I denne bloggen presenterer Falstadsenteret gjenstander, fotografier og dokumenter fra sine samlinger.
Hvert objekt har sin særegne historie.



This blog presents samples from the Falstad Centre's collections: objects, photos and documents.
Each object has its very special story.


10.05.2010

19: Arvid Alstad forteller om Ljuban Vuković

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I dette filmklippet fra 1994 forteller Arvid Alstad (falstadfange nr.1) om medfangen Ljuban Vuković, den tyske leirledelsens faste graver i Falstadskogen. Alstad er intervjuet av Sverre Krüger (Nova Vision).

Hittil er det gjennomført intervjuer med ca. 200 falstadfanger. Våren 2010 har vi satt i gang et landsomfattende og internasjonalt intervjuprosjekt, for å samle inn fangers minner fra tysk fangenskap på norsk jord. Les mer om intervjuprosjektet på vår hjemmeside.

In this video from 1994 Arvid Alstad (Falstad prisoner no. 1) tells about his fellow prisoner Ljuban Vuković, who dug the graves in the Falstad forest on orders from the German camp administrators. The interview is made by Sverre Krüger (Nova Vision).

He tells that Ljuban came to Falstad in 1942 together with three other Yugoslavian prisoners. The three others has tuberculosis and died at Falstad. Ljuban stayed, and became the one who dug the graves together with two Russian prisoners when there were executions in the Falstad forest. Alstad also tells that Ljuban draw a map showing the location of the graves. That way he was able to help finding the graves after Liberation. Alstad then tells that one day in 1943 he himself was picked out among the prisoners and that Ljuban had dug a grave that was meant for him and four others. For some reason the plans were changed and the grave was never used.

So far about 200 interviews have been made with former Falstad prisoners. This spring we have initiated a national and international interview project, in order to collect former prisoners' memories from German prison camps in Norway. Read more about the project.

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