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“Could have been better”

The Holocaust Center
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US$51.28*
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Visit Oslo Pass
Ranked #65 of 399 things to do in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities presents a modern exhibition on the Holocaust, focusing especially on the fate of the Norwegian Jews during the Second World War. The exhibition presents images, sounds, film, items and text documents about the genocide of the European Jews, as well as the Nazi State's mass murder and persecution of other groups and minorities. The Center is located in a villa with a garden and has a cafe. Opening hours 10am - 4pm every day.
Reviewed 1 July 2012

Eventhough they give you an English audio guide, it can take you days to listen to it all. Too slow. None of the exhibits were in English. Necessary. 3 1/2 stars at best.

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Reviewed 21 June 2012

It's a museum that is in Vidkun Quissling's old home. It have everything you need to know anything about when it comes to holocaust and the Jews. It really make you think more about what really happened. This center is focusing more on the Norwegian role in holocaust, but also have a lot from around the world.

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Reviewed 26 September 2008

This was an absolutely amazing portrayal of the role that Norway played in sending their Jewish popluation to the gas chambers. I have been to several "jewish museums" around the world, but to see such an accurate account of what really happened to the jews of norway was amazing. As you enter you are given a set of headphones where you can listen to commentary in English. It is a very moving experience, whether you are Jewish or not. It was the best museum on Bygdoy!! If you get the Oslo Pass, this museum is included in the ticket price.

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Reviewed 29 October 2007

The Holocaust Centre is on the Bygdoy Peninsula and the surrounding is quiet and tranquil. It was once the residence of Vidkun Quisling, the wartime politician who handed Norway over to the Nazis, whose name has become synonymous with "traitor" in no less than 7 languages.
The display is very straightforward, mostly with photos and recorded commentary. You go to a particular photograph, dial the displayed number on your recorder, and listen to the comment at your own pace. In addition to photos, there are also some articles from the era, such as poisonous gas canisters and a prisoner's uniform, complete with bullet holes, as well as documents, letters, lists of names... etc. All of these a poignant reminder of what human beings are capable of doing to other human beings. It's not an easy display to see, but it's definitely worth visiting.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017
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