Partisans in Kiberg
The village, which over the years had close ties to Russia, was the summer of 1940 put under German and Norwegian nasjonalsosialisters eyes. It was therefore natural that people traveled east to the other side of the Varanger Fjord. it was known that in the village Tsypnavolok on Rybachy Peninsula lived Norwegian families who spoke Norwegian and survived on the country’s memories, although after the revolution had not had contact westward. Many KIBERG projections traveled over to Rybachy Peninsula; autumn of 1940 went the last boat. Then went transports on to Murmansk. Those who were willing to fight for the Soviet Union, was sent to Norway on espionage work, while the women and children ended up in fallow camps and farms.
When the war in Finnmark went toward eventually got KIBERG Varings in March 1945 return. Many were highly decorated for his efforts during the war, and the soldiers were well looked after by the Soviet authorities. At the anniversaries in 1965 and 1985 received several war participants new rewards through the Soviet embassy in Oslo. However, many felt somewhat unfairly treated by the Norwegian authorities. Several who went over to the Soviet Union experienced receiving Participant medal in the mail as late as the 1970s.
Partisans are located in the old boarding school in Kiberg and was opened in 2000. It was a joint project between Vardø Museums and population in Kiberg. Because of economic conditions is not this museum catering, and tourists are encouraged to add ticket money in a grenade sleeve.
On Partisan become better acquainted with Finnmark’s resistance and women who fought against the Germans during World War II. This is a lesser-known story about the resistance movement in Norway, because partisans among others were trained in Russia and reported to the Russians. Partisans made a remarkable effort during the war years, but received no recognition for the fight they had brought before the 1990s. In the exhibition we get a glimpse of the resistance movement in the north their work and struggle against the Germans.
Varanger museum operates Partisans in Kiberg
Office Address: 9960 N Kiberg
15.06 to 15.08: Daily at. 1000 – 1800 (Self)
Closed in winter.