Oslo - Mollergata 19


Between 1866 and 1978, the main police station in Oslo was at Mollergata no 19. Between 1940 and 1945, the station and associated prison cells were used by the German occupiers. Already the day after the German occupation of Oslo, the first prisoners, British citizens suspected of being agents, were imprisoned. From August 1940 it served as a political prison and at most there were 550 prisoners in prison. 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 were also held in prison.

Current status: Preserved (2011).

Address: Möllergata 19, 0179 Oslo.

Get there: Metro to Stortinget Station.

My comment:

When the police station moved to Groenland district in Oslo 1978, the building underwent a 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).