Holocaustsenter Oslo Reviews
historical awareness Apr 10, 2011
The Holocaustcenter is situated in the west of oslo, nearby other museums/attraction like the folkmuseum and kon-tiki museum.
"The Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities in Norway has two main fields of interest: the Holocaust on the one hand and religious minorities on the other. Within these two fields of interest the Center will contribute with new research, education and information activities, exhibitions and conferences. Moreover, it is the explicit aim to be a meeting place for people who want to participate in the enduring controversy concerning all kinds of religious, racist and ethnic motivated repression.
In 2006 the center opened a permanent Holocaust exhibition with archives, library, etc. in Villa Grande on the Bygdøy peninsula. During World War II Villa Grande was the residence of the Norwegian collaborator and Nazi-leader, Vidkun Quisling. Villa Grande was then known as "Gimle". With this symbolic act of reappropriation we hope to transform the image of this still monumental building. Once a house of shame it is now - as a matter of historical irony - filled with activities in contrast to its former role."
They also have guestlecturers from time to time.
If you're like me, a tad oversensitive, be prepared to shed a tear or two, because it's a lot of strong stories and pictures to be seen.
But it's all worth a visit, so that we all will never forget what happened, and prevent it from ever happening again.
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