Synne Corell is a historian with a Ph.D. from the University of Oslo in 2010. She has been employed at the The Norwegian Center for Holocaust and Minority Studies since 2017. Corell is particularly interested in minority history with an emphasis on Jewish history and the relationship between memory and history.
Synne is currently working on completing a book on the confiscation of Jewish property during the occupation, a general story about the Holocaust in Norway seen through the prism of the material, with the title “Lividasjonen” (The Destruction). The book will be published in the autumn of 2021.
Synne Correll has previously published «The aftermath of the war. The history of occupation in Norwegian history books », Scandinavian Academic Press, 2010. The book is a critical look at war historians, where three major historical works on Norwegian history about the Second World War in particular have been carefully examined: Sverre Steen (Norwegian War, 1947-1950); Magne Skodvin (Norway at War, 1984-1987); and Hans Fredrik Dahl, Øystein Sørensen, and others (Norwegian War Lexicon 1940-1945, 1995). Corell has examined the language of historians, their tools for communication, what they emphasize and what they do not emphasize, and what can be characterized as the “patriotic memory culture”. Among the themes is that the fate of the Jews has tended to be considered a “detail” in the big picture, and the view of the Communists’ efforts has largely not changed from the first war historians to the last. In an interview, Corell stated that “Once one story is established, other things may be disguised. The language can be used to dig out this. ” (Source: Wikipedia)