Senter for studier av Holocaust og livssynsminoriteter

  • The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies
  • Holocaustsenteret
  • HL-Senteret
  • CHMS
  • The Center for Studies of the Holocaust and Religious Minorities


Villa Grande, Huk aveny 56


+47 22 84 21 00
+47 22 84 21 45
+47 22 84 21 11


The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies has two main fields of interest: the Holocaust on the one hand and religious minorities on the other. Within these two fields of interest the Center contributes new research, education and information activities, exhibitions and conferences.

The center conducts research within the fields of (1) Jewish History and Antisemitism; (2) Religious Minorities; (3) Nazism, Fascism and Occupation Regimes in Europe and (4) Comparative Genocide.

Archival and Other Holdings

Established in 2004 as a unit for documentation and knowlegde, the library is a cornerstone in the HL-senter’s research and dissemination activities.

The main topics in the library collection are:

  • Holocaust and other genocides
  • Religions and life stances
  • Minorities

The collection includes books, journals, movies, speech and sound recordings, and some private archives. We have access to international databases, e.g. Testaments to the Holocaust. The library works with other Norwegian and international libraries with an inter-library loan programme.

Conditions of Access

The center's library is open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Research Services

The centre provides individual assistance and is happy to support our users in literature and reference searches, as well as identifying articles from other collections.