Finnish occupation of Karelia is an interesting topic for or me. Some people may not know, that after the annexation of Karelia in 1941, Baron Mannerheim ordered to clean its territory of Russians (which were 45% of 86 000 Karelian population). They were to be deported to the German occupied Russian territory, and prior to deportation were to be placed into concentration camps. The first concentration camp was established in Petrozavodsk on October 24, 1941. The total amount of camps was 10, including 6 in Petrozavodsk. About 30 000 people were put into camps, 4000 died of starvation (90% in 1942). Russian children in Finnish concentration camp. I ought to say that these camps were never planned to be places of extermination, unlike some German camps, though prisoners older than 14 had to work 12-16 hours a day and some of them were stamped with hot iron.