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Post war childhood

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What was it like to grow up in post-war Finnmark?

Honningsvåg, Magerøya, and the majority of western Finnmark was bombed and burned during WWII, and in many of the villages there was nothing left when the war ended. Everything was burned by the Nazi force by command from Hitler, and what could not be burned, was blown up. There was nothing to move back to, yet people came back and started to rebuild as soon as they could.

This exhibition explores how it was to grow up in a post-war community that rose from the ashes after May 1945.