A website allowing search for information about the Soviet prisoners-of-war has been recently launched in Norway. The web-portal www.krigsgraver.no contains about 6100 names of Soviet, including Ukrainian soldiers who died and were buried in Norway in 1941-45. It opens for search of personal data by last and first name, date and place of birth and death, nationality, military rank as well as by the title of the camp and the prisoner’s number.
The web-portal is the result of the Graves Want Names project, carried out by the researchers of the Falstadsenter in Oslo funded by the Ministry of Administration, Reform and Church Affairs of Norway. In the course of the project some 3400 names of the prisoners-of-war have been identified. In total there were 13000 Soviet prisoners-of-war buried in Norway during the WWII when almost 100 thousand Red Army soldiers were imprisoned in Norway. As Minister of Administration, Reform and Church Affairs of Norway Mrs. Rigmor Aasrud pointed out at the presentation in Oslo, «the light has been finally cast on the dark page of the Norwegian occupation history».