Storsia tells - The northern Finnish evacuation

Skellefteå museum, Skellefteå

On location in Storsia, Asta Burvall at Skellefteå museum tells about a refugee crisis from the past and what impact it made on the Skellefteå area. NOTE! In swedish.

In the fall of 1944, Finnish women and children fled to northern Sweden. Some came by train, while others walked with cattle all the way from Finland. The Finnish government was afraid that German soldiers would burn down Finnish towns and villages, and therefore decided that the inhabitants of northern Finland should leave the country.

About Storsia tells:

During the Storytelling Festival, the museum's staff will be on site to dive deep into a special part of Storsia - Skellefteå museum's local history exhibition. During the week, you have the chance to hear stories from different parts of local history - from the past to the present. Take the chance to explore the exhibition and listen to more stories from history on your own.

Free entrance. Organiser: Skellefteå museum
Part of the Storytelling Festival.

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