Infamously, it was taken over by the occupying Nazi Sicherheitspolizei and Sicherheitsdienst in April 1940, serving as headquarters during the war years. The offices held the interrogation centre for all prisoners in Oslo, and the place became synonymous with torture and abuse. On occasion prisoners jumped out of windows to their death while waiting to be interrogated.
The complex now houses the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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