Friday, April 10, 2015

Mapping Norway's War Dead

Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang has mapped the 11,724 Norwegians killed during the Second World War. Her Døde Nordmennene Under Andre Verdenskrig uses the Mapbox platform to show the locations where Norwegians were killed during World War II.

Once you press the play button on the map the locations of Norwegians killed during the war are added to the map in chronological order. As the war dead are added to the map the map side-bar updates with important events that occurred during the current time-line.

You can select any of the markers on the map to learn more about the individual Norwegian who died, including their name and photograph. The time-line above the map shows the frequency of deaths over time. Note the huge spike in the frequency of deaths in November 1942 after 767 Norwegian Jews were shipped to Auschwitz.

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