Students In Norway Discover Secret WWII Room In Their Attic
This hidden space was used by local journalists to print underground newspapers.
Imagine the following: You're a Norwegian student and your landlord told you there's a secret room somewhere in the house...
Exam time comes and you decide to take a break and go looking for this hidden room. You head up to the attic and poke around. You find nothing. So you just hang out.
Until your friend accidentally pushes against something and the wall moves.
You head in and find a tiny space filled with things from WW2.
There's this sign that says (in a rough translation): "If you have a bad stomach, you do not have access."
An "alarm" made of a single lightbulb.
And there's an old map of Europe. You begin to wonder what exactly this space was for?
Of course, once these pics hit Reddit, you get some answers — it used to be a secret spot for printing newspapers.
As redditor /u/norwigga guessed correctly the room was used for pressing newspapers during the occupation, and they got most of their information from the BBC radio channel. They operated here in our attic from late December 1944 until Mars 1945, then they had to move after several investigations from Gestapo, who never managed to find the room. We found some writings on the wall which turned out to be different places in Poland, we are going with our guts and saying they were following the soviets march into Germany. One of the guys behind the newspaper, Åge Thorvaldsen was eventually captured by Gestapo and held captive in Grini until the end of the war.