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Refugees and Europe: The Swedish Exception

Göran Rosenberg

‘What would it take to turn the downward spiral of anti-refugee policies around?’

Göran Rosenberg

Göran Rosenberg was born near Stockholm in 1948, the son of two Holocaust survivors. Between 1966 and 1968 he studied at the University of Stockholm, majoring in mathematics, philosophy, political science and journalism. In 1970 he left academia to work as a journalist for Swedish television, radio and print. He has enjoyed a prolific publishing career spanning over two decades, including the highly acclaimed A Personal History of Zionism, Messianism and the State of Israel (1996), which has been translated into six languages, and Reflections on Journalism (2000), which has been translated into Norwegian and Danish. Two of his documentaries have received awards: The Black City with the White House received the Golden Nymph for Best Reportage Documentary at the 1990 International Television Film Festival; and Goethe and Ghetto, which won the Czech Crystal at the International Film Festival in 1996. In 2000 he was awarded a doctorate honoris causa at the University of Gothenberg.

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