal handling of internment mail – often including censorship – as well as the historical context. Version Stockholmia 2019.

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