Tagged: World War II

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...

The Search for Thor

The Search for Thor

More missing records by Randi Millman-Brown Thor Jensen, 36, moves from Oslo to Hammerfest. He is promoted to bank manager, becomes engaged, and takes a one-month hiking trip through occupied Finnmark in 1941. By...

Hammerfest

The Search for Thor

Hammerfest by Randi Millman-Brown Hammerfest was the next destination on my journey to find out what happened to my great-uncle Thor Jensen. Thor moved to Hammerfest in December 1940, after accepting the position of...

Hidden Fires shines brightly

Norwegian American Kirk Kjeldsen’s non-fiction turned novel is a fitting memorial to heroes whose lights shine in dark times Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Kirk Kjeldsen’s inspiration for this novel was his great-grandfather’s brother,...

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....