Tagged: WWII

June 7: why Norwegians honor it

Part 2 of the Ola Ljødal story, with connecting material by Barbara Rostad Ola Ljødal Moelv, Norway Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho The first significant June 7 in Norwegian history was over...

We are not forgotten: a WWII memoir

Excerpts from Ola Ljødal’s unpublished memoirs with connecting passages by Barbara Rostad Ola Ljødal Moelv, Norway Barbara K. Rostad Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho Imagine you’re 13 years old and trudging toward the police station...

On WWII in the North

Fire and Ice: Vincent Hