The Swedish Tiger Roars as Synagogues Close

The Swedish Tiger Roars as Synagogues Close

It was a familiar slogan throughout war-time Sweden: en Svensk tiger, which can be translated as „a Swedish tiger” — or, more to the point: „a Swede keeps secrets.” The so-called Swedish Vigilance Campaign made this expression the focus of its effort to prevent Swedes from spilling secrets that could harm its national defense during World War II.