Olof Palme, later prime minister, was one of the many Swedes who protested against the US war in Vietnam
Olof Palme, later prime minister, was one of the many Swedes who protested against the US war in Vietnam

Anti-Vietnam war protestor remembers leaving USA for Sweden

"Sweden was the only western country that accepted deserters."
4:22 min

Today marks 40 years since the US withdrew its final troops from Vietnam, and Radio Sweden spoke to one of the many Americans who came here because of Swedish opposition to the war.

Many Swedes were active in protesting against the war, including, Olof Palme, who was to become prime minister. He marched in 1968, while he was Education Minister.

Sweden was also the first country to recognise what was then North Vietnam, in 1969.

And just a year later Stephen Goldin came here from the USA, because of his opposition to the war.

He told Radio Sweden why he made that decision.

Reporter: Nathalie Rothschild.

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