Norway remembers the victims of Anders Breivik with memorials | EUROtoday

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The state memorial with the island of Utøya, the place Anders Breivik killed 79 folks, within the background
Photo: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen

Retraumatization must be averted: The state memorial to the victims of the terrorist assaults on July 22, 2011 was constructed reverse the island of Utøya. The memorials on the island itself are extra convincing.

EThe function of a memorial is to assist us course of what occurred and, at greatest, to supply comfort, however it may possibly additionally forestall wounds from therapeutic. More than twelve years have handed because the Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders Breivik detonated a bomb within the authorities district of Oslo after which carried out a bloodbath on the island of Utøya within the Tyrifjord, thirty kilometers northwest of the capital, which primarily focused younger folks there spent a trip.

Four monuments have now been constructed to commemorate the occasions of July 22, 2011. In 2019, a piece by the artists Tobbe Malm and Tone Mørk Karlsrud was unveiled in entrance of Oslo Cathedral. It consists of 1000 iron roses; They are paying homage to the numerous flowers that Norwegians laid in the identical place in response to Breivik’s actions. Most just lately, after a protracted debate, a nationwide memorial to the 77 individuals who died – eight died in Oslo and 69 on Utøya – was accomplished in Utvika, reverse the island of Utoya. It had beforehand led to heated debates amongst residents, survivors and guests.