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    Posted: 22 Aug 2014 at 02:33


A few Days ago I found this picture of my great grandfather. The picture was taken i Tammerfors, Finland and the year is probably 1945. What does the symbol mean and what are they doing? What kind of meeting is it?

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Originally posted by Anngelica Anngelica wrote:



A few Days ago I found this picture of my great grandfather. The picture was taken i Tammerfors, Finland and the year is probably 1945. What does the symbol mean and what are they doing? What kind of meeting is it?

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My best guess is, that it's some kind of brotherhood - a lodge, or perhaps a guild within a certain trade.
Maybe others can help more  ...
 
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As indicated..possibly a fraternal organization to include a religious based one.

2. A labor organization.

3. A political organization.

4. An academic society.

Given the era, I would begin by identifying the above, in existence at the time. A trade union or academic representative might be helpful. Query a local historian/museum curator as well. Good luck.
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Originally posted by Arlington Arlington wrote:

As indicated..possibly a fraternal organization to include a religious based one.

2. A labor organization.

3. A political organization.

4. An academic society.

Given the era, I would begin by identifying the above, in existence at the time. A trade union or academic representative might be helpful. Query a local historian/museum curator as well. Good luck.
 
I've seen that symbol before, but for the life of me I can't remember where.
 
I agree with you, I think it's the symbol of some fraternal organisation, I'll keep looking.
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Could it be?
 

 

During WWII, organisations supporting the Nazi Movement often adopted not so obvious symbols of the Nazi Party. It's know that in Finland, as well as Sweden, Norway and Denmark, there were people who were supporters.
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Indeed. They still use not so obvious symbols that resemble the swastika

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