Talking to an older relative some years ago about Sweden during W II and the governments cowardness against Germany during the first years of the war I was told: You know nothing of how it was? Of Course you don´t in any case of history you havn't lived through but looking at Sweden's position during the war gives a very big deal of shame. Not that many Swedes were nazis (There was political nazi parties who failed to take place in the parliament even during the 30's) but we had a cultural connection to Germany before the war. As an example Germany was the second language in schools - after the war it was English. The Swedish crown prince, Gustaf Adolf killed in an air accident i Copenhagen - was married to Sibylla, a German woman who's father was a nazi. In the Miltary Council the Commander of the Armed Forces, Thörnell got an German military decoration direct from Hitler - during the war! The most shameless Swedish "actions" as I see them was: 1. The evasion to help Finland military during the Winter war 1939. Before the war the government gave promisies to that. 2. The transits of German forces and equipment on Swedish railways during the first years of the war. After the war the Swedish industry was nearly unharmed and that lay the foundation of the Swedish postwar wealth. One of the best symbolic signs of the Swedish cowardish attitude during WW II came in the Swedish TV-series "Någonstans i Sverige" eng. "Somewhere in Sweden". In one scene in the early parts of the series an upper class apartment in Stockholm is showned during the early war years. On the mantelpieceis is a photo of Hitler. Later in the series, after 1943, the same mantelpiece is showned but now the photo is changed to one of - Winston Churchill!!!