Polizeihäftlingslager (Police Prisoner Camp) Grini 1941-1945 and the Prisoner Mail by Erik
Lørdahl. 6 ¾ by 9 ½ inches, soft covers,
perfect bound, 48 pages, in English, War and Philabooks Ltd., Tårnåsen, Norway
2004. ISBN 82-995588-7-5, $16 plus $10 shipping to
resistance fighters, saboteurs, and other political prisoners who worked on
resistance or civil disturbances were imprisoned by the Germans in several
describes briefly the German camp organization and the prisoners’ internal
organization at Grini. Some of the other camps around
Lørdahl then discusses the handling of mail and parcels at Grini and presents an extensive table that categorizes various forms and stationery used in the camp with details of dimensions, paper color, period of use, and a rarity scale. Examples of each form are shown.
Administrative cachets, censor markings and other special labels and cachets are also listed. A few literature sources are given but many of the examples mentioned are from private collections. Text and illustrations are clear and nicely laid out.