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Reidar Dittmann, Norwegian resistance and survivor of Buchenwald.
Professor Emeritus of Art History and Norwegian. Born and raised in Tonsberg, Norway's oldest city. Studied at Oslo University and the Conservatory of Music, later at St. Olaf College, New York University, and the U of Washington (M.A. and PhD). Author of books and articles and lecturer on Scandinavian Art, Edvard Munch, and the Holocaust. Imprisoned in Buchenwald Concentration Camp and witness to the destiny of the camp's Jewish prisoners.
"I must have been there in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. But looking back at Buchenwald, I feel as though the month of November existed always. There is nothing grayer and more miserable than November."
A remembrance of WWII resistance fighter Reidar Dittmann: Minneapolis Public Radio
Holocaust survivor Reidar Dittmann, 88: Minneapolis Star Tribume