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Rolf Witting

Professor Rolf Witting (1879-1944) was a renowned oceanographist and Finland-Swedish politician, member of four of Finland's cabinets 1926-1943. He was deputy minister for Foreign Affairs 1934-1936, and as Foreign Minister 1940-1943 the main executor of Finland's successful rapprochement to Nazi-Germany after the disaster of the Winter War when Germany had been allied with the Soviet aggressor.