Harstad Tidende (newspaper) 11 September 1942:
Contact with prisoners of war prohibited
Recently there have been cases where Norwegian citizens have assisted Russian prisoners of war in their escape from POW camps, and have provided them with food and shelter. There have also been occurrences where Norwegian citizens have attempted to give Russian POWs food while they have been marching from their camps to their workplace.
With reference to earlier announcements and warnings posted by the POW camps, it is again warned that any person who in any way whatsoever attempts to contact prisoners by for example speaking to them, giving them food or similar, will be subjected to the most severe punishment.
Chief Constable of Senja district, 27 August 1942
Alf H. Lian
Acting Chief Constable