Tagged: Vidkun Quisling

Quisling is executed

The making of a Norwegian traitor

Part four of four: Quisling is executed, but his name lives on in infamy Alianna Boszhardt Washington During the Nazi invasion of Norway, Quisling seized upon the confusion and broadcast his plan for cooperation...

Quisling

The making of a Norwegian traitor

Part three of four: Vidkun betrays Norway and Quisling enters the lexicon Alianna Boszhardt Washington It was Winston Churchill who first used the name Quisling to mean traitor, in his public address following the...

Nasjonal Samling

The making of a Norwegian traitor

Part two of four: Nasjonal Samling rises Alianna Boszhardt Washington Norway in the 1930s was experiencing many of the same issues as other countries. The depression had hit worldwide in 1929 and blame for...

Vidkun Quisling

The making of a Norwegian traitor

Part one of four: What’s in a name? Alianna Boszhardt Washington For those growing up post World War II, the peculiar Norwegian name Quisling was often used as a synonym for traitor, specifically against...

Norway honors writer Hamsun with mixed feelings

  OSLO: Some 15 years ago, sculptor Skule Waksvik started work on a statue of 1920 Nobel Literature Prize winner Knut Hamsun, a Norwegian admired by his countrymen for his writing — and despised for...