Stiftelsen Arkivet (The Archive Foundation)
The Arkivet Foundation is a center for information, documentation, education, research, art and culture. The Foundation building served as the Gestapo regional headquarters from 1941- 45. The basement became infamous as a detention and interrogation centre. The Foundation took over the vacated building in 1999 and recreated the cells and torture chambers. To illustrate the terrible events that took place here, life-sized models of people and realistic copies of equipment are on display. By promoting dialogue, historical reflection and communication among different generations, the Archive Foundation aims to promote human rights, human dignity, peace building and conflict prevention.
Vesterveien 4 4613 Kristiansand
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