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From Heroes to Enemies
From Heroes to Enemies
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From Heroes to Enemies Finns in Canada, 1937-1947 by Varpu Lindström.  2000; 265 pages.

After years of negative press during the depression and "the red scare", Finns were suddenly elevated to heroes during the Winter War of 1939-40, the battle between David and Goliath, Finland and Russia.  When the crazy quilt of international relations changed, Finnish Canadians became enemy aliens as their former homeland fought against Canada's new ally, the Soviet Union, alongside Canada's enemy, Germany.  Throughout it all, Finnish Canadians did not change, their needs and desires remained unchanged, but with the pendulum of international politics they swung from heroes to enemies to heroes as if buffeted by contrary winds.

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