Rainer Hoess, grandson of Rudolf Hoess, the longest-serving commandant of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in occupied Poland, was in Sweden recently to promote a campaign against the rise of neo-Nazi movements across Europe, launched Wednesday ahead of the upcoming
European elections, according to Agence France Presse.
Entitled "Never Forget. To Vote", the campaign launched by the Swedish Social Democratic Youth League (SSU) ahead of the May 22-25 vote sees the ballot box as the best defense against resurgent far-right extremism. SSU head Gabriel Wikstroem said, "To have Rainer at the front of this initiative is a way to show that he can never forget and we should never either."