What happened to the just rule of law under nazism’s totalitatian regime? We also look at the post-war legal purge and the Rinnan group.
Length: 40 min to one hour
Educational goals met:
Understand and analyze the “rettsstat”, democracy’s values and your rights.
Discuss the correlations between type of state, the rettsstat, and human rights.
Museet har en anselig samling gjenstander, fotografier og utstyr fra 2. verdenskrig og okkupasjonen av Norge. Ved å sette samlingen i kontekst, ønsker vi å vekke refleksjoner rundt hva som skjer med rettssikkerheten i et samfunn når en fremmed makt overtar og innfører egne lover og regler. Elever og studenter blir utfordret på hvordan en rettsstat skal fungere, og hva som skjer når den ikke gjør det.
The museum has a large collection of objects from WWII. By putting this collection in context we wish to evoke reflections on what happened to the rule of law when a foreign power takes control and introduces its own rules and laws. Students and teachers are challenged on what a “rettsstat” is and what happens when it ceases to exist.
Some key questions:
- What is the rettsstat / the just rule of law?
- What happens when certain groups are excluded from this state?
- What is the police’s role and how did this role change during the war?
- How did the death penalty became law again in Norway after 40 years without it?
- Was the legal purge completely in accordance with the just rule of law (the rettsstat)?
All our tours can be made bespoke to your desired topics. If we want to combine different educational programs or have a little of everything, or have special topics your class is focusing on, please contact us.
Group 7-15 people
Large group 15-30 people
Groups smaller than 7 or with special needs please contact us for pricing.
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