The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies

The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies is a research, education and documentation center in Oslo focusing on the Holocaust, other genocides, extremism, antisemitisim, hate speech, and the situation of minorities in contemporary societies. The Center is open between 10 am and 4 pm every day.  Cafe Villa Grande is open Tuesday-Sunday 10 am - 4 pm. 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

In 2022, we are planning for a comprehensive program, although restrictions due to Covid-19 related issues may mean that some of the events will be digital only.

The first major event is International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27th, where Norwegian Holocaust Center is responsible for the national commemoration in Oslo. At the same time, a number of local events take place around the country.

This year marks 80 years since the largest deportation of Jews from Norway was carried out with the transport ship DS Donau from Oslo. This will naturally mark this year's national commemoration, which takes place at the artist Antony Gormley's memorial site at Akershus Harbour, where DS Donau was located, and where so many people were sent on the first leg to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

This year's keynote speaker is Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. There will also be speeches from the Jewish Community in Oslo, Mayor Marianne Bergen and appeals from other victim groups. As always, the commemoration is open to everyone. Whether it will be possible to attend the venue event physically this year depends on the the Covid-19 situation, but he commemoration will be also be broadcasted live at 3 pm.


Sincerely, Director Guri Hjeltnes




Opening hours:

10 am - 4 pm Monday-Sunday

Guided tours:

Our exhibitions are mainly in Norwegian.
Guided tours in other languages are provided on request.

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Adults NOK 120

Children and students NOK 50

Families NOK 180 (2+5)

Senior citizens NOK 70

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