The Jews who fought for Hitler: 'We did not help the Germans. We had a common enemy'

The Jews who fought for Hitler: 'We did not help the Germans. We had a common enemy'

They fought alongside them, healed them, and often befriended them. But how do Finland's Jews feel today about their uneasy - and little mentioned - alliance with the Nazis?

8:00AM GMT 09 Mar 2014

In September 1941, a medical officer performed a deed so heroic he was awarded an Iron Cross by the German high command. With little regard for his own safety, and in the face of heavy Soviet shelling, Major Leo Skurnik, a district doctor who had once fostered ambitions of becoming a concert pianist, organised the evacuation of a field hospital on the Finnish-Russian border, saving the lives of more than 600 men, including members of the SS.

Skurnik was far from the only soldier to be awarded the Iron Cross during the Second World War. More than four million people received the decoration. But there was one fact about him that makes the recommendation remarkable: he was Jewish. And Skurnik was not the only Jew fighting on the side of the Germans. More than 300 found themselves in league with the Nazis when Finland, who had a mutual enemy in the Soviet Union, joined the war in June 1941.

The alliance between Hitler and the race he vowed to annihilate — the only instance of Jews fighting for Germany’s allies — is one of the most extraordinary aspects of the Second World War, and yet hardly anyone, including many Finns, know anything about it.

“I lived here for 25 years before I heard about it, and I’m Jewish,” says John Simon, a New Yorker who moved to Helsinki in 1982. “It’s not a story that’s told very much.”

Telegraph.

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Typical distortion of facts by the MSM.

They weren't fighting "for" Hitler or Germany, he was just one of the many Finnish patriots fighting for their nation against the invading Bolsheviks - who's psychotic leadership were more than happy to not only shell their own border villages to justify invasion, but sacrifice thousands of their own - not only to Finnish fire but also to the cold.

Swedes, Norwegian and Danish volunteers fought for Finland - some of these 12,000 would later fight against the Nazi occupation of their own countries.

Yes, you're right. No one speaks of how complex that whole era was. Whole nations divided even though proclaiming to be with one or the other. Many pols, scandinavians and french went to the UK to fight against the nazis while other joined the nazis on the eastern front. We know jews also joined various fronts we simple just can't pretend it didn't happen.

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