I suppose it is a good thing that our PM will honor the memory of the murdered Norwegian citizens who happened to be Jewish for this upcoming Holocaust Day Memorial.
But if I am not mistaken, the Holocaust center, which the PM claims he was on the forefront for establishing, was in fact the brainchild of the Jewish community itself, and which the Storting, in 1997, instructed the then Department of Church, Education and Research to establish a politically and value neutral center for our religious minorities. The center was officially opened in 2001, when Stoltenberg led his first and short lived government. Methinks the man brags too much! Or maybe he thinks that merely rubber-stamping somebody else’s hard work somehow makes this his merit?
Stortinget.no, Hans Olav Syversen
Hans Olav Syversen of the CPP raises a question to the Prime Minster over the “Norwegian Holocaust” 70 years. He questions whether an official apology will be issued.
The PM’ response in full:
“Jens Stoltenberg: for a long time, I have been conscious over the destiny of the Jews in WW2, therefore, I was in the forefront of the initiative to establish the center for studies of the Holocaust and religious minorities. This is part of the background over me accepting to hold the main speech at the International Holocaust Day on January the 27th at the Akershus harbor, in this speech; I shall talk of the situation of the Norwegian Jews in WW2”