Jewish History and Culture in Norway

The newest "Fighting antisemitism and reviving Jewish cultural heritage in Europe" brochure is available online. Read more

Through the EEA and Norway Grants, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway support efforts to combatting anti-Semitism and protecting Jewish Cultural Heritage in Europe. Cultural dialogue and understanding is increasingly important in multi-cultural Europe. It creates awareness of cultural diversity and strengthens citizens’ cultural identity. It shows us what can be achieved when cultures meet and... Read more

“It is with deep respect that we remember today the victims from the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw. They showed tremendous courage in the uprising, and for that they paid the highest price,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Espen Barth Eide. Read more

Ambassador Svein Sevje took part in the opening of a photo exhibition and commemoration of the plane accident where 34 people, among 27 children from Tunisia, lost their lives on 20 November 1949. Read more

Ambassador Svein Sevje took 26 November 2012 part in the ceremony commemorating 70 years since the German cargo ship SS Donau set sail from Oslo to Germany with 532 Norwegian Jews 26 November 1942. Read more

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg gave the following speech on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 27 January 2012 in Oslo. Read more

Feature article in Yedioth Ahronoth (Israel), 22 September 2011 Read more

22 November 2009 marked the 60th commemoration of the of the tragic plane crash in Hurumlandet, Norway, where 27 Jewish children from Tunisia died. The children were on their way to a convalescent camp in Norway, where they were to spend some time before immigrating to Israel. Read more

The exhibition “Wergeland’s Legacy - Jewish Life in Norway 1851 - 1945”, opened at Beth Hatefusoth (The Diaspora Museum) in Tel Aviv on 5 May. Almost 200 people came to the official opening ceremony, which featured a key note speech by Mrs. Berit Reisel, Chairperson of the Board, Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities in Oslo. The musical performance by Brillaner Duo... Read more