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BURNING OF FINNMARK
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Altogether, 50 000 people forcibly evacuated and relocated to other parts of the country - among other places, Lofoten. 23 000 remained.

Many of them suffered a lot of pain due to the primitive conditions they had to endure - little food wet and cold, etc.


10563 homes were burned down -
4711 farm buildings - churches -
141 houses of worship and village halls -
19 medical establishments -
417 shops and stores -
61 public administration buildings -
106 schools -
229 trade and industrial buildings and
54 banks.

However, it ought to be mentioned that not all of the German soldiers obeyed orders. One village ("Bugøynes") was saved because the German officer in charge refused to burn down the buildings.

A brave action - because had he been reported by his soldiers he would have doubtlessly been shot. After the war, he returned to the area as a tourist, and was very well received by the local people.




JERRYKANNA

THE GASOLIN CAN USED EXTENSIVELY BY THE GERMANS DURING THE BURNING OF FINNMARK

SOLDIER FROM USSR

SS SOLDIER



GERMAN FIELDKITCHEN
DURING THE GERMAN WITHDRAWAL
FROM FINNMARK




The picture above shows a yellow flag
warning abaout mines.


The picture to the left: A German pioneer.
German engeneering
soldiers were
called "pioneers."
These pioneers were ordered to burn
down Finnmark.
The big bag, wich he carries, is filled with
explosives and "other usefull stuff"
to get the job done.

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