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Narvik - Trondenes - Narvik 17.5.1945


On 15.2. 2021, the family from Prague-Stodůlky provided us with photographs of Mr. Jan Herian, who was deployed to Norway. He first worked for Hermann und Schafel in Narvik and after six months was placed to work in Harstad on the Trondenes fortress. There the Germans built a battery of Theo and bunkers as part of the Atlantic Wall. Hundreds of workers from occupied Europe, as well as Russian prisoners of war, were deployed to build this fortress. After the war, foreign workers returned to Narvik, where they celebrated the end of the war and the Norwegian national holiday on May 17. They were repatriated to their homeland at the end of the summer of 1945.

We thank the family for the materials provided. Here we share photos, including the names of friends with whom Mr. Herian spent almost three years in Norway.

(Source: Inheritance of Ing. Jan Herian, CSc., Prague)

Filozofická fakulta
Univerzita Karlova
nám. Jana Palacha 1/2
116 38 Praha 1