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Pain in muscles and joints? VARDØ (Dagbladet): They were accused of having poisoned the neighbor's food, they should have thrown disease of animals and caused

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- The tourists cry when they see this
Pain in muscles and joints?

VARDØ (Dagbladet): They were accused of having poisoned the neighbor's food, they should have thrown disease of animals and caused disease and death for other people.

If something dramatic happened with the boats and crew, it could certainly due to the fact that they had cast her sorcery on them. They had to die. the
They had the close encounter with the very Devil himself - and were, of course, with the "eerie events" with drink, dancing and card games on the mountain the Dome outside of Vardø.


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It's about one of the dark chapters in Norwegian history. About the witch trials in Finnmark in the 1600's which required at least 91 lives. Most were convicted of witchcraft and burned at the stake.

If you select Norgesferie in the summer so you can experience a unique part of the story so the level of competition of the National tourist routes in Varanger.

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- We have a variety of strong stories, linked to the national turistveiene in Norway, " says press contact for tursitvegene, Per Ritzler in the Norwegian public roads administration.
- It can be anything from the sacrificial to the war memorials. But there is hardly any of them that has a stronger story and brings out stronger feelings than the monument at Steilneset in Vardø.

There is always a comprehensive process to be carried out before one can make a memorial, because it evokes feelings and reactions in so many ways.

We are concerned that no one should be offended. And have not received any negative reactions at Steilneset rabin memorial, " says Ritzler.

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The small group of tourists moving slowly through the dimly lit 125 metres long minnehallen. Several of them read all of the 91 plakettene that hangs on the walls before they go out to the burning chair.

There have feelings freely vent. Several of the tourists crying.

We - the dead

- It is extra strong to visit the Steilneset when høstmørket has descended and the wind is howling outside. The walls moves in the wind, and the impression is reinforced by the sounds from the outside. When we think that the memorial is place exactly in the same place as several of the cruel inquiries were carried out, it is easy to understand that the feelings are expressed, " says Per Ritzler.

- Steilneset means a lot for tourism in the region, not only as a "drawing card" here, but it is to tell a story.

It is also about the dissemination of the culture and what has made that we are who we are. The story is to take guests further in Varanger and to show several things when it comes to the stories we can offer, " says Veronje Kelly, project manager for Visit Varanger.

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at Least 135 persons, 111 women and 24 men, were indicted for having carried out hekserier and witchcraft in Finnmark. The majority of both either in Vardø or Vadsø - or at least in the vicinity around. And of these had 91 people, 77 women and 14 men - the remedy with life for this.
Either because they confessed to after torture or because they did not pass the "vanntesten".

the writing on the wall: On both sides of the long hallway, you can read the powerful stories about people who were sacrificed alive. Photo: Odd Roar Lange/The Busy Inspector Show more Opened by the queen

Many of them had namely through the terrible heksetesten where they were thrown into the sea. If they don't sank and drowned, there was evidence of a they were witches or wizards. Then they had to instead be burned alive at the stake.

91 persons were in this way thus sacrificed in the period 1598 to 1692 - and it is only in Vardø.

the Memorial, which today is raised over these victims was, symbolically enough, opened by queen Sonja Sankthansaften 2011. It consists of a 125 metres long minnehall designed by the swiss architect Peter Zumthor.

Just outside stands a a flammehus with a sculpture by the French-american artist Louise Bourgeois.

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Minnehallen at Steilneset, which is a short stroll from Vardø town centre, consists of a long furustillas. Between the logs there is a cocoon of wood containing a black, 125 metres long time, illuminated by 91 small peep-holes on, one for each victim.

the internal walls have each victim received his memorial plaque. And it is Liv Helene Willumsen of the University of Tromsø and has designed the simple lyrics that sums up the few information we currently have about each process. Here are some of them:

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° Lisebeth Nilsdatter from Gamvik in Finnmark confessed concerned then in 1621, among other things, that she had claim to their God, participated in the collections of interaction with drink and dance, and cast spells over the ship.

° Ingeborg, Peder Kroghs wife, at first refused, but was floating like a float during vannprøven. She confessed to have poisoned the fish for a neighbor and was tortured to death...

° Margrete Jonsdatter confessed in 1663 to have participated in the collection with dance, drink and card games with Satan a sankthansaften on the mountain Dome.

° Synnøve Johannesdatter was in 1678 sentenced among other things for having cast your spells on a goat and caused the disease that Anders Jensen died of.

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