Oslo - Mollergata 19

Between 1866 and 1978, the main police station in Oslo was at Möllergata no 19. Between 1940 and 1945 the station were used by the Germans. immediately after the occupation of Oslo the first prisoners were brought to the station and put in one of the cells. These prisoners were British citizens suspected of being agents. From August 1940 it functioned as a political prison and from December 1940 female prisoners were also imprisoned in a special ward. Most of the prisoners to be questioned were taken to the Gestapo headquarters on Victoria Terrasse, but interrogations was also held on Möllergata. At most there were 550 prisoners imprisoned at the same time.

Current status: Preserved (2011).

Address: Möllergata 19, 0179 Oslo.

Get there: Metro to Stortinget Station.

My comment:

When the police station moved to Gröland district in Oslo 1978, the building underwent renovation and the prison cells were demolished. In 2011, the building is part of the government quarter and it was lightly damaged in the bombing attack on July 22, 2011.

Follow up in books: Höhne, Heinz: The Order of the Death’s Head: The story of Hitler’s SS (1969).