Oslo - SS Court

In late April 1940, SS chief Heinrich Himmler established a special court called SS- und Polizeigericht IX. The purpose of the court was for it to handle cases concerning the SS and the Police. Head of the court was SS-Hauptsturmführer Hans Oscar. In September 1941, the German reich commissar, Josef Terboven, requested that the court also would handle civil cases. This after several strikes took place in Oslo where Norwegian workers demanded higher wages and better working conditions. Terboven’s request was approved by Himmler and civilians could also be brought before the special court. In civil cases, the court was called SS- und Polizeigericht Nord. The court sentenced about 150 Norwegian citizens to death, but more were sentenced to prison.

Current status: Preserved with memorial tablet (2023).

Address: Kristinelundveien 22, 0268 Oslo.

Get there: Car.

My comment:

The former court is located in a lavish area called Frogner where several countries’ embassies are located. There is a small memorial plaque mounted on an adjacent building. In 2023, Nordisk Skibsrederförening is housed on the premises.

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