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The Holocaust Center
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Ranked #68 of 388 things to do in Oslo
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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.
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“Very interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

Before going here, I didn't even know Norway was involved in the Holocaust. Definitely worth a trip because I just learned so much, and the exhibits really were fascinating. I definitely recommend it to anyone who is interested in that time period's history, and particularly if you don't know much about the Scandinavian countries' various roles.

Visited May 2014
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“Holocaust Centre”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

I really wanted to see this centre. Most of the exhibits are noy in English so you have to have the audio tour, just does not have the same affect as reading yourself. I enjoyed the bits where i could read, surely it would be cheaper to have printed translations or am i odd?

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“A well designed unmissable museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013 via mobile

We got to the museum for opening time and we were instantly greeted by friendly staff explaining the lack of English text but this didn't take away from the impact of the museum thanks to the audio guides it was a really informative well layed out thought provoking museum well worth a visit

Visited December 2013
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Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway
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“Thought provoking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2012

The exhibition gives unique insight into the fate of the Norwegian Jews during the Second World War. To me, this was the most interesting part. I think the museum managed to show individuals, not just a group of people.

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Oslo, Norway
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“Excellent museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

This place is not that easy to find even for a local the first time unless you do your research. It's a very interesting place in several ways, it's a research institution with a small library connected to the University of Oslo, it's an excellent museum about the history of the Jews in Norway (in a broader European setting as well), and it was the home of the deluded Norwegian Nazi and traitor Vidkun Quisling and his wife during the second world war. I personally enjoyed the exhibition a lot, it gave a lot of background information, personal information and information about the aftermath of the Holocaust and the fate of surviving Norwegian Jews. It was no problem for me reading all the info since I'm Norwegian, but I would assume it could be annoying having to solely use an audio guide since there's no English translation - I've heard people complain about this.

But, if you're Norwegian you better get your buttocks out here and learn about an important and dark part of history which never must be forgotten or repeated.

Visited June 2012
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