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Attraction along Varanger

Steilneset

Steilneset memorial in Vardø has been erected to commemorate the 91 people who were found guilty of witchcraft and burnt at the stake here. The artist Louise Bourgeois and the architect Peter Zumthor have joined in creating evocative space, a burning chair and a 100-metre long memorial hall that communicate this gripping story.

The texts are based on the old court records and are written by Liv Helene Willumsen, Professor of History.

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