Resistance Museum of Norway
Norway Resistance Museum
“The Norwegian Resistance Museum in Oslo offers exhibits and a library/archive. It is Norway’s leading institution on the history of the Nazi occupation. The museum is open all year.
Guided tours are available by appointment for schools, groups and companies.
The department of archives and documentation has specialized literature, other printed matter, a collection of manuscripts and archive materials available to the public.”
Why am I posting this little nugget of information? Because for weeks now I’ve been ears-deep in research, reading about the various resistance efforts in Norway during the long occupation by Germany. When I occasionally surface and interact with others interested in this topic, I’ve heard repeatedly about this museum, its knowledgeable docents, and the remarkable artifacts it houses.
I certainly don’t expect to be there in person any time soon, but the hearty endorsements of those who have been lend confidence to my urging anyone who has the opportunity to visit it to do so. Allow plenty of time, and prepare to ask questions. I’ve been told that it’s not at all unusual to encounter locals whose families were directly or indirectly involved, and they are most eager to relate their own family tales.
For now, it’s back to the books for me.
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