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Suitcase from Narvik

01/02/2021

Emil Tůma from Nová Paka returned from forced labor in Narvik with a new suitcase. The original one fell apart, so he made a new one in Narvik himself. The missing metal chateau and hinges were sent to him by the family from Czecoslovaquia beyond the Arctic Circle. Mr. Emil's son still keeps a Narvik suitcase in a family house in Nová Paka (Northern Czech Republic). The suitcase is full of war documents, photographs and family correspondence. Mr. Tůma Jr. went to Narvik himself a few years ago. He wanted to see and know exactly where his father worked and which places were in the photos.

At the end of January 2021, he invited us to visit so that we could use the materials for further research. With the permission of the family, we can therefore bring here a sample of selected photographs and documents.
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We also send photos and documents to our Norwegian colleagues to help clarify some details and places.
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Photographs and documents: family archive M. Tůma, Nová Paka.

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