Thursday, September 1, 2016

Trip Notes, Chapter#13, The Holocaust Center, Oslo, Norway

We wanted to the Holocaust Center, Oslo in our second day. I’ve visited Dachau   and Terezin concentration camps, I was wondering to see a different side, too. This museum well worth to visit.
The museum is located in the Bygdoy Peninsula, we went there by bus and walked through its lovely neighborhood, it is in a nice setting.

At the entrance, receptionist Lady gave us tablet devices and explained how to use them in the museum. The center focuses on themes relating to the Holocaust, genocide in general and living conditions for minorities. The center has an exhibition on the Holocaust, with focus on the fate of Norwegian Jews during the 2nd World War.  Most of the exhibits were in Norwegian, we followed instructions from tablets with English translations but not everything, we missed some other important issues that they are in Norwegian language. I think more English translations on the exhibits could be better to have more information.  To read all of those cruelty from another point of view was so touchy. 

I especially spent  time, to read “teddy bear” and “avoided deportation” stories.

I recommend visiting this place to learn more about the role of Scandinavia during WWII which is mostly not well known. 

This wonderful building had  a dramatic tale of Norway’s history, Villa Grande plays a major role in the Nazi takeover during World War II. The former home of Vidkun Quisling, the Norwegian collaborator and Nazi leader during German occupancy, is now a Holocaust exhibition.
Now, Villa Cafe Grande  takes place at the back side of the building, to have a coffee, but its food options are so limited.


Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such a sad time in our history. It's good, however, to be reminded of it so we are not lured into it again.

Rengin Yazitas said...

It is really such a sad time in our history.
Always wishing a peaceful world!