Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Back to Hanko...

... for four hectic days of WWII conflict archaeology.

The "Greif-Division" was in Hanko in August 1944.

Thursday excavating the "Ukrainerlager" area with students from "Ekenäs Gymnasium". In the afternoon Nina and archaeology student Anu Varjo will focus on the documentation of the barracks of the Entlausungsdorf while I will be off interviewing a former member of the "Lotta - Svärd" organisation who worked in the camp in 1943.

German General Falkenhorst and memebers of the Lotta-Svärd orgnisation in Finland. Photo Bundesarchiv.

Friday will include more digging with another group of students. Archaeology student Anu (Helsinki University dpt of Archaeology) will spend the whole day documenting and measuring the barracks of the "Entlausungsdorf" area for her own research project.

Small German medicine bottle "A Nattermann&Cie-Köln- Braunsfeld"

Saturday and Sunday we will be concentrating on excavating as much as possible of the western dump of the main camp. Many local people will be participating in my last community archaeology dig of 2015.

"Deutsches Lager Hanko" 06.10.2015.

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