One of the chapters in the Eitinger report is devoted to the KZ Syndrome, a term used to describe behaviour found in people who survived Nazi concentration camps. A separate chapter in the report is labelled ‘Imprisonment in Norway’, and discusses the conditions in the main camps and prisons in which Norwegian citizens were incarcerated during the occupation.1 In a section devoted to the history of the SS Camp Falstad, located north of Trondheim, the report stressed its unique position within the Nazi camp system, imported to Norway in 1940. This categorization related primarily to the close proximity of the Falstad forest, where more than 200 prisoners were executed, and the brutal SS regime of the Einsatzkommando Trondheim. The Security Police in the capital of Mid-Norway was led by Gerhard Flesch, considered to be one of the most notorious Nazi war criminals on Norwegian soil. In the Eitinger report Falstad is described thus: ‘To sick Russians and Serbs, Falstad was in reality an extermination camp. The camp had the same functions for sick Jews … Falstad

remains in a unique position among the prison camps in Norway because of its dark past.’2