Mostly, I talk about the four Scandinavian countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden) as an entity but people sometimes ask me to treat the “Finnish situation” http://hdec.org/hdec/ separately because of the unique underlying facts (see 2nd poster below).

One of my presentations at FIU, Florida International University, with its extensive Jewish Studies Program http://jewishstudies.fiu.edu/ and a vast array of permanent and changing exhibits at its Jewish Museum, 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
FIU Hofstadter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flier

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) Germany and Finland 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?

To request a presentation by me, please email me at cami@chofstadter.com