The Falstad Centre is an engaging meeting place with a powerful history. Here you can learn about the history of prisoners during World War II and about democracy, human rights and current societal issues. Try our digital reconstruction of the prison camp as it appeared in 1945, visit our exhibitions and join in conversations with other visitors in a meaningful atmosphere.
The historical site of Falstad is an attractive learning environment. We offer curriculum-focused onsite sessions for school, college and university students, as well as customized workshops and online learning resources.
Most of our teaching activities are in Norwegian, but we do also offer lectures, guided tours and active learning exercises in English.
Fanger.no is an online database of Norwegians who were political prisoners during WW2. Here you can search for information about 44 000 prisoners and 1000 prisons and camps.
On this website, each prisoner has their own page with biographical information and information about their captivity. Furthermore, each prison or camp has its own page, with historical information, geographical location and a list of prisoners related to this specific place. An archive of references and an archive of short, contextual articles are under development.
In the long term, we would like to develop a full multilingual version.