Finland to probe role of Waffen-SS volunteers
In Jan 2018, the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem, Israel requested President Sauli Niinisto of Finland to investigate the role of the Finnish volunteer battalion of the Waffen-SS in WW2-era atrocities committed in Eastern Europe. Today, 31 May 2018, the Finnish government announced that the Finnish National Archives would be embarking on such a venture, with an anticipated completion date in Nov 2018.
For more information: New York Times: Finland to probe role of SS volunteers in WWII atrocities
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