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Eesti Kogudused Rootsis (Estonian Congregations in Sweden) records

Identifier: IHRC3219


Collection consists of bulletins of the EELK Stockholm Congregation (Teated), press notices, letter from archbishop Konrad Veem, Richard Koolmeister in memoriam, "The Fate of Religion and Church under Soviet Rule in Estonia in 1940-1941" (manuscript, in English) and booklets: "The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia in Exile". Stockholm, 1957"Evangelisatsiooni jutlused" by Konrad Veem. Stockholm, 1968"Estonian Religous Literature Published in the Estonian Language during the Period 1945-1968". Stockholm, 1968"Eesti Vaimulik Raamat". Uppsala, 1975"EELK Uppsala Kogudus 1946-1981" by Marje Õunapuu. Uppsala, 1981


  • 1960-1991

Language of Materials

Estonian, English


Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


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Sweden Synod of Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK Rootsi Praostkond) is chaired by provost Ingo Tiit Jaagu and presides over the following congregations: Eskilstuna (founded in 1946 by Richard Koolmeister), Göteborg and West-Sweden, South-Sweden, Norrköping (founded in 1944 by pastor Johan Teras), Stockholm (1942), Uppsala (1946). One of the oldest Estonian Lutheran Congregation was formed in Göteborg in 1945. Jaan Lattik and Hjalmar Pöhl were elected as pastors for the congregation, they were succeeded by provost Martin Ots, who served in 1947-1967. In 1969 Göteborg congregation was joined with West-Sweden and Mölndal congregations. First congregations in South-Sweden were formed in 1945 when Elmar Petersoo was appointed as the regional pastor, followed by Hjalmar Pöhl. Services were held in Lund even though the South-Sweden deanery included congregations in Copenhagen. Congregations in Gotland, Gävle, Kumla, Södertälje, Värmland and Örebro have been closed or joined with regional deaneries. In 2009, there were 1622 active members of the Estonian congregations in Sweden.


5 linear inches


Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, New Jersey), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), the BaltherNet non-profit network, and the IHRC Archives in May 2014. Birgit Nurme and Pille Aguraiuja of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.


IHRC3657 - Veem, Konrad

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