Porkkala Parenthesis - Hospital
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The parenthesis is the name of the period between 28th September 1944 and 26th January 1956, when the Porkkala area was leased to the Soviet Union as a naval base. This meant that the people that leaved in this area in 1944 were forced to leave. They were given nine days to pack everything that they owned and move away. The area that was to be leased was 2/3 of Kirkkonummi, the southern parts of Siuntio, entire Degerby and parts of Inkoo.
It was decided that Porkkala was to be leased for fifty years. The Finnish state paid the farmers and house owners compensation for their lost property. The state demanded repayment of the compensation when the evacuees moved back in 1956.
This is one of nine caches in the Porkkala Parenthesis series.
During the parenthesis the naval base main hospital was located in the surroundings. On the gravel field on the other side of the road from the cache hide the crematorium was located.The actual cache is hidden in the hospitals sewer system, or what's left of it. At coordinates N 60° 05.019 E 024° 23.388 you can still find tiles from the hospital.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum