Exhibition - Active Citizenship in the History and the present.  The role of personality in written and oral texts.

EEA Iceland-Liechtenstein-Norway GRANTS
Duration: 1. 8. 2019 – 31. 8. 2020

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Nansenhjelpen or the Nansen Relief was an organization that was helping refugees during the Second World War. It was founded in 1937 by architect Odd Nansen, who began to engage in humanitarian activities following the example of his father. The Nansen Relief helped refugees to seek asylum in Norway. It was mostly refugees from Czechoslovakia. Among them was for example doctor Leo Eitinger or Edgar Brichta. Tove Filseth became the secretary of the organization. She settled in Prague where the office was established of the Nansen Relief in the hotel Esplanade. After the invasion to Czechoslovakia they managed to take 40 children from Prague and Bratislava. In the end there was a transport with 38 young refugees. Sigrid Helliesen Lund was in charge of them and she accompanied them to the North during October 1939. As the archive was destroyed during the Norwegian occupation, we do not know how many people were rescued. Some children were sent back home and others were taken during the occupation of Norway. Some of those who were rescued crossed the border into Sweden, but most remained in Norway.

Jødisk Museum, Oslo

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