One of the camps was in Falstad, too. For the Yugoslav prisoners, Falstad became a death camp. Many of the prisoners only spent a short time in prison before their execution. In the period 1942–43, more than 200 were executed and buried in mass graves in the Falstad Forest (the exact number of victims is not known).
Today the Falstad Forest is a national memorial site. Several memorials have been erected in the forest to commemorate the prisoners who were executed, but it is believed that there are still unknown and unregistered graves in the forest. The Falstad Centre Foundation was established in August 2000 as a national centre for the education and documentation of the history of imprisonment in the Second World War, humanitarian international law and human rights. More info: www.falstadsenteret.no
The prison camps in Norway were directly connected to other concentration camps in occupied Europe and Germany. For instance, many Norwegians were detainees at Falstad before being deported to camps such as Sachsenhausen, Ravensbrück and Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Also, many prisoners of the Anhaltelager Semlin – German detention camp at Sajmište near Belgrade – were sent to camps in Norway.