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Poking fun at Hitler in 1930s Finland

Before the Moomins, Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson satirised Hitler in her drawings for the satirical magazine Garm. A dangerous move to make in the late 1930s as Finland had recently sided with the Nazis during World War 2 hoping to push the Soviets out of the north of their country. Professor Boel Westin from Stockholm University explains more.

Photo: Tove Jansson swimming near her house on the tiny island of Klovharun in the Finnish archipelago. (© Moomin Characters™)

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