Finnish letter to Roosevelt

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Finnish letter to Roosevelt

Post by Swing » 14 Apr 2019 09:58

In TICOM report I-200 "Interrogation of Min Rat Wilhelm Fenner of OKW/Chi" (https://ru.scribd.com/document/87306733/TICOM-I-200) is indicated that one Finnish soldier wrote a letter to President Roosevelt. Does anybody know details of this fact?
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Re: Finnish letter to Roosevelt

Post by OpanaPointer » 14 Apr 2019 11:30

You can check the index for the New York Times, or other major US papers. Whether FDR saw it or not would require further research.
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Re: Finnish letter to Roosevelt

Post by reedwh52 » 16 Apr 2019 03:28

One minor issue-The document cited does not, in actuality, estabish a fact.

Renner had heard of this event; and much of his document indicates things he "heard about" but had no first hand knowledge of. I personally find it difficult to believe that US diplomatic personnel would encode and transmit a letter to the President from a "Finnish soldier".

The exception would likely be a message from FM Mannerheim to Roosevelt.

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Re: Finnish letter to Roosevelt

Post by OpanaPointer » 16 Apr 2019 12:35

If it was from Mannerheim it would have been included in the FRUS collections, I think. https://uwdc.library.wisc.edu/collections/frus/
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Re: Finnish letter to Roosevelt

Post by Mikko H. » 16 Apr 2019 19:30

Perhaps a garbled reference to the spy Major Max von Hellens?

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