The Falstad Centre (a national memorial and human rights centre)

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The Falstad Centre
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The Falstad Centre (a national memorial and human rights centre)

The Falstad centre is a national education- and documentation centre. Education, documentation and communication concerning the history of imprisonment during World War II and Human Rights constitute the core activities of the centre. The Falstad Centre is situated in the building that, in the period 1941–45, served as SS Stafgefangenenlager.

About 4500 prisoners were held at SS Strafgefangenlager Falstad from 1941 to 1945. Approximately 220 of these were executed in the Falstad Forest near by. Today, the Falstad Centre is a national memorial and human rights centre.

The Falstad Centre’s permanent museum exhibition, situated in the cellar area of the Falstad building, has the history of war imprisonment 1940–45 and human rights issues as focal points

The library is open to the public, and contains literature, movies and music relevant for The Falstad Centre. See library web-page (in Norwegian).

The center offers modern facilities for courses, meetings and conferences, and bedrooms for up to 50 guests. Our kitchen serves food based on local produce and fair-trade. Coffee is served during opening hours. More information concerning accommodation can be obtained by contacting manager.

We recommend you to visit the new museum at Falstad, showing photos of the horrible actions that took place there. The Falstad Centre also have good conference facilities, as well as a great restaurant.

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