”Søndag 20-8-44 var endel gisler sendt på bærplukking. Peter Mona (Snåsa) kom over en tiur i hissig spill i middagstiden, het sommer, fuldt solskin. Den var rasende intens i spillet. Mona kastet jakken sin over den og tok den. Men den fikk den ene vingen fri og slog så voldsomt at den slog sig fri. Men bare ca. 30 meter borte slapp den sig atter ned - og tok atter fatt på spillet, like intenst. Dette var i Falstadlia.”
Fatet ble gitt til samlingen av falstadfangen Birger Meinhardts familie. (Gjenstandsnummer: FSM.1108)
This turned wooden plate with a carved capercaillie is made in the last months before the liberation in 1945. We don't know who made it, but a text written under the plate tells about an experience the prisoners Petter Mona, Waldemar Lund-Olsen, William Christiansen and Ivan had an autumn day in 1944. "On Sunday 20th of August 1944, some hostages were sent to pick berries. Around mid-day, Peter Mona (Snåsa) came across a capercaillie that was singing intensely. Mona threw his jacket over it and caught it, but it got one of its wings free, and managed to release itself. Just 30 meters away it settled down again, and continued its singing, just as intensely as before. This was in Falstadlia." The plate was given to the Falstad Centre by ex-prisoner Birger Meinhardt's family. (Item number FSM.1108).