The touring exhibition opens in Oslo


The international touring exhibition is back on tour, this time in Norway. On 11 November the exhibition was officially opened at the University of Oslo by Germany’s Ambassador to Norway, Alfred Grannas. Following the opening speeches by the Library Director of the University of Oslo, Randi Halveg Iversby, our Managing Director Wolfram Hoppenstedt and Ambassador Alfred Grannas, a panel discussion took place with among others Robin Allers (Associate Professor at the Department of Defence Studies, Norwegian Defence University College) and Rebekka Borsch (politician and head of the Norwegian UNESCO Commission).

The international touring exhibition “Willy Brandt 1913-1992. A Life for Freedom, Peace and Reconciliation between Nations” will be on display at the University of Oslo Library from 12 November 2021 to 11 February 2022. The exhibition presents milestones of Willy Brandt´s life and political achievements. It is a journey around the globe and through world history: to places like Oslo as a city of emigration during the Nazi era, Berlin as a divided city and Moscow as a place of diplomatic negotiations during the Cold War.

As part of the exhibition, the “Willy Brandt School Competition on Democracy and Civil Courage” for Norwegian pupils – under the patronage of the German Ambassador to Norway Alfred Grannas – was launched together with the Tyksforum (the Norwegian German Teachers’ Association) and the Norwegian-German Willy Brandt Foundation. More than 22 schools from all over Norway took part and submitted a total of 74 entries, including posters, videos and short podcasts. The award ceremony will take place on 7 December 2021 during the Norwegian-German Willy Brandt Foundation’s anniversary event for the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Willy Brandt. The award ceremony will take place in the auditorium of the University of Oslo, the very place where Willy Brandt received his Nobel Peace Prize award 50 years ago.

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