History of the Jews in Norway
The Jews in Norway are one of the country's smallest ethnic and religious minorities. The largest synagogue is in Oslo. A smaller synagogue in Trondheim (63° 25' N) is the world's fifth northernmost s...
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The Day Atlantic City Blew Away
Norwegian researchers are working on mapping the geology of Jan Mayen Island, Norway’s most northwesterly territory. In the process, they also found ruins from Atlantic City, an American base…
History of Norway
The history of Norway has been influenced to an extraordinary degree by the terrain and the climate of the region. About 10,000 BC, following the retreat of the great inland ice sheets, the earliest i...
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Holocaust in Norway
In 1941—1942 during the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany, there were at least 2,173 Jews in Norway. At least 775 of them were arrested, detained, and/or deported. More than half of the Norwegians ...
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Jewish Children's Home in Oslo
The Jewish Children's Home in Oslo was established in 1939 under the auspices of Nansenhjelpen, a humanitarian organization established by Odd Nansen, the son of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Fridtjof Na...
Antisemitism in Norway
Antisemitism in Norway has a history, including the Holocaust in Norway. It has also been a subject of discussion in the public debate about the Arab-Israeli conflict. An antisemitic event was the ed...
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The Day Atlantic City Blew Away
Norwegian researchers are working on mapping the geology of Jan Mayen Island, Norway’s most northwesterly territory. In the process, they also found ruins from Atlantic City, an American base…
Komsa
The Komsa culture (Komsakulturen) was a Mesolithic culture of hunter-gatherers that existed from around 10000 BCE in Northern Norway. The culture is named after the Komsa Mountain in the community of ...
Lynn Feinberg
Lynn Claire Feinberg (born 1955) became the first female rabbi in Norway in 2009. She was born in Oslo. She is an adherent of Jewish Renewal, and is the founder and spiritual leader of Havurat Kol haL...
Nordic Stone Age
The Nordic Stone Age refers to the Stone Age of Scandinavia.
As the ice receded, reindeer grazed on the plains of Denmark and southernmost Sweden, while along the coast of western Sweden, marine r...
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Dan Laksov
Dan Laksov (1940 – 25 October 2013) was a Norwegian-Swedish mathematician and human rights activist.He graduated in mathematics from the University of Bergen and took the doctorate at the Massachusett...
Marcus Melchior
Marcus Melchior (1897 – 1969) was acting chief rabbi of Denmark in 1943 at the time of the rescue of the Danish Jews.
Marcus Melchior came from a prominent Jewish family in Denmark. After a few ye...
Norwegian resistance movement
The Norwegian resistance to the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany began after Operation Weserübung in 1940 and ended in 1945. It took several forms:
The Norwegian government of Prime Minister ...
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Cissi Klein
Cissi Pera Klein (19 April 1929 in Narvik - 3 March 1943 in Auschwitz) was a Norwegian Jewish girl who is commemorated every year as one of the victims of the Holocaust in her home town in Trondheim. ...
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Imre Hercz
Imre Hercz (10 March 1929 – 24 July 2011) was a Jewish Hungarian-Norwegian physician and public debater.He was born in Transilvania and had his childhood years in Nagyvárad, in the Hungarian part of R...
Max Tau
Max Tau was a German-Norwegian writer, editor, and publisher.Tau grew up in an environment characterized by what he later termed the "Jewish-German" symbiosis, in a Jewish household heavily influenced...
Heinrich Jacob Goldschmidt
Heinrich Jacob Goldschmidt, also Heinrich Jakob Goldschmidt (12 April 1857, in Prague, Austria-Hungary – 20 September 1937, in Oslo, Norway), was a Jewish Austrian chemist who spent most of his career...
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Moritz Rabinowitz
Moritz Moses Rabinowitz (20 September 1887 – 27 February 1942) was a Norwegian retail merchant based in the city of Haugesund, memorialized for his humanitarian outlook and contribution to his city.
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Legal purge in Norway after World War II
The legal purge in Norway after World War II took place between May 1945 and August 1948 against anyone who was deemed to have collaborated with the Nazi occupation of the country. Several thousand No...
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Occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany
The occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany started with the German invasion of Norway on 9 April 1940 and ended on 8 May 1945, after the capitulation of German forces in Europe. Throughout this period, ...
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Michael Melchior
Michael Melchior (Hebrew: מיכאל מלכיאור; born January 31, 1954) is the Chief Rabbi of Norway, and a former member of Knesset for Meimad.
A descendant of seven generations of rabbis in Denmark, Mel...
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Bente Kahan
Bente Kahan (born 1958) is a Norwegian solo vocalist best known for her renditions and productions of Yiddish folk music and plays. For years she has lived and worked in Poland.
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Quisling regime
The Quisling regime or Quisling government are common names used to refer to the collaborationist government led by Vidkun Quisling in occupied Norway during the Second World War. The officia...
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Leo Eitinger
Leo Eitinger (12 December 1912 - 15 October 1996) was a Holocaust survivor and Norwegian psychiatrist who studied the late-onset psychological trauma experienced by people who went through separation ...
Jo Benkow
Jo Benkow (born Josef Elias Benkowitz; 15 August 1924 – 18 May 2013) was a Norwegian politician and writer, notable for being an important person in the Conservative Party of Norway, and the President...
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Tutte Lemkow
Tutte Lemkow (28 August 1918 – 10 November 1991) was a Norwegian actor and dancer, who played mostly villainous roles in British television and films. His chief claims to mainstream familiarity ...
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Norway and the European Union
Although Norway is not a member state of the European Union (EU), it is closely associated with the Union through its membership in the European Economic Area (EEA), in the context of being a European...
Maglemosian culture
Maglemosian (ca. 9000 BC–6000 BC) is the name given to a culture of the early Mesolithic period in Northern Europe. In Scandinavia, the culture was succeeded by the Kongemose culture.The actual name o...
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Salo Grenning
Salo Grenning, pen name Pedro (5 April 1918 – 1 February 1986) was a Norwegian illustrator.He was born as Salo Goldfarb in Bergen as a son of businessman Leopold Goldfarb (from Rajgród, lived 1878–193...