About 25,000 people ignored the German orders to evacuate the region and stayed over the winter in temporary housing. Some stayed in caves, while others built simple huts. Some families used fishing boats as houses. The picture shows a mother and her child near the fishing village of Gamvik on the Finnmark coast in the autumn of 1944. This village was evacuated and then destroyed.
Credit: Ole Friele Backer, wikipedia.org, common property