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In the aftermath of the Finnish Civil War, about a thousand women were held in the Santahamina prison camp in Helsinki. Compared to other camps, the camp’s mortality rate was substantially lower, and only four prisoners died. There were many factors that promoted the women’s survival, including their youth and the milkmaid who averted her eyes.
What promoted the survival of the women incarcerated in one prison camp in 1918? | University of Helsinki helsinki.fi

In the summer of 1918, in the aftermath of the Finnish Civil War, about a thousand women representing the Red side in the war were held in the Santahamina prison camp in Helsinki. Compared to other camps, the camp’s mortality rate was substantially lower due to many factors that promoted survival.