Finland: Forgotten children of German soldiers | Focus on Europe

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  • Опубликовано: 13 авг 2015
  • In Finland during WWII, German soldiers fathered many children with local women. After the war, the mothers were frequently ostracized and their children demonized as bastards. Only recently have mothers and children started to break their silence.
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Комментарии • 49

  • A degenerate
    A degenerate Месяц назад

    "Mitäs perkele kuuluu?" :D

  • connect your humanity
    connect your humanity 5 месяцев назад

    run SS ruuuunnnnnn

  • Alfred Enisz
    Alfred Enisz 6 месяцев назад +2

    At least they were not treated as badly as the Norwegian Lebensborn children.

  • Jonathan Allen
    Jonathan Allen 7 месяцев назад

    His German father looks half Jewish ...nice how Finland refused to turn their Jews over to Hitler and then alot of them ended up fighting right next to the Nazis. That whole war was retarded

  • lancelot1953
    lancelot1953 7 месяцев назад +1

    Viewers should understand that in all wars, including our modern "surgical" wars - during the chaos and fog of war, displacement, abuses, rapes, internments, collapse of societal infrastructure, etc. Innocent or not-so-innocent women get pregnant - war is chaos. This happens in ALL wars (WW I, WW II, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq, and most of all WW II whether in the European or Pacific Theaters. It also involves soldiers of all countries i.e. whether from one side or the other. War is hell.
    During my years as Liaison Officer (US Navy) with the French Marine Nationale, I served as interpreter to reunite French children of American soldiers who had impregnated French women during our liberation of France (and Germany) - same took place in England and Italy. The fate of these (for the most part abandoned children) was terrible - regardless who their fathers were.
    Ciao, L

  • Gregory Mac
    Gregory Mac 8 месяцев назад +1

    I can understand him not wanting to upset his mother but she was being selfish.

  • WWYD78
    WWYD78 10 месяцев назад

    He is a mongrel not a German. Jewish or one of their refugees, just like today.

  • Ya Mom
    Ya Mom Год назад +3

    Finland is a good place

  • Doby Pilgrim
    Doby Pilgrim Год назад +21

    Finnish history during WWII (and before) was ENTIRELY honorable. And admirable. Mannerheim is one of my personal military heroes

  • Jim Key
    Jim Key Год назад +8

    One can understand the derision by some Finns, especially children; it is in thier nature. The children of Finnish Women and German soldiers were completely innocent. Hopefully they did not shear the heads of women who loved German soldiers.

    • Carla venero
      Carla venero 3 месяца назад

      They did in France. Shaved their heads.

    • mikrokupu
      mikrokupu Год назад +11

      No sheared heads in Finland after the WW2. Finland was never occupied by Germans (or Soviets) so the situation was different from Norway or France. A German father was a taboo, something not a talk about but the public reaction was not as harsh as in Norway for an example.

  • Stobus44
    Stobus44 Год назад

    What was the fathers name? Rudolf Emern?

  • Laurance Robinson
    Laurance Robinson Год назад +10

    The Finnish German relationship of WW2 is a complex topic that rarely sees the light of day in the English speaking world. It is easy to say Finland supported the Nazis but the relationship is a whole lot more complex.
    The Lapland War is a shame on Finland's record. It was a war they were enthusiastic about.

    • Tapani Talvinko
      Tapani Talvinko 3 месяца назад

      Pardon! Meant replace Order of Liberty Cross! The shape(form or model) is same than George Cross except those lions swords etc. Sorry😰

    • Tapani Talvinko
      Tapani Talvinko 3 месяца назад

      +Laurance Robinson One addition please: Decoration was established by general Mannerheim in 1919 to replace St George Cross. It is enameled white cross where between points are the heads of Finland's lion with swords up! Ribbon is deep blue. I am not sure about my english translation but in Wikipedia you can easily read more. Many thanks of yous congratulations, soon we have Independece Day 6.12. And SVR R in my breast.

    • Laurance Robinson
      Laurance Robinson 3 месяца назад

      +Tapani Talvinko not the Cross but the 5th class of the award, Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun ritari (SVR R).
      Congrats on yours too. I would love to one day receive an award of such a magnitude in Finland myself.

    • Tapani Talvinko
      Tapani Talvinko 3 месяца назад +1

      +Laurance Robinson He has received the Cross of the Order of the White Rose of Finland. ( Me too )!

    • Nice Guy
      Nice Guy Год назад

      Game-Caliber umm

  • tyler higgins
    tyler higgins Год назад +61

    The Germans must have felt especially betrayed by Finland, when Finland was forced by Stalin to declare war on Germany. After all they were comrades in arms against a common and terrible enemy, and without German arms and assistance Finland could not have achieved the spectacular victory at Tali-Ihantala which saved the nation from communist occupation. The Lappland War actually saw little fighting, Germans and Finns were loathe to fight one another so the German withdrawal and Finnish advance were coordinated. The real criminals were the Soviet Union, and the Western Allies who abandoned Finland just as they did Estonia, the other Baltic States, Poland, and Eastern Europe to communism. Finland was exhausted after the Continuation War, and forced to accept harsh peace terms.

    • Raymond Daubney
      Raymond Daubney Год назад +7

      agi, how could Germany blackmail Finland with the supply of grain when Germany itself was cut off from it's grain supply from Russia.? '
      Some of you people will say any bloody stupid thing at all.

    • Doby Pilgrim
      Doby Pilgrim Год назад +4

      Finland was not an ally of NAZI Germany. They were co-belligerents. There is a difference that is important.

  • apokalypse 2016
    apokalypse 2016 2 года назад +12

    people like these two are welcome in germany

    • Foudilain
      Foudilain 4 месяца назад

      +adam messina What about Israel?

    • adam messina
      adam messina 8 месяцев назад +1

      Bob Delon what about Israel??

  • jessie james
    jessie james 2 года назад +6

    watch the movie, THE INNOCENTS about children born of nuns raped in Poland....wonder what happend to those children

  • Bobby Collins
    Bobby Collins 2 года назад +2

    has anyone ever explained that if you have two biological parents, that you have resemblances of both parents? Heartbreakingly, the little boy in the foto looks nothing like the man in the other foto! NO RESEMBLANCE AT ALL!

  • Frederick-Nrunk Kamara
    Frederick-Nrunk Kamara 2 года назад +5

    I've heard of stories like this and I thought it only happened in France and Norway.

  • amartinjoe
    amartinjoe 3 года назад +7

    we all return to our past.