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Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum

The museum tells the story of the successfull attempt to destroy the heavy water factory in Vemork (near Rjukan). Nazi-Germany wanted to develop a atomic bomb and for that it needed heavy water (deuteriumoxide). An allied team of saboteurs blew up the installations. In the Norsk Industrierbeidermuseum in Vemork one can see how it all went.

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  • Text: Kees Boks
  • Photos: Lammert Melk

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