Tomorrow it´s finally time for the three week long 2017-season of excavating "Durchgangslager Hangö". The excavation is financed by Hangö Sommaruniversitet.
New talented team, some 20+ participants per day and at least three different extensive excavation areas within the German WW2 (1942-1944) transition camp!
"Heer" soldiers aboard one of the German Cargo ships heading for Finland
The expectations are of course high again but we will have to work harder than before to find the undisturbed ("closed find" areas) of the German camp. At the same time we are very cautious about disturbing the vegetation in the nature reserve area as little as possible.
German soldiers by a gun position inside "Durchgangslager Hangö"
From Monday onwards I will be updating our excavation finds here on a daily basis. Please follow our research here in English and in Swedish on the blog of Hangö Sommaruniversitet (on a weekly basis).
The find layer in 2016