Around Christmas last year, Sondre Nylund bought an attic with stalls above his apartment in Wergeland in Bergen. When he decided this week to renovate the apartment building’s dry loft, he discovered something incredible.
Inside the attic, he found a hidden entrance to a small room that seemed to be from the old days. The door closed the room completely so that it could not be seen from the outside.
Hunting for treasure in the attic
The bunker behind the knee wall is still intact and contains items as if they were abandoned yesterday. But everything is dusty and bears the mark of untouched for a long time.
– When I crawled into the secret room, another world opened up, says the owner of the house eagerly.
From the small opening into the room, you see several objects on the floor. The secluded room is dark and dusty. It is so small that you have to crawl on all fours. It contains artifacts that may have originated from World War II.
At the bottom, the bed is hidden in the form of a small straw mattress on the floor. The wall behind the mattress is covered with cardboard. Art, photos and decorations hang on the wall. The shelf is raised with thin threads. The shelf is hinged and can be folded down. The room is full of hidden treasures.
– I found cartridges, drinking bottles, bandages, board games and newspapers dating back to 1942, apparently bearing German propaganda. Poinsettia and Christmas card dated 1941. Homeowner says and crossword puzzle where all is solved.
Now he’s curious about what this could mean.
– Perhaps a resistance person was hiding here based on the size and layout of the room. Hence it is very interesting to try to find out who this hero is, says Nylund.
Sondre also found a calendar dating from 1945. It is dark green, small and dusty. Inside, many poems and notes were written. The notes may appear to belong to someone by name Henning. This name must be repeated on many objects.
Who is Henning?
Sundry volatility. “the seventh sense. Diary 1945 ». On the first page there is a full handwritten name. first name is Henning. The surname is difficult to decipher, but it may seem that it begins with the letter B.
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Initials HB It is repeated on many items, including a handmade Christmas card from 1941. Sondre also found the poinsettia.
Can anyone really celebrate Christmas under these circumstances? Alone in a dry little loft in an apartment block in Bergen in 1941?
There are several indications that Henning may have stayed in this rough attic for several years. but why? and who is he? And what did he do in this hidden living room?
– Henning is not known yet. But he is the owner of this diary. Perhaps Henning was a sailor. Nylund says there are decorations with ports hanging on the wall inside the room and he has written poems about the sea.
This is an excerpt from the poem in the calendar:
The largest ship on earth plowed the blue wave. In the south as in the countries of the north, but no one has to. Travel from England for steam and full sails. And high against the sky, towering over the soft mirrors of the sea.
Hoping to get answers
Now Sundry hopes to find an answer to this puzzle.
– I’m curious if anyone knows anything about this. Perhaps someone knows Henning of the diary, or knows more about whether this was a hunt for resistance fighters, he says.
TV 2 can confirm that the close relatives of the one who owned the house during the war belonged to it Melorg, Military Resistance Organization in Norway.
Many objects were dated between 1942-1945. Is it possible that Henning hid in the room during the war? Nylund thinks it is important and exciting to find answers.
– I want to know who this person was in order to get to know the person who stayed here better. It really is indescribable. Trying to understand what I felt for this person, says the homeowner.
The property itself was built in 1936 and put into use on January 1, 1937. Sondre also explains that there was accommodation in some rooms in the attic in the 1970s and ’80s, and it seems odd that no one has found out yet.
– That’s what’s a bit strange. Because it was opened here. But it didn’t seem as if anyone was inside and recorded what this room actually contained. So maybe it’s time!
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Here you can see more of the things in Sondre’s attic:
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