Finland

Finland to probe role of SS volunteers in WWII atrocities

Finland has commissioned an investigation to find out whether a Finnish volunteer battalion serving within the notorious Waffen SS committed atrocities during World War II.

Finnish community statement on government’s new proposal on animal welfare

The Finnish government is proposing new legislation on animal welfare, which would render the practice of Shechita illegal.

Joint statement by the Nordic Jewish Communities concerning the proposed anti-circumcision legislation in Iceland

The Jewish Communities in the Nordic countries strongly protest the proposed legislation banning Brit Milah, the Jewish tradition of neonatal circumcision of boys in Iceland.

Finland to probe troops’ alleged role in Holocaust

Finland will investigate evidence suggesting that soldiers of its army were involved in killing Jews during the Holocaust.

Finland bans neo-Nazi group

A court in Finland banned a neo-Nazi group on the grounds of spreading hatred and advocating violence as self-defence.

Yaron Nabornik re-elected president of Finland’s Jewish community

Yaron Nadbornik was re-elected as President of the Central Council of Jewish Communities in Finland, the umbrella organisation of Finnish Jewry and the country’s EJC affiliate. We send a hearty...

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