Amelie Posse-Brázdová (11 February 1884 in
Stockholm – 3 March
1957) was a Swedish author. She is also known for her work against
nazism during World War II.
Amelie Posse was the daughter of
Count Fredrik Arvidsson Posse and
Auda Gunhild Wennerberg. She was married to the criminal psychologist
Andreas Bjerre in 1904–1912 and to the Czech artist Oskar (nicknamed
Oki) Brázda (1887–1977) from 1915, and became the mother of
Bohuslav (Slavo) 9/13/1916-1991;RAF pilot) & the artist Jan
During her second marriage, she lived in the Vatican some 7
Czechoslovakia on the manor Líčkov. She became
known as a democrat and a pacifist in her work and was a friend of
president Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. In 1938, she returned to Sweden
after an order for her arrest had been issued by the Gestapo. In 1940,
she was one of the founders of the discussionclub Tisdagsklubben ("The
Tuesday Club") in Stockholm. It was formally a discussion-club about
culture, but its true purpose was to work against the expansion of
nazism in Sweden. The club was in fact inaugurated the same day Nazi
Germany occupied Norway, the 9 April 1940. Tisdagsklubben was to be
used as the center of the Swedish resistance movement in the case
Sweden was ever occupied by Nazi Germany.
Amelie Posse was, like other
members of the club, listed in German records as "Untrustworthy
A tiny museum with
Amelie Posse memorabilia can be found at Örenäs
slott, close to Posse's childhood home (torn down), near Landskrona in
Den oförlikneliga fångenskapen, 1931.
Den brokiga friheten, 1932.
Ned med vapnen! En kampsignal mot kriget, 1935.
I begynnelsen var ljuset, 1940.
Bygga upp, ej riva neder, 1942.
Mellan slagen, 1946.
Kring kunskapens träd, 1946.
Kunskapens träd i blom, 1946.
Åtskilligt kan nu sägas, 1949.
Minnenas park, 1954.
När järnridån föll över Prag, postumt utgiven 1968 under
redigering av Barbro Alving.
Her work has been translated into English, Danish and Czech.
Bokholm, Rune, Tisdagsklubben. Om glömda antinazistiska
sanningssägare i svenskt 30-40-tal, Atlantis förlag, Stockholm,
Levander, Hans, "Posse-Brázdová, Amelie", Svenska män och kvinnor
6, Albert Bonniers Förlag, Stockholm, 1949.
Lövgren, Britta, "Posse, Amelie", Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon 143,
red Göran Nilzén,
Strömberg Krantz, Eva, En ande som hör jorden till: en bok om Amelie