Those who are alive receive a mandate from those who are silent forever. They can fulfil their duties only by trying to reconstruct precisely things as they were, and by wresting the past from fictions and legends.
Czesław Miłosz, excerpt from his Nobel acceptance speech, 08.12.1980
Concentration Camp in Falstad
The German army occupied Norway in 1940. Soon after the establishment of the Nazi administration, liquidation of the Norwegian political opposition began. Mass arrests and deportations of the Jewish population were carried out. One of the major concentration camps in the region was the transitory camp at Falstad, near Lavenger.