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Germans left behind a great deal of material to Lapland after the Second World War. Its remnants have often been termed ‘war junk’. To locals, however, they are an important part of the local cultural landscape, as well as manifestations of individual and collective memories.
‘War junk’ left behind in Lapland by Germans is valuable cultural heritage to locals | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

During the Second World War, the number of Germans and their prisoners in Lapland exceeded, at its height, that of the local population. The Germans left behind a great deal of material that, outside Lapland, has been considered ‘war junk’. In Lapland, however, it is seen as an integral part of ...