Our main exhibition “Face to face” tells the story of SS Strafgefangenenlager Falstad and the Nazi camp system. It connects the Falstad Centre’s two main thematic areas: WWII history of imprisonment and human rights.
“Face to face” has been on display since 2006. The total exhibition area is over 350 square metres, divided into nine rooms in the basement floor of Falstad’s main building. “Face to face” allocates much space to the growth of Nazism in Europe, the war of annihilation on the Eastern Front, the Holocaust and the National Socialist camp system which spread over large parts of Europe during WWII. Falstad and the period of occupation in Norway are placed primarily within an international framework, in line with the wish of the Falstad Centre to preserve both a local and a national perspective.