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Duluth author Margi Preus, recipient of a Newbery honor in 2011, grew up hearing about the Norwegian Resistance through family ties. Preus traveled to Norway in 2010 to gather research for her young readers' novel, "Shadow on the Mountain."

Library to present 'Norway and the Nazis' symposium

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Leif Andol was 10 years old and living in the town of Orkdal when Nazi forces invaded Norway on April 9, 1940. The Nordic country (as well as its Scandinavian neighbor, Denmark) would remain occupied by Nazi troops for five years. During that time, Norway was cut off economically, its people were placed under heavy restrictions, and the countryside was strewn with land mines. The Nazis established the Fannrem concentration camp in Orkdal for slave labor, one of many such camps.

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