The exhibit is meant to evoke reflections around what happens with the rule of law when a foreign power takes control. Here you can see the collection from the trial of the Rinnan group, the most notorious anti-resistance group in Norway. Led by Henry Rinnan, the group supplied information to the nazis on resistance groups.
The torture implements of the Rinnan group were collected by the local police museums curator, policeman Gerhard Geving, after the war. Much of the war collection was saved from destruction by Geving, who understood how important it was to preserve these objects from posterity.
The exhibit also includes uniforms, propaganda, and objects confiscated during the war. You will also find the museum’s most unique object, the Enigma machine. We have created a video where we demonstrate how the machine works, watch it on Youtube here.
You will find the war exhibit on the first floor of the western wing of the Criminal Asylum, in the rooms facing Erling Skakkes gate. The exhibit was originally installed when the Trondheim Police Museum moved in during the 1990s.