Re: X-Post: MiWSR: Beard on Westerlund, "The Finnish SS-Volunteers and Atrocities, 1941–1943"

I would like to point out that Finland's role in atrocities during WWII extended beyond the participation of volunteers in the Wiking Division. The Finns maintained a network of camps for Soviet (non-Finnic) civilians and Soviet POWs. The POWs, especially, suffered a high death rate because of the conditions of their confinement (over 19,000 out of 70,000 died). Some POWs and some civilian Jews were also turned over to the Germans for execution. See _The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945_, vol.

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