Tagged: WW II

The Search for Thor

The things he carried 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....

Rønneberg dies

Resistance fighter best known for heavy water plant sabotage dead at 99 Aftenposten Joachim Holmboe Rønneberg was born Aug. 30, 1919, and died in his sleep on Oct. 21, 2018, at age 99. The...

An apology to “German Girls”

More than 70 years after WWII, Norway formally apologizes for treatment of those having wartime relations with Germans Staff compilation Norway’s government on Oct. 17, 2018, officially apologized to Norwegian women targeted for reprisals...

An interview with J. L. Oakley

Meet the author Christine Foster Meloni Washington Christine Foster Meloni: What sparked your interest in the Nazi occupation of Norway? J. L. Oakley: My interest in Norway actually goes back to a dream I...

The Jøssing Affair

Book review Christine Foster Meloni Washington We can often learn more from a well-researched and -written historical novel than from a scholarly book by an eminent historian. This is certainly the case with J....

Mina Aasen painting

Memories of Mina (part two)

Norwegian & American Women of Distinction Jill Beatty Daughters of Norway Feb. 3, 1945, was a glorious day for the “Angels of Bataan.” After three years of being POWs of the Japanese, the prisoners...

An atypical betrayal

Book review John Sealy’s The Betrayal of Norway, published this spring, is surprisingly less about Quisling in WWII than the historically fictional account of Captain Wilhelm Schmidt of the German occupation force, who arrived...

Memories of Mina (part one)

Norwegian & American Women of Distinction Jill Beatty Daughters of Norway They spent three years saving lives under the most horrific of circumstances. It wasn’t the assignment of adventure and travel to see the...

Search for Thor

The Search for Thor

Another archive dive begins 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....

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...