Today marks the 10th anniversary of the bombing of the Oslo government quarters and the massacre on Utøya by terrorist Anders Behring Breivik. On the 22nd of July 2011, 77 people died, many more were injured and traumatized, and the effects of that event are still being felt today.
This week, Kristin Sandvik and Ingeborg Hjorth talk about the memorial at Utøya, and the controversy iterations of it have generated. They also illuminate how the ripple effects of a tragedy like this make waves in such a small country as Norway.
- One of the key articles referenced here, "Rettens rolle etter 22. juli: Minnearbeid, overlevende og gjenoppbygging", by Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, Ingunn Ikdahl and Kjersti Lohne, published in Norsk Sosiologisk Tidsskrift
- The Aftenposten article by Per Anders Madsen from 2017, also referenced in the episode, Nå må Utøyastriden løses