During WWII Nazi-allied Finland established 14 concentration camps to hold Russian civilians on land it
occupied with Nazi assistance. These camps had extremely bad conditions not conducive to survival
of the internees.
Thousands of civilians died in these camps. Between 1941 and 1944 the camps held over 24,000 people.
From this number there were 8,000 civilians deaths including 2,000 children. And in addition to the
civilian deaths there were 7,000 POWs who perished. The dead were either buried alive, killed in
gas chambers or shot. Today there are 2,000 survivors still alive from these camps who can act as
At the end of the war the USSR turned a blind eye to these acts of genocide much like Tito's Yugoslavia
ignored the crimes of Albanians in Kosovo during WWII in the name of political expediency. Thanks to this,
these events are basically unknown today even by most Russians (an ex-Soviet citizens like myself).
However, these war crimes have now been subjected to a criminal investigation. This investigation has
roused howls of self-righteous indignation in Finland about how the camps were necessary to stop
potential Russian partisan activity and supposedly were warm and fuzzy and never intended for
mass murder. This reactions summarizes the whole of the modern nazionalist eastern fringe of the
EU where Nazis pose as victims and deny real war crimes.
The living witnesses contradict this rosy revisionism by Finish "virgin-innocents".