Norway Tour ?? Day 18
Again and again we come into contact with German war history. At the beginning of our round trip we came to the Jøssingfjord. This is where the German supply ship "Altmark" took refuge in 1940 and was boarded. 299 prisoners were freed. High above the fjord (on the Fjell?) there is a memorial with information boards.
Here, in Telemark, by Lake Tinnsjå, my guidebook points me to another interesting museum: The Norwegian Industrial Workers' Museum Vemork. Heavy water was produced here by the German occupiers during the Second World War. This was to be used to build an atomic bomb as well.
Norwegian and British resistance fighters sabotaged the plant in spectacular actions, partially destroyed it and later even sank the heavy water in the lake.
The museums, the memorials are of course always created from a Norwegian perspective. I cannot understand all the connections. But what happened back then is documented and it hurts. Even though I wasn't there at the time, it hurts. And I am all the more grateful that we are so welcome here as travellers and as Germans and Swiss. That the Norwegians smile at us, show us their country, give us tips on where there are beautiful corners. And somehow, although they can't forget, they can heal wounds.
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Where. Here: Norsk Industriarbeidermuseum Vemork
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