Finnish War Children

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Mothers saying goodbye to their children as they send them off to Sweden so they will be safe during the Winter War.

Mothers saying goodbye to their children as they send them off to Sweden so they will be safe during the Winter War.

#Finnish sotalapset (war children / evacuees) arriving in #Sweden, 1939

#Finnish sotalapset (war children / evacuees) arriving in #Sweden, 1939

Children being sent to Sweden during the WW2.  Kuva   Museovirasto historiallinen kuva-arkisto.

Children being sent to Sweden during the WW2. Kuva Museovirasto historiallinen kuva-arkisto.

Photo of #Finnish evacuee. Used in the documentary film Sotalapset (War Children)

Photo of #Finnish evacuee. Used in the documentary film Sotalapset (War Children)

Finnish children sent to Denmark during the Winter War

Finnish children sent to Denmark during the Winter War

A mother and her children take cover during a Russian air raid. Tammisaari, Finland, 1940. foto Carl Mydans.

A mother and her children take cover during a Russian air raid. Tammisaari, Finland, 1940. foto Carl Mydans.

Finnish schoolchildren collecting lichens in Kitee during World War I. Lichens were used to treat wounds.  They were also used as emergency food during times of famine in Finland. Photo credit: Pajapellon nurkasta/blogspo

Finnish schoolchildren collecting lichens in Kitee during World War I. Lichens were used to treat wounds. They were also used as emergency food during times of famine in Finland. Photo credit: Pajapellon nurkasta/blogspo

Name tag for #Finnish child being evacuated to #Sweden.  My mom was evacuated to Sweden during wartime.

Name tag for #Finnish child being evacuated to #Sweden. My mom was evacuated to Sweden during wartime.

Soviet Finnish War, Finnish Little Children Refugees At Copenhagen In Denmark On March 1940 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Soviet Finnish War, Finnish Little Children Refugees At Copenhagen In Denmark On March 1940 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Escorting nursery children from an air raid shelter in 1942

Escorting nursery children from an air raid shelter in 1942


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Mothers saying goodbye to their children as they send them off to Sweden so they will be safe during the Winter War.

Mothers saying goodbye to their children as they send them off to Sweden so they will be safe during the Winter War.

Photo of #Finnish evacuee. Used in the documentary film Sotalapset (War Children)

Photo of #Finnish evacuee. Used in the documentary film Sotalapset (War Children)

Soviet Finnish War, Finnish Little Children Refugees At Copenhagen In Denmark On March 1940 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Soviet Finnish War, Finnish Little Children Refugees At Copenhagen In Denmark On March 1940 (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Finnish child evacuees with soldiers. Date and place unknown. Need a translation for caption: Evakot joutuivat majoittumaan vieraiden ihmisten asuntoihin selvitäkseen talven yli. Pääosin evakot otettiin lämpimästi vastaan    Sekasorron keskellä perheenjäsenet joutuivat eroon toisistaan, ja vaikka monet lopulta työn ja tuskan jälkeen löysivät toisensa, ei kaikille selvinnyt koskaan, mitä läheisille oli tapahtunut.

Finnish child evacuees with soldiers. Date and place unknown. Need a translation for caption: Evakot joutuivat majoittumaan vieraiden ihmisten asuntoihin selvitäkseen talven yli. Pääosin evakot otettiin lämpimästi vastaan Sekasorron keskellä perheenjäsenet joutuivat eroon toisistaan, ja vaikka monet lopulta työn ja tuskan jälkeen löysivät toisensa, ei kaikille selvinnyt koskaan, mitä läheisille oli tapahtunut.

Finnish civilians dive to the ground as sirens warn about approaching Soviet bombers. Apparently there’s no air raid shelter anywhere nearby. Winter War, 1940.

Finnish civilians dive to the ground as sirens warn about approaching Soviet bombers. Apparently there’s no air raid shelter anywhere nearby. Winter War, 1940.

#Finnish war children open up about abuse | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi

#Finnish war children open up about abuse | Yle Uutiset | yle.fi

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Name tag for #Finnish child being evacuated to #Sweden.  My mom was evacuated to Sweden during wartime.

Name tag for #Finnish child being evacuated to #Sweden. My mom was evacuated to Sweden during wartime.

#Finnish sotalapset (war children / evacuees) arriving in #Sweden, 1939

#Finnish sotalapset (war children / evacuees) arriving in #Sweden, 1939

Swedish military uniform m/1942 kv for the Swedish Red Cross, nurse or other Red Cross personnel with Finnish children being evacuated by train to Sweden, 1945.

Swedish military uniform m/1942 kv for the Swedish Red Cross, nurse or other Red Cross personnel with Finnish children being evacuated by train to Sweden, 1945.

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