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Author Event: John B. Simon

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Center at Scandinavian Cultural Center, West Newton MA

Oct 25 2019
Author Event: John B. Simon

The first Jews arrived in Finland in the mid-19th century when the nation, then part of imperial Russia, was only taking shape

They were young boys ripped from their homes, taken to military schools, and forced to serve in the imperial army. One hundred years later, during World War II, 260,000 German soldiers arrived in Finland. The Nazis murdered millions of Jews around Europe, but in Finland Jews fought alongside the Germans against the Soviet Union. Not a single one was harmed by their Nazi brothers-in-arms. A field synagogue functioned on the front line, and several openly Jewish soldiers were even awarded the

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Friday, October 25th | 7pm | FREE with registration

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206 Waltham Street, West Newton, MA 02465

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