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The only democracy to fight for Hitler: Finland and the memory of the war

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The article presents a short history of the Finnish experience during World War II and discusses the peculiar problems it has presented to Finnish memory politics. The author maintains that reflections of these problems are highly visible in present-day historical controversies arising from interpretations of the war experience.

Keywords: Finland; German-Soviet war; Holocaust; World War II; exceptionalism; memory

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Helsinki University

Publication date: November 19, 2012

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