Infantry Regiment 24 (Finland)
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- Published on Wednesday, 07 April 2010 12:39
Most of the Jewish soldiers serving in the Finnish forces during the Continuation War served in III/JR 24 and that unit also built a field synagogue in the Svir sector. The German Infanterie-Regiment 310 of 163. Infanterie-Division was stationed nearby but the Germans had to accept the existence of a synagogue to avoid damaging the relations with the Finnish comrades in arms.
About 50 Swedish volunteers served in this regiment.
Note. This unit history covers the Continuation War unit with this name, there was no continuity between similarly numbered regiments during in the Winter War and Continuation War.
Commanderseversti Bertil Heinrichs (19 June 1941 - 21 Jan 1944)
eversti Kai Savonjousi (22 Jan 1944 - 24 Feb 1944)
majuri Börje Backström (24 Feb 1944 - 1 Mar 1944)
Sources usedMikko Kohvakka - Jatkosodan suomalaisjoukot ja niiden komentajat
Hannu Reime - Un-Finnish business (Haaretz, 8 October 2010)
Nicolas von Schmidt-Laussitz - Svenskarna vid Jandeba: Svenska frivilligkompaniet 1942-1944