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Grini Prison and Concentration Camp

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This drawing depicts a view of Grini Prison, and its adjacent Nazi concentration camp, as it appeared during World War II.

Although Grini was originally built as a prison for women, in 1939, the Nazis used (and expanded) it for their own purposes during their occupation of Norway, beginning in June of 1941. Among other individuals, the Nazis sent political deportees to Grini.

The prison complex is located in the city of Bærum, near Oslo. During the war, it was the largest Nazi-operated concentration camp in Norway.

At about the time that Erling Storrusten had to flee Norway, in March of 1945—when the Gestapo learned his identiy—the Germans captured Erling’s father. He was sent to Grini as a political prisoner.


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Illustration online, via Norway’s Lofoten War Museum.

 

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