This Day in Jewish History 1917: Finnish Citizenship for 'Mosaic Confessors'

Which led to the anomaly, in WWII, of a field synagogue in the Finnish camp by the Nazi camp.

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On December 22, 1917, the Finnish parliament passed an act that offered citizenship to “Mosaic Confessors” – that is, the country’s Jews. The act, which followed Finland’s declaration of December 6, went into...