Seppo Jyrkinen wrote:
– At 1942 there was some 6-7.000 refugees in Sweden and 150 more was too much.
– At Spring 1944 there was 48.000 refugees and refugee Jews were accepted.
Where is the logic?
The obvious simple answer could be that Sweden made a policy change due to it becoming apparent that Germany was going to lose the war? In other words maybe they still thought in 1942 that Axis might be able to win it and wanted to avoid agonizing Germany, but by spring of 1944 they would have come to conclusion that Allies were going to win the war soon - and therefore decided to disregard German opinion and gather the "browney points" for possible further use.
Undoubtedly one reason but also that Germany where more locked in combat with USSR,
so Sweden started to feel she had more options than earlier.
One further reason was that Swedish government started to understand what Germany did to Jews.
The Jews were not just sent into reservations, but actually disapeared.
So Swedish Foreign office stared to give Swedish passports to any Jew with enough Swedish connections during 1942
(German authorities accepted that Jews got Swedish citizenship if there where "legal grounds",
like marriage of convenience or close enough relatives in Sweden)
and during 1943 the doors where open for any Danish or Norwegian Jew that where able to get across the border.
I remember seeing some hints about such Swedish policy change for the specific reason in some sources and the imports of materials (such as TNT, gunpowder and ordnance steel) needed by Finnish industry to maintain war production did a nosedive in 1942.
Mainly because Finland was an ally of Nazi Germany and thus part of the war.
And yes "Allied with Nazi Germany" was the term the western allies used at the time.
Sweden could not support Finland with "implements of war" and pretend to be Neutral at the same time.
And Partly by the simple fact that Finland did not pay their bills, but asked for more cedits.