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April 3, 2019

April Nordic Film Series to Feature the 2017 Drama Ikitie

Several Finnish-American researchers have devoted their academic careers to the phenomenon known as “Karelian Fever.” Many families across the Copper Country and beyond have ancestors who died as a result of that dark chapter in Finnish-American history.

Thousands of Finnish-Americans and Finnish-Canadians left North America, which was stricken by the Great Depression in the 1920s and 1930s to forge a new life in far northwestern Russia. Some simply sought adventure. Others were homesick and thought that Karelia would bring them closer [...]

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