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List of massacres in Finland

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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in Finland (numbers may be approximate):

Name Date Location Deaths Notes
Åbo Bloodbath November 10, 1599 Turku 14
Klaukkala axe murders May 10, 1899 Nurmijärvi 7
Toijala executions -15.4 1918 Toijala 100
Toijala executions 25.4.-3.6 1918 Toijala 122
Koria massacre 1918 Kouvola 120
Varkaus executions Varkaus 170-180
Suinula massacre January 31, 1918 Kangasala 17 Thirty seriously wounded.
Vihti executions February 1, 1918 Vihti 18
Nurmijärvi murders February 1, 1918 Nurmijärvi 4[1]
Pori lyceum massacre February 6, 1918 Pori 11
Lottery of Huruslahti February 21, 1918 Varkaus 90
Harmoinen sanatorium massacre March 10, 1918 Kuhmoinen 13
Koliahde massacre March 10, 1918 Noormarkku 16
Länkipohja massacre March 16, 1918 Jämsä 80
Kuurila train murders April 19, 1918 Hämeenlinna 23
Lappeenranta massacre April 25, 1918 Lappeenranta 23
Viipuri County Prison massacre April 27–28, 1918 Viipuri 30
Valkeakoski Women's Guard massacre May 1, 1918 Valkeakoski 36
Tampere executions April–May, 1918 Tampere 600
Viipuri cleansing April–June, 1918 Viipuri 400 Massacre of ethnic Russians and foreigners
Perttula executions May 18–24, 1918 Nurmijärvi 21[1][2] Seven of the victims were murdered on the eighteenth, five on the nineteenth, two on the twentieth, five on the twenty-first and one on the twenty-fourth. One of the victims, Kalle Fredrik Aaltio (b. December 20, 1882), was decapitated on May 19, 1918. As were three other individuals on May 21 of that same year.
Västankvarn executions May 2–26, 1918 Inkoo 60+
Karhiniemi axe murders March 17, 1943 Huittinen 6
Soso railway stop murders April 3, 1953 Muhos 4
Korppinen police murders March 7, 1969 Pihtipudas 4
Raumanmeri school shooting January 24, 1989 Rauma 2
Kotka murders April 18–19, 1994 Kotka 3
Helsinki Shooting Club killings February 21, 1999 Helsinki 3 1 injured
Myyrmanni bombing October 11, 2002 Vantaa 7 166 injured
Jokela school shooting November 7, 2007 Tuusula 9 1 injured
Kauhajoki school shooting September 23, 2008 Kauhajoki 11 1 injured
Sello mall shooting December 31, 2009 Espoo 6
Hyvinkää shooting May 26, 2012 Hyvinkää 2 8 injured
2017 Turku attack August 18, 2017 Turku 2 8 injured + attacker injured

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "War victims in Finland, 1914-22". Retrieved April 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Nurmijärven muut muistomerkit; Nurmijarvi.fi" (in Finnish). Retrieved August 14, 2019.
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