Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo

Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities, Oslo

The Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities is located on Bygdøy Peninsula in a building known as Villa Grande. Built in 1914, it was the residence of Vidkun Quisling during World War 2. Quisling was an extreme right wing politician who staged a Nazi-backed coup in occupied Norway. He assisted Nazi Germany in planning for the Holocaust, and was put on trial for war crimes in 1945. Convicted of treason and murder, he was executed in 1945 at Akershus Fortress.

The center now located in Quisling’s former home was created by the Norwegian government, as part of restitution to Norwegian Jews. Its primary purpose is to educate the public on the horrors of the Holocaust from a Norwegian perspective. There are also exhibitions focusing on the broader issues of antisemitism and racism. The center also serves as a museum for the life and culture of ethnic and religious minorities in Norway.

The center houses a library and research facilities, and also hosts debates relevant to the issues of ethnic culture and diversity.

Opening hours: May 15 - September 14; Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM; Saturday and Sunday: 11 AM - 6 PM;
September 15 - May 14: Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM; Saturday and Sunday: 11 AM - 4 PM.
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Sight Name: Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities
Sight Location: Oslo, Norway
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour  

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Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

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Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk

Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk

Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen used to be small villages not far from the main settlement, then called Christiania. Today these neighborhoods are perfect for exploring historical and cultural heritage of Norway capital. This tour will guide you through the St. Hanshaugen Park, Zoologisk Museum, Botanisk Hage og Museum and many others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Kvadraturen Walk

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Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Hanshaugen Religious Walk

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Gamle Oslo Walk

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Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Frogner Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km

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