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Helga Arntzen CV

Founder of Travel for Peace
Founder of White Buses to Auschwitz.

Born 1.11.42 in Heidelberg
Lived in Heidelberg from 1942-1948 and 1953-1965 (including moving to Weinheim, Frankfurt and Schriesheim)
Lived in East- Berlin 1948-1953
Married 1962
Moved to Norway 1965
Lived in Moss, Dikemark, Florø, Hasvik, Nittedal, Laudal, Risør
Divorced 1977
Mother to three children
Grandmother to seven children
Great-grandmother to one child

Education

* 1948-1956 Primary school in Berlin, Schriesheim, Weinheim, Heidelberg - 8 years
* 1957-1960 Vocational school - 3 years
* 1961 Course in nursing
* 1989 Exam, Drotningborg Trade school
* 2006 Holocaust and Humanity in a historical and current perspective, Vestfold College (30 credits)

Working experience

* 1957-1960 Apprentice, Schnellpressenfabrik AG Heidelberg.
*1960-1961 Office Assistant, Schnellpressenfabrik AG Heidelberg
* 1961-1962 Office Assistant in her father’s business
* 1961 Nurse, Heidelberg and Moss
* 1962-1965 Office Assistant, Schnellpressenfabrik AG Heidelberg
* 1970-1976 Office Secretary, local and og private medical practice
* 1977 Industrial worker, Electronically Bureau in Risør
* 1977-1978 Office Assistant, Risør School office (vicariate)
* 1980-1984 Office Assistant, Risør Vocational school, part-time (1/3)
* 1981-1985 Office Assistant, Risør Culture office, part-time (½ )
*1980-1985 Cleaner, Electronically Bureau and Risør Vocational
* 9 years as a translator, trade correspondence Norwegian/German
* 1982-1994 Independent business-woman, Risør
* 1985-1987 Hostess, Stangholmen restaurant, summer
* 1992- 1998 Founded White buses to Auschwitz. General manager from 1994
* 1998- Founded Travel for Peace

Organization and Board participation

* Red Cross Youth organization ,Risør,
* Started Future in our hands local,Risør, leader
* Started Amnesty International, Risør, leader
* Started Save the children, Risør, leader
* Association Norden, Risør,
* Aust-Agder Housewife association
* Risør Housewife association
* Started resource-group against drugs, Risør, leader
* Started Sutukobas friends 1982, Chairman/board member since then
* Chairman White Buses to Auschwitz from 1992, General manager 1994-1998
* Chairman Travel for Peace 1998 –2009

Awards

Risør Rotary Club 7. juni 1993: Because of her dedication to Sutukobas Friends, Amnesty International and White Buses to Auschwitz

Lions Club Risør 1993: Because of her dedication to Sutukobas Friends, Amnesty International and White Buses to Auschwitz

Freedom of Speach Honor Award 16. september 1994
Honor award from the Association for political prisoners 1940-45 i 1997
Zonta-prisen in 1997
Honor award from Vest-Agder War-injured Association 2002
Ribbon of HM The King's Medal of Merit, Norwegian civilian medal, 2006

Top10
Helga got the award Top10 in 2007. The goal of Top10 is to illuminate the competence and commitment that exists among international men and women, and recognize role models.