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Post by Andy H » 22 May 2003 00:33

When you've been out and about photographing all these emplacements have you ever come across any of the remains of Org.Todt camps or Slave labour camps from which the labour to build the emplacements came?

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Post by Erik E » 22 May 2003 20:19

Hallo Andy!

As you know, these camps only had barracks made of wood......
After the war, there was a urgent need for building materials, so people actually "stole" the barracks and used them to repair their own houses.
The Norwegian army managed to stop this after a few weeks, but only the houses they wanted were kept.

As for OT and prison camps, I have only seen foundations for barracks. All wooden structures and fences are long gone, atleast in "My" area.

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Post by Andy H » 22 May 2003 23:30

I guessed as much, but I thought there may have been the odd trace still left.

How many camps were in your area?

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Post by Erik E » 22 May 2003 23:43

How many camps were in your area?


Difficult question....This is a bit out of my range of interests.

There were camps near every large construction site. As far as I remember, there were 3 or 4 around this city. As for the rest of this part of the coast (Bergen-Kristiansand) I know atleast 10 more!

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Post by Andy H » 22 May 2003 23:51

Thanks anyway Erik, just curious

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