Welcome to Kristiansand’s digital tour! Today you will learn what happened in and around the city during World War II, reveal hidden stories, and learn about exciting buildings still standing. You will gain a broader understanding of this period’s events and learn about difficult choices and the people who faced the consequences of these choices.
King Haakon VII’s 70th birthday
Norwegians all over the country were looking forward to celebrating the 70th birthday of King Haakon VII on 3 August 1942. Still, the occupying forces made it illegal to hoist the Norwegian flag and celebrate the Norwegian king! How can such a big day be celebrated in secret? Two days before the King’s birthday, the illegal newspaper Fritt Norge (A Free Norway) wrote, “All Good Norwegians will honor the king on his birthday by wearing a fresh flower in their buttonhole.” That day, numerous fines were given, and arrests were made because of the ‘royal flower campaign.’ Nevertheless, many Norwegians wore their finest clothing and a flower for their king’s birthday. On top of this, in cities with a street named ‘Kings Street,’ many chose to walk down the road to mark that it was the king they celebrated clearly.
Inclusions and Exclusions
- Charged smartphone
Odderøya, ARKIVET, Tordenskjolds gate
ARKIVET is open:
|Tuesday||10 AM–3 PM|
|Wednesday||10 AM–3 PM|
|Thursday||10 AM–3 PM|
|Friday||10 AM–3 PM|
|Saturday||11 AM–4 PM|
Recommended visiting hours
daily until 17:00 in the evening
Know before you go
- Mobile signal may be weak at the site(s). Download your audio tour on your smartphone prior to your visit to fully enjoy it.
- Ensure that your smartphone is fully charged and that you bring your earphones.
Contributors and Bibliography
The University of Agder, Norwegian Research Council, ARKIVET
The Arkivet Peace and Human Rights Center work in four key areas: research, information dissemination, documentation, and teaching. As formulated in its strategic plan for 2021-2025, the Archive’s mission for society is to:
-Maintain the historic Archive building, developing it into an arena for information dissemination.
-Help Norway fulfill its obligation to educate its children and young people about democracy and human rights.
-Actively work in information dissemination that supports a society rooted in openness, democracy, human dignity, and diversity.
-Contribute to the strengthening of democracy, peace, and human rights, through information dissemination and awareness-raising based on research and documentation.
The University of Agder, formerly known as Agder College and Agder University College, is a public university with campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad, Norway. The institution was established as a university college (høgskole) in 1994 through the merger of the Agder University College and five other colleges, including a technical college and a nursing school, and was granted the status of a full university in 2007.
Slik så krigsheltenes gravsted ut på 17. mai – NRK Sørlandet – Lokale nyheter, TV og radio www.fanger.no www.arkivet.no www.fvn.no www.digitalarkivet.no www.odderoyasvenner.no propaganda – Store norske leksikon (snl.no) https://www.utdanningsnytt.no/demokrati-etikk-laereraksjonen/80-ar-siden-laereropproret-skremmende-aktuelt-i-dag-ogsa/320736 nazisme – Store norske leksikon (snl.no) Krigen kommer til Kristiansand – fvn.no Nasjonal Samling – Store norske leksikon (snl.no) Nå kommer den første filmen om læreraksjonen under krigen (utdanningsnytt.no) http://www.disnorge.no/gravminner/vis.php?mode=pe&id=1613/
Download the app
To take this self-guided tour, you will need to download the Clio Muse Tours app on your iOS or Android device. Enjoy your tour!