Sweden on Thursday said it wants as many young people as possible to visit Holocaust memorial sites to tackle anti-Semitism in the Nordic nation, where neo-Nazi activities have been intensifying in recent years.
The government said it would invest 15 million kronor (1.4 million euros, $1.7 million) on projects over three years to raise awareness about Nazi crimes against Jews, Roma communities and other groups.
"Nazism and racism are growing and spreading. We are therefore launching this investment so that more youth can be equipped with the knowledge to tackle the anti-democratic forces that are growing in Sweden," Culture Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke said in a statement.
The Swedish Committee Against Anti-Semitism will receive 12.8 million kronor to organize trips to Holocaust remembrance sites, and the Living History Forum, a public authority, is to offer educational tools and resources.