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6. December 2016

The Ambassador of Norway has been appointed Honorary Citizen of Belgrade

The Norwegian Ambassador of Norway was appointed Honorary Citizen of Belgrade today. Mr. Arne Sannes Bjørnstad received the honors in a reception at the town hall. After the reception guest were invited to the winter Friday session restaurant of the Norwegian Association – Serbia – Gradonačelnik. We are certainly looking forward to see him, and other staff of the embassy on Fridays as well.

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15. August 2016

U POSETI PRIJATELJIMA

20160811_122051Delegacija opštine Gornji Milanovac, Dejan Kovačević, predsednik i Božidar Vučetić, direktor Preduzeća za izgradnju, zajedno sa generalnim sekretarom Norveškog društva Srbija, Draganom Marković, posetila je prijateljsku opštinu Vefsn od 10 – 13. avgusta 2016.
Udaljenost prijateljske opštine je utrošila prvi i poslednji dan na putovanje, tako da su radni sastanci, dogovori i obilazak grada pobratima organizovani 11. i 12. avgusta, u zgusnutom, celodnevnom programu.  Više . . . . (English to follow)

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19. July 2016 “Narviksenteret”

The Beisfjord Massacre – 1942

Beisfjord

On the night of July 18, 1942 287 Yugoslav prisoners were killed in the Beisfjord camp near Narvik, because it was suspected that they were sick with typhus. This was the greatest massacre in Norway’s history.
As a witness to the horrific night, this is how Sverre Millerjord describes it:
“The night they killed the people, I felt that something horrible was going to happen. The atmosphere was so. When my mother came home, I told her I was going for a walk up the mountain. I was on the other side of the hill. I heard shots fired. I looked at it all through the bushes. I saw how people fell into the ditch, and how the officers walked along the ditch and shot those who were not yet dead. Blood flowed over the bodies in the ditch. I could not bear to look till it was over. It was a horrible night, the worst in my entire life. I could not sleep that night. I asked a little later Mr. Svensson from the camp administration, who was working as a cook there, what had happened. He replied to me sadly: “They were exterminated like insects.”
(From Ljubo Mlađenović, “The Beisfjord tragedy”)

On 24. June 1942 arrived 900 Yugoslav prisoners Narvik. Four months later, only 152 of them were still alive.
Altogether 4,041 Yugoslav prisoners were in Norway for the period June 1942 to May 1945. About 2400 of them were killed or died of diseases and malnutrition. They had been captured as partisans or sympathizers during the fighting in Yugoslavia and expected capital punishment. SS sent them instead to Norway to work. 90% of prisoners were Serbs, but there were also Croats, Bosniaks and other ethnic groups among the prisoners.

Natt til 18. juli 1942 ble 287 jugoslaviske fanger drept i Beisfjord fangeleir ved Narvik, fordi det var en mistanke om at de var syke med flekktyfus. Dette har vært den største massakren i Norges historie.

Slik beskrives natten av en av vitnene, Sverre Millerjord:
«Den natten de drepte folk, følte jeg at noe fryktelig ville komme til å skje. Atmosfæren var slik. Da mor kom hjem, sa jeg til henne at jeg skulle en tur opp i fjellet. Jeg var på den andre siden av åsen. Jeg hørte skuddsalvene. Jeg så litt på det hele gjennom buskene. Jeg så hvordan folk falt ned i grøften, og hvordan underoffiserene gikk langs grøften og skjøt dem som ennå ikke var døde. Blodet fløt over likene i grøften. Jeg holdt ikke ut å se på alt til det var slutt. Det var en fryktelig natt. Den verste i hele mitt liv. Jeg kunne ikke få sove hele natten. Jeg spurte litt senere Svensson fra leirbataljonen, som var kokk der nede, hva som hadde hendt. Han svarte meg sørgmodig: «De ble utryddet som insekter».
(Fra Ljubo Mlađenović, «Beisfjordtragedien»)
24. juni 1942 ankom 900 jugoslaviske fanger Narvik. Fire måneder senere var bare 152 av dem i live.
Til sammen 4 041 jugoslaviske fanger var i Norge i perioden juni 1942 til mai 1945. Ca. 2400 av dem ble drept eller døde av sykdom og underernæring. De var blitt tatt til fange som partisaner eller sympatisører under kampene i Jugoslavia og ventet dødsstraff. SS sendte dem i stedet til Norge til arbeid. 90% av fangene var serbere, men det var også kroater, bosnjaker og andre folkegrupper blant fangene.

 

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Consert by Two Guitars – from Händel to Gershwin in Gornji Milanovac, Norwegian house on 27. July

Plakat Gornji Milanovac

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GRAPHICS EXHIBITION, Belgrade 11 – 30 July

Exhibition

Welcome to the Graphics Exhibition opening!

Kristina C. Karlsen and Anne K. Myrseth have the pleasure to invite you to the exhibition at gallery Graficki kolektiv in Belgrade.

