A luncheon for the Krigsseilere

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. On Sunday, May 31, a stellar luncheon was held in honor of two exceptional men, Krigsseilere (Norwegian War Sailors) Karl Aksel Andresen and another man who prefers to remain anonymous. It was hosted by the Consul General of Norway, Elin Bergithe Rognlie, in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII, and held in her beautiful home. I was one of the lucky 12 who attended. Even though most of the conversation was in Norwegian, which I barely understand, one could not misunderstand what was being said due to the reaction of the guests—engaged, silent, surprised, and sympathetic—as the men’s stories unfolded to recount what can only be described as an extraordinary
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