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Finnish children in Sweden, 1950.

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Finnish children in Sweden, 1950.
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Finnish children in Sweden, 1950.
Finnish children in Sweden, 1950.
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Finnish children in Sweden, 1950. During World War II Sweden declared its neutrality, but in the Winter war it declared itself non-belligerent and supported Finland's cause to a certain, but limited, extent. This included over 8,000 Swedish army and air force volunteers. Sweden also accepted and cared for a host of Finnish "war"-children during World War II. During World War II some 70,000 Finnish children (Finnish: sotalapset, the 'war children' Swedish: krigsbarn) were evacuated from Finland, chiefly to Sweden, but also to Norway and Denmark.[1] Most were evacuated during the Continuation War to ease the situation for their parents who set out to rebuild their homes in the re-conquered Karelia returning from the evacuation of Finnish Karelia. The first surge of evacuees arrived, however, during the Winter War when the Finns had reasons to fear a humanitarian catastrophe following the expected Soviet occupation. people, children, boy, girl, close up, comfort, hugging, refugees, Finnish, Sweden, war, 1950.

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