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Why did Finland’s Jews Survive? with John Simon

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Chestnut Hill Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia

8711 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19118

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Why did Finland's Jews escape concentration camps during WW II?

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Why did Finland’s Jews Survive?

Finland’s Jews survived the Holocaust. Despite the presence in their country of 260,000 German troops during WWII, not one of Finland’s Jewish citizens was sent to Nazi concentration or death camps.  Why not? Where did these Jews come from in the first place, and how did they end up in Finland? And where are they now?

John Simon, an American Jew who has lived in Finland the past 35 years, explores this unique story, which became the basis for his fact-based novel, Strangers in a Stranger Land. 

This event is one in a series of Friends of the Chestnut Hill Library adult programs - a continuation of the Friends’ year-round adult learning program.

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