Exhibition: “Home. Gone. Holocaust in Trondheim”
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The exhibition “Home. Gone. Holocaust in Trondheim” opened on the 12th June 2019. In the exhibition, visitors get to know the stories of a selected 16 people from Trondheim and the northern regions who were victims of the genocide of the Jews during the Second World War.

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The exhibition on the most terrible story has been situated in the smallest room in Jewish Museum Trondheim. For 75 years, historians, authors and artists have tried to describe, analyse and understand the Holocaust. The exhibition builds on this. At the same time, some clear choices have been made which makes this project unique – for example, the integration of the urban space and the use of photographs and quotations as remains. Though short, self-produced texts, stories are told about the lives of 16 people who were all directly affected by the Holocaust.

This is no mean feat, and it is a task which has been taken extremely seriously. Closeness, dignity and fact-based knowledge are words which have come up again and again when the group behind the project discussed what they “wanted” from the material.
(Historian Tor Einar Fagerland on the project).

The project group was set up in August 2017 and consisted of the following:

  • Jon Reitan, historian and Associate Professor, Nord University
  • Tor Einar Fagerland, Historian and Associate Professor, NTNU
  • Atle Aas AS, Architect Firm
  • Ingrid Bugge Dystland, Conservator, MiST
  • Aurora Jacobsen Evenshaug, Educator, Jewish Museum Trondheim
  • Henriette Kahn, Vice Chair of the Jewish Museum Trondheim board
  • Hanna Mellemsether, Advisor, MiST
  • Tine Komissar, Manager and Project Leader, Jewish Museum Trondheim
  • Ablemagic AS, Developer of Digital Tools, www.ablemagic.no/
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“Home. Gone” App

An app was also newly developed for the exhibition. By using the app, you can find places and information in the urban spaces of Trondheim connected to the people we meet in the exhibition as well as other points in the town which can tell you about the German occupation in 1940 – 1945.