Fleeing to Sweden during WWII

Relation to the course

Upper secondary school course IV Contemporary History I – Estonia and the World in the First Half of the 20th Century. Topic: WWII

Key words

effect of war on the courses of people’s lives, refugees, exile, Sweden, Germany, displaced persons camps, Red Cross, humanitarian law

Study results

The pupil
- has an overview of the primary directions in which war refugees escaped from Estonia over the course of WWII;
- provides examples of the fate of different nationalities after WWII;
- understands the importance of the functioning of the Red Cross and humanitarian law in situations of war.

This learning material was created by Kersti Piilma.