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While this claim is astonishing, I do not think it's that implausible.
It's well known that Finland often treated Soviet POWs and civilians very poorly, and thousands of them died of hunger, diseases and executions.
Moreover, Valpo chief Arno Anthoni was known for his pro-Nazi views. Of course it's strange that no one's heard of "Einsatzkommando Finnland" before Silvennoinen. Based on the abstract of his dissertation, he seems to be certain that massacres took place, which would imply that he has more to show than just some circumstantial evidence.
Let's wait and see.
After reading the book, I still have doubts that "Einsatzkommando Finnland" existed.Mikko H. wrote:Reding the book leaves no doubt that the unit existed.
JariL wrote:...end of year 1941 when Valpo's personnel was released from German service.
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