Bardufoss concentration camp

concentration camp located in Northern Norway

The Bardufoss concentration camp was in Northern Norway in the municipality of Målselv. During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany, the Nazi authorities made a "concentration camp in the town of Bardufoss," as an annex to the Grini concentration camp. It opened in March 1944 because other camps were too crowded, particularly Grini and the Falstad concentration camp. The area was cold. The camp had a very bad reputation for hard work, little food, and not enough shelter. It is estimated that 800 prisoners passed through the camp. About 550 were still there when the camp was liberated.[1][2]

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  1. Store norske leksikon. "Bardufoss fangeleir" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-09.
  2. "Fangeleirer" (in Norwegian). Helse- og omsorgsdepartementet. Retrieved 2010-04-09.

Coordinates: 69°03′52″N 18°30′54″E / 69.0645°N 18.5151°E / 69.0645; 18.5151