The Blood Road Museum in Saltdal


The Blood Road Museum is situated in the grounds of Saltdal Museum. The story of the lives and work of prisoners of war under the Nazi regime from 1942-1945 is presented in a German barrack moved here from Dunderlandsdalen.

Thousands of prisoners of war were sent north to build roads and railways. They suffered inhuman conditions. Many never returned. Saltdal was the municipal I Norway with the largest number of prisoners in May 1945.
The Blood Road Museum conveys the prisoner`s life and their experiences with the brutal system in the camps. It also tells the story of the local population who did their outmost to support the starving prisoners of war. This is a different museum experience in surroundings where the silence is tangible. Words are inadequate but impressions are many and deep. This is an important journey in a time which must never be forgotten.

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