During World War 2 (WW2) Nazi Germany established 500 camps in occupied Norway. In May 1945 these camps quickly became symbols of terror and death. At wars end war criminals and collaborators had to be arrested pending their trials, in a time marked by revenge. This book examines new perspectives on the scope and fate of the Nazi camps in Norway during WW2. One of the most symbol-laden sites in Norwegian war history is in focus. The SS camp Falstad in central Norway was an arena of Nazi abuses from 1941-1945. After the war, it was made into a prison and played a key part in the Norwegian post-war trials.
Trond Risto Nilssen is Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Jon Reitan is Associate Professor at the Nord University, Bodø, Norway.