The official opening of the exhibition takes place on Monday 11 July at 19:00, address: Obilicev venac 27, Belgrade

There will be an opportunity to see the exhibition in the premises until July 30.

About the artists and the exhibition:

Both artists works with graphics as a starting point for artistic research as part of a process, like sketches, or with methods and techniques that result in a finished artwork. As creative artists, they are both carriers of a long tradition in working with graphics and its laws and rules, but at the same time we are questioning ourselves and challenging many of the laws and rules that many see as absolute truths. Both artists have in their artistic university education been associated with, or had access to a professional graphics workshop and the art form  is marked by this. Both studied at Academy of Fine Arts, Anne Kristin Myrset at the Art Academy in Trondheim and Kristina C. Karlsen at the Art Academy in Pristina. In this exhibition you will see various graphic techniques adopted to illuminate aspects of existences focusing on memories. The artists hope with this exhibition to give you a new thought, show aspects of existences and giving you insight into life you do not live, put words and shapes of thoughts that until now have been left unsaid, pick up childhood memories and other experiences, or provide an understanding that one is part of a community that helps you feel less alone.

“We both look forward to exhibit and collaborate on this exhibition in order to provide our oeuvre a meaningful extension, see them in context with each other and the new stories that can occur and at the same time display clarity in the art creation. We also want to wish everyone a good summer and hope we can share some of our memories with you.”

Welcome!!!

Anne and Kristina

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Obaveštenje – Društvo prijatelja Zapadnog Balkana / Informasjon fra Vennskapssambandet Norge-Vest-Balkan

29.06Nastavite sa čitanjem / Les mer – også originalteksten på norsk

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Iz Generalnog sekretara

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Beograd, jun 2016.

Dragi prijatelji,

U ime Norveškog društva Srbija, gospodinu Rolfu Fjellestadu i novoizabranoj upravi Društva prijatelja Zapadnog Balkana uputio sam čestitke povodom izbora i poželeo uspešan rad i blisku saradnju sestrinskih društava prijateljstva u budućnosti.

Na Maršu prijateljstva veliki broj članova našeg Društva je obavešten o aktivnostima i zajedničim planovima koje treba realizovati tokom 2016. i 2017. godine. Bjørn Erik Davidsen, član uprave Društva iz Norveške i Dragan Marković, generalni sekretar Norveškog društva u svojim pozdravnim govorima na Maršu prijateljstva posebno su apostrofirali završetak posla oko rekonstrukcije Muzeja i neophodnih popravki Norveške kuće, kao i projekat
”Krvavi put” i obeležavanje 75. godišnjice deportovanja u Norvešku.

Predlog je da se iduće godine organizuje putovanje grupe od 20 – 30 članova našeg društva za Norvešku, u periodu od 15. do 25. juna (okvirno), kako bi se pre glavne komemoracije u Helgelandu (23.06.) obišli svi spomenici i groblja od Trondhajma do Narvika. Pored obilaska, predloženo je da zajednički osvežimo natpise na spomenicima i uradimo neophodne popravke prilaza, ograda i ploča na obeležjima gde je to potrebno. Zbog toga bi bilo neophodno povesti i kvalifikovanog kamenoresca koji bi taj deo posla stručno obavio, a prijatelji iz Norveške bi obezbedili neophodan materijal, alat i pribor za ove poslove.

U telefonskom razgovoru gospodinu Fjellestadu sam predložio da se do kraja 2016. prikupe svi materijali i dokumenti za novu izložbu i bazu podataka Muzeja u Norveškoj kući i da se sa norvešim istoričarom, Mikael Stokkeaom dogovori šta je od njegovog doktorskog rada moguće koristiti u opisnom delu na panelima izložbe. Napominjem da su u prethodnim fazama ovog projekta društva prijateljstva finansirala prikupljanje dokumentacije i izradu Stokkeovog doktorskog rada o srpskim internircima u Norveškoj, a da je na zajedničkom sastanku prihvaćeno da završnu fazu rekonstrukcije muzeja u ime oba društva prijateljstva koordinira norveško-srpska organizacija BIP. Plan završetka projekta, septembar 2017. na 30-tu godišnjicu gradnje Norveške kuće.

Zahvaljujući Stein Brautenu koji na sajtu našeg društva www.norveska.com redovno publikuje aktivnosti Norveškog društva, prijatelji u Norveškoj su su obavešteni o svim dešavanjima i dogadjajima kojima se sestrinska organizacija u Srbiji bavi. Nadam se da i naši članovi povremeno otvaraju ovaj sajt, a na sajtu: www.njsamband.org se možete obavestiti o radu naših prijatelja u Norveškoj.

U ime Norveškog društva Srbija želim svima prijatno leto, a posle odmora i dogovora oko konkretnih aktivnosti sa prijateljima iz Norveške, tokom jeseni 2016. ćemo početi pripreme za realizaciju predloženih projekata.

Dragan Marković, generalni sekretar

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UTHAUG SONGLAG CONCERT (FULL VIDEO) IN GORNJI MILANOVAC

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