The extreme right party suspended a Sweden Democrats official for disparaging Jewish teenage diarist Anne Frank.
Rebecka Fallenkvist reportedly called Anne “immoral” in a now-deleted Instagram post, among other things, according to Swedish media.
Before being apprehended, Anne kept a diary while she was hiding in Amsterdam.
She passed away at 15 at the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen in Nazi Germany in February 1945.
Jewish organizations and Israeli Ambassador Ziv Nevo Kulman, who in a tweet stated: “I strongly condemn this despicable insult, disrespectful of the memory of Anne Frank,” responded strongly to Fallenkvist’s Instagram post.
Fallenkvist, 26, is the head of television programming for the Sweden Democrats.
Oskar Cavalli-Bjorkman, the media director for the Sweden Democrats, said late on Saturday that the party will take Fallenkvist’s “insensitive and unacceptable” remarks seriously and open an internal investigation into them.
People who had been involved in right-wing extremist organizations, notably neo-Nazis, founded Sweden Democrats in the 1980s.
Under Jimmie Akesson’s leadership, the party won the second-largest share of the vote in Sweden’s election on September 11.
With the assistance of the Sweden Democrats, three Swedish center-right parties decided to create a coalition government on Friday that embraced mainstream politics while maintaining a strict stance against immigration.