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ARKIVET – Centre for peace and human rights

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ARKIVET

ARKIVET is a centre where the past meets today in the hope of developing a better future. During the Second World War the building was the headquarters of Gestapo in southern Norway. February 1, 2018 opened a new building that ties together the authentic building and office building for the Red Cross, the UN Association and Amnesty. The new centre accommodates our common wish to contribute to a society with greater human dignity, based on freedom and democracy.

Our exhibitions:

The history from Arkivet – Centre for peace and human rights is conveyed through our permanent exhibition, temporary and virtual exhibitions. The exhibitions are open dayly (ex Monday) from 10:00-15:00.

The history of ARKIVET: From a crimescene to a memorial:

Arkivet is located in the former state archives in Kristiansand. During the Second World War the building was the headquarters of Gestapo in southern Norway. In Nazi service, the building became a symbol of torture and contempt for human dignity.

PLATTFORM - Norwegian Institute for the Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism

PLATTFORM – Norwegian Institute for the Prevention of Radicalisation and Violent Extremism is a unique interdisciplinary environment, consisting of an intermunicipal advising post, representing 30 municipalities in Agder, an analyst/researcher and Agder Police District. There are several individuals and institutions connected to Plattform, with a common focus on preventive work. The research strengthens the preventive work through process research, knowledge of phenomenons, analysis and consultation.

Centre for the History of Seafarers at War

Stiftelsen Arkivet received funds in 2016 to establish a Centre for the History of Seafarers at War and to establish/run the new War Sailor Register. The Centre will also research, document and convey this important piece of our history

Foreign Seafarers Remembered

Bjørn Tore Rosendahl (red.)

Foreign Seafarers Remembered

Alf, a child of war who held on to hope

Kirsten Sødal

Alf, a child of war who held on to hope

A book about growing up i a country at war. It's about fear and uncertainty, but also about solidarity and the importance of never losing hope.

"The one who is your enemy, is really a friend waiting to be made."
Desmond Tutu

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