I’m researching my family, and after talking to my aunt last weekend, I discovered that my uncle (b. 1918) and his family had come over from Sweden in 1927. My aunt said that they were lookng for a better life. That could cover a lot of reasons, though.
I’m wondering, what was life like in Sweden and Denmark then? Did Sweden participate in the Great War? Were they experiencing the late-Twenties boom that the US got, or were they more affected by the instability in Germany? Were people starving, comfortable, adventurous?