The genocide of Jew people in Norway did not begin with the transport of the Donau in 1942, but with the confiscation of Jewish property, according to historian Synne Corell.
In her new book Likvidasjonen (translated: The Liquidation), Corell demonstrates how the Norwegian bureaucracy participated in the looting of Jewish people during the occupation, according to Klassekampen.
In November of 1942, 532 Norwegian Jews were transported to Auschwitz on the ship Donau. But Corell believes the genocide began before all Jewish men were arrested one month before the departure of the Donau. In her book, she argues that the state’s prior confiscation of Jews people’s property must be seen as a completely integral part of the genocide.
“The physical and the financial liquidation are connected. The sources I have found establish this to an even greater degree,” said Corell.
In the book, the historian points out that, in the autumn of 1941, county governors were asked to map Jewish land.
“The entire state apparatus is involved in this survey. In Stavanger, it looks like they tried to stall the process. It is the only sign that someone held back a bit,” said the historian and author.
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