A new book by a Bloomfield resident and a photo exhibit at the University of Hartford uncover the untold story of Norway’s Jews – their contribution to the country’s arts and culture… and their struggle during World War II.
For nearly 45 years, Irene Levin Berman had gotten used to the questions Americans would ask about her native Norway. What happened during World War II? Did Norwegian Jews suffer? Was there even a Jewish community in Norway?
A Bloomfield resident, Berman emigrated to the U.S. from Oslo in 1960 after marrying an American medical student. She became a translator, specializing in Scandinavian languages, and brought Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen’s works to American audiences.
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