Author Archives: Torgny Segerstedt

Living: 1876 - 1945

Place of birth: Karlstad

Torgny Segerstedt was a Swedish publicist and historian of religion. He is best known for his clear stance against German National Socialism, before and during World War II, as editor-in-chief of the Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfarts-Tidning (GHT). GHT was one of only two newspapers in the whole of Sweden that dared to give space to Vilhelm Moberg's critical articles. His grave in Kviberg cemetery in Gothenburg became a place of pilgrimage after the end of peace, especially for Norwegians.

Either - or

"With this power of violence no peace can be made. Here, as I said, it is a matter of life. Everything [...]

Against uncertain fates

"Each lineage has had its burden to bear. Tired and disappointed, they have all [...]

A new era

Torgny Segerstedt on new times, published on 22 February 1932.

Freedom, equality and fraternity

"If you cut off the health of ability, your own interest in creating value, progress stops. [...]


Published on 24 December 1924 in the column IDAG in Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning (GHT).

Press and parties

Published on 15 December 1923.