Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum is the Home Front Museum or Norway’s Resistance Museum. It is located in the Akershus Fortress of the city of Oslo, Norway. The collection of the museum is focused on the Norwegian resistance that occurred in 1940 through 1945 when the country was occupied by Nazi Germany. Documents, photos, and equipment from the years of the war, are all on display at the museum.
In 1966, the museum was created as a foundation. It was opened for the public in the year 1970. HRH Prince Harald of Norway opened the museum to celebrate 25 years of Norwegian liberation. Otto Torgersen, was entrusted with the architectural planning of the museum. He worked with other key personnel that represented the different divisions of underground forces during that time. The group was able to produce a chronological gallery from the prelude to the invasion in the 1930s through 1945 when freedom was finally won.
The first manager of the museum was Knut Haugland. He managed the Resistance museum until the year 1983. The chairman of the council for the museum was Tore Gjelsvik from the year 1964 until 1973. In 1995, Arnfinn Moland was selected as the manager of the museum.
Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum Photo Gallery
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