Photograph

Jac Ahrenberg

brick frame, plastered facade, brick-adorned

Joensuu (5) Winter (24) Sortavala (112) 1941 (30) girls (1) 1944 (41) reoccupation (1) winter war (1)


"The girls' school has remained unharmed," states writing in the photograph, taken as the Finns reoccupy Sortavala in 1941.
After the Winter War, the girls' school was transferred to Kemi and the continuation classes to Joensuu. Like the lyceum, the girls' school returned to Sortavala for a couple of years during the Continuation War. It operated in the premises of the teachers' seminar. In autumn 1944, it was time to leave again, this time permanently. The work of the Sortavala Girls' School was continued by the Riihimäki Lyceum for Girls founded in 1944. The continuation classes of the girls' school were also transferred to Riihimäki, where they were discontinued in 1945.

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