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Who are the Noráci?

Noráci – Czech men who where sent to forced labour to Norway during World War II.
There were 1,300 of them.
The Czech-Norwegian Memorabilia project develops bilateral cooperation between the Department of Scandinavian Studies at Charles University and the Institute of Modern History at the University of Trondheim in the field of Norwegian and Czech history in the first half of the 20th century. Thematically, the project focuses mainly on the fate of Czechs forcibly deployed in Norway during World War II.


17. 5. 2021
Gratulerer med dagen!

Today, 17th May, Norway is celebrating the National Day. We bring you photographs from the first post-war celebration of 17th […]

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10. 8. 2020
Pictures from Finnmark

In August 2020, Anežka M. visited us and brought several war pictures from her grand-grandfather, who was an OT forced […]

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26. 7. 2020
Personal Files of Forced Labourers in Oslo, Norway

The National Archives of Norway in Oslo recently made archival documents from World War II available. A central file of forced […]

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26. 7. 2020
Meeting with an Artist Petr Řehoř

Petr Řehoř is a painter and has lived in Finland since 1975. He is preparing an art project that themes the […]

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