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Saturday, July 22, 2017

#22juli - Trying hard not to think too much about today being the 6th Anniversary of the #Utøya Massacre and the #Oslo bombing. But still... 😢 #Norway #Norge #mittlilleland

#22juli - Trying hard not to think too much about today being the 6th Anniversary of the Massacre and the bombing. But still... 😢 
🇳🇴 #Norway #Norge

The message to reporters in the outside world: Du behöver komma till Utöya. Det är döda barn överallt.” Den meningen glömmer jag aldrig. 😢
"You need to come to Utöya. There are dead children everywhere." I never forget that sentence.)
- SVT's Carina Bergfeldt last year, on the Fifth Anniversary

On July 22nd, 2011, even before the TV news cameras and helicopters of the world arrived, there was already an idea in Stockholm at Aftonbladet of how terrible it truly was. 
And they printed it. And I copied it because it was one of the few things I could share with friends about how bad everything was, when rumors were flying abut how many people might've been behind the twin attacks.
Six years later, the words linger in my mind:

”Ring inte ön"”

En varningstweet spreds om att låta bli att ringa de som gömde sig på Utøya, eftersom gärningsmannen fortsatte skjuta under lång tid.
"RING INTE FOLK PÅ UTØYA. De gömmer sig för gärningsmannen. Kopiera statusen! (Ambulansen kommer inte fram ertersom det fortfarande är skottlossning)."

Do not call the island on your mobile as fake cop re-loading gun in search of children to shoot, is listening for rings from phones

(Ambulances won't arrive if shooting is happening.)

from http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article13364079.ab

The Roar Hagen drawing in Verdens Gang (VG) that hit Jens Stoltenberg so hard...

This film is honest and heartbreaking in so many ways that few films you've ever seen in your life can be, because you know as you watch it and get a sense of what daily life was like at this idyllic Norwegian island camp during the summer, that so many of the very bright and politically-ambitious teenagers and twenty-somethings you will see here, smiling and laughing, never got off the island alive.
This film proves a level of understanding that simply reading endless news stories and analyses can't hope to provide.

"Terror Island" Documentary about the attacks on Oslo and Utoya 22/7 (eng sub) from Tommy Gulliksen on Vimeo.

"Terror Island" - Documentary about the attacks on Oslo and Utoya 22/7 (English subtitles) https://vimeo.com/27616588


Sissel Kyrkjebø - Til ungdommen (Live Minnesceremoni Oslo 2011)

Bjørn Eidsvåg - Eg ser (Live Minnesceremoni Oslo 2011)


Karpe Diem m/ Kork - "Tusen Tegninger" fra Nasjonal minneseremoni 22.07.2011

I wrote many contemporaneous blog posts on the horrors of the #Utøya Massacre and the #Oslo bombing, as well as the subsequent nationally-televised memorial ceremonies one month later and in the years since. 
Please check the blog's archives for those posts, being sure to use the search terms Utøya, Oslo and minneseremoni


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