Address: Villa Grande Huk Aveny 56
The Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities presents a modern exhibition on the Holocaust. Images, sounds, film, items and text documents the genocide on the European Jews, as well as the Nazi State’s mass murder and persecution of other peoples and minorities.
11 - 16.00 every day
December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st closed.
Adults NOK 50 / children NOK 25 / families NOK 100
Senior citizens and students NOK 40
During the Second World War Vidkun Quisling resided at Villa Grande and renamed the building Gimle. From 1942 until the end of the war the building was a symbol of oppression, violence and barbarism. Today the villa contains a permanent exhibition on Nazism’s worst crimes. It opened in August 2006 and reflects the most recent insight and knowledge about the Holocaust and the Racist ideology of the Nazi regimes.
The exhibition is unique in several respects:
The destiny of the Norwegian Jews
It is the first exhibition to present a general picture of the fate of Norwegian Jews during the Second World War. 766 Norwegian Jews were killed or died as a result of the Nazi extermination policy.
The exhibition has a perspective, concerning both the breadth and the length of the area and period covered, that sets it apart from other similar exhibitions.
An important aim of the exhibition is that it should foster discussion about the present. The last part of the exhibition raises different current issues. The first topic to be illuminated is Human Rights.