Vollan prison

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Vollan District Jail (Norwegian: Vollan kretsfengsel) was a jail in Trondheim. During the nazi occupation of Norway Vollan was used to imprison both prisoners of war and criminals. Vollan was not considered a concentration camp.[1] In a summary of prisoners of war in Norway, numerous prisoners were registered at Vollan. Once of its roles was as a transit camp for political prisoners. Many prisoners were taken from Vollan to Kristiansten Fortress and shot. The prisoners at Vollan were interrogated at the Mission Hotel in Trondheim. Some were also interrogated by Henry Rinnan and his gang.[1]

Vollan District Jail was closed in 1971 after the opening of Trondheim Prison at Tunga åpnet.[2]


  1. ^ a b «11.7 Fangenskap i Norge», NOU 1998: 12 Alta bataljon, regjeringen.no.
  2. ^ Trondheim byleksikon