Jewish Finnish soldiers infront of their field synagogue at Svir river during the Winter War. Later during the Continuation War, when Finland fought side by side with Nazi Germany, over 350 Finnish Jews served in the Finnish army with 23 of them killed in action. Two or three were even awarded the Iron Cross (all declined).
Finnish Soldiers Head for the Frontier 1939 - Owing to the intensity of the international situation and the Soviet demands on her country, Finland is calling up her men and building her army to War-time strength. Troops are being massed on her frontiers as protection against possible aggression. Cycles and horses are used by the men of Finland on their way to the frontiers.
Lauri Allan Törni aka Larry Thorne was a Finnish soldier who fought under 3 flags:Finnish, Nazi Germany,US.Thorne fought against the USSR both as a Finnish soldier and Waffen SS.The Russians put a price on his head during the Finno-USSR war because of his battle feats.Postwar,Thorne entered the US illegally but in 1954 was inducted into the US Army and was among the first to join the Special Forces.Thorne was killed in Vietnam in 1965.He is buried at Arlington Ntl Cemetery.
Abba Kovner, Jewish partisan leader and freedom fighter. In 1942 Kovner released a manifesto in the Vilna ghetto declaring that Hitler had decided to kill all the Jews of Europe and that it was best to fight the Nazis instead of "go like lambs to the slaughter." It was the first time such a notion had been declared in Europe. Kovner and others formed the United Partisan Organization, one of the first armed underground organizations in the Jewish ghettos.