Friday 8 March 2019

The exciting 2019 excavation areas of "Durchgangslager Hanko"

Late last autumn several previously unknown German WW2 dump sites were located during scientific surveying of the former German transition camp. These areas will be excavated July 1st to July 19th 2019 as part of the 6th and last excavation season of this remarkable scientific WW2 conflict archaeology project.
The former German military camp is situated on windy Cape Tulliniemi in Hanko S. Finland.

The finds from the dump sites and areas of activity will hopefully shed more light on the materiality of the Finnish-German "Waffenbrudershaft" 1941-1944.

Nature is slowly taking over again and covering the remaining "Baracke" 

Despite its dark history the area is very beautiful and full of surprises for the occasional visitor. The rich birdlife is one think to admire another one is the stunning ever changing seascape.

The northern beach is mostly made up of pebbles.

Many different remains of Hitlers war in the north can be discovered under the topsoil. The finds illustrate the daily life of the soldiers in the camp. Men and women caught "in transit"between the frontline and home.
"Sterbebilder", faces of German soldiers who visited Durchgangslager Hanko and met their end on the "Nordfront"

Join us in our quest to find out more about the history of the camp and the German soldiers who passed here from 1942 to 1944. Send a letter of interest to if you wish to participate in the 2019 excavation or register at Hanko Summer University!

Join us in Hanko in 2019!

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