History of the Jews in Norway
Benkow, Jo, Scandinavian Review
From an 1814 constitutional ban on entry into Norway, to a lifting of the ban in 1851, and to government restitution for losses and suffering during World War II.
Norway has throughout its history rightly been regarded as a country on the periphery of Europe. Telling evidence is the total physical absence of Jewish people on Norwegian soil until well into the Middle Ages. There were no Jews living in Denmark or Sweden either at the time, although Jewish communities existed in most other European countries at the end of the Middle Ages.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, during the period when Norway and Denmark were united, the odd Jew had come to Norway bearing a letter of …
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Publication information: Article title: History of the Jews in Norway. Contributors: Benkow, Jo - Author. Magazine title: Scandinavian Review. Volume: 90. Issue: 3 Publication date: Spring 2003. Page number: 6+. © American Scandinavian Foundation Autumn 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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