Jewish history in Norway is short and marginal compared to European Jewish history. The Norwegian Constitution of 1814 banned Jews from entering the country, a constitutional clause that was not amended until 1851. Oslo had a vital Jewish community before WWII, and still has a small, but active Jewish population.
The professionally guided walking tours, including public transportation, will bring you to:
- the Grünerløkka area where most of the early Jewish immigrants settled before the war
- the old Jewish Cemetery
- the Oslo Jewish Museum, established in a former synagogue
- some of the many “Stolpersteine”, commemorating the Jews who perished in Auschwitz
- the Oslo Synagogue and the Jewish Community Center