Decimated in the Holocaust, a Norwegian Jewish community revives

The Jewish community in Bergen — Norway’s second largest city — was decimated during World War II, when Nazis murdered 750 of Norway’s 1,700 Jews.

But now Jewish life in Bergen has returned — officially.

Bergen Jews created a new organization, Det Jødiske Samfunn i Bergen, last year, and the city recognized it in December. This year, 45 Jews gathered in the west Norway city to celebrate Rosh Hashanah collectively for the first time in 80 years

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