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Norway apologises over Holocaust

Norway has apologised for the arrest and deportation of Jews during the Second World War.

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg says it is time the nation acknowledges that politicians and other Norwegians took part and expresses "our deep regrets that this could have happened on Norwegian soil".

During the war, 772 Norwegian Jews and Jewish refugees were deported to Germany. Only 34 survived.

Stoltenberg spoke at a ceremony in Oslo marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was also attended by the last surviving Jew in a group of 532 who were deported from Norway in 1942.

Norway was invaded by Nazi Germany in April 1940. The occupation lasted five years.

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