On the 22nd of July 2011, 69 young people were killed at a summer camp on the island of Utøya in Norway. The camp was organized by the Worker’s Youth League, Norway’s largest political youth organization and is affiliated with the Norwegian Labour Party. The massacre was carried out by the right-wing extremist terrorist Anders Behring Breivik dressed as a police officer. He shot and killed 69 people on the island, and wounded 66 other.
Around 500 survived the massacre, of whom many were badly wounded. More than half of the survivors were children and youths under the age of 18. They have returned to their daily lives now. They go to school, they hang out with friends and they fall in love. They go to bed every night and look at them selves in the mirror in the morning. But something has changed. The young survivors will live on with their scars — both visible and mental — many of which may never fully heal.
(The project is published as a book called “En dag i historien” by Pax)