The Swedish government has allocated $1.1 million to an organization tasked with establishing the country's first Holocaust museum.
The Culture Ministry said last week the government already transferred the sum to the Living History Forum, a Stockholm-based government agency that provides educational materials on the Holocaust, human rights and tolerance.
The money will be used to collect documents and interview Holocaust survivors to make up the museum's exhibits.
In 2018, Sweden said it was planning to build a Holocaust museum with a focus on survivors from the Scandinavian country and a center devoted to Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.
Many of the details about the museum, including the opening date, its location and whether it will operate as an independent government agency, are still unclear.
Lawmakers are debating whether the museum should be located in the capital, Stockholm, or in Malmö, a city that has seen a surge in anti-Semitism over the recent years.
"The Holocaust is a crime against humanity unprecedented in our history," the Culture Ministry said in its statement. "Its memory and his lessons must be preserved and passed on."