Focal Point Arkivet
In the period 1940-45 the Norwegian democracy was replaced with Nazi dictatorship. The main task of the German security police, of which the Gestapo was a part, was to combat Norwegian resistance. The Gestapo used this very building, called "Arkivet", as headquarters in Southern Norway.
The permanent exhibition strives to strengthen a contemporary perspective. Focal point Arkivet: Occupation, resistance, captivity and collaboration in Agder 1940-1945" aims to provide a greater understanding of how individual choices of action affect society in a positive or negative direction.
The Permanent Exhibition is divided in five sections:
- Memorial staircase
- The Gestapo
- The torture
- After peace
For English speaking visitors we can offer audioguides. Please contact us in advance if you would like to book an English speaking guide: [email protected]