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Monument to Russians in Trondheim

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About 100,000 Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian prisoners-of-war were kept by Nazi on the Norwegian soil during the war. Some 14,000 died here.
The Soviet Army liberated a part of Northern Norway (Finnmark province) by October 24, 1944, having lost some 20,000 in the operation. Special thanks to Michael Stokke ( for suggested links.
Note that the webmaster of this page is neither a historian nor an archive worker. Please address your questions to the people who are working with the POW history and maintain the sites listed above.