Mostly, I talk about the four Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden) as an entity but people have asked me to treat the “Finnish situation” http://hdec.org/hdec/ separately because of the unique underlying facts (see poster below, next to one featuring the whole geographic area).

FIU, Florida International University, has an extensive Jewish Studies Program, which you may check out at http://jewishstudies.fiu.edu/  As I said above, FIU is also managing the Jewish Museum of Florida with its vast array of permanent and changing exhibits. One of my presentations is accessible through  https://miamieuc.fiu.edu/events/general/2014/meuce-lecture-scandinavia-during-the-holocaust-years-fiu/

FIU also published an interview with me on p. 3 of https://miamieuc.fiu.edu/newsletter/2015/january-february-2015/janfeb2015-updated.pdf
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Interest in Finland is even more heightened when I talk about how Wehrmacht and SS troops fought side-by-side with not only Finnish but Jewish-Finnish soldiers. As co-belligerents (not allies) they shared a common enemy in the Soviet Union.

There are well-documented stories from this period, and I make them come alive by using relevant visuals. Among them are pictures of a jovial-looking man appearing next to the infamous Heinrich Himmler during his visits to Finland. Who is this man and how did he influence history?
Kersten behind HimmlerKersten and HimmlerTo request a presentation by me, please email me at cami@chofstadter.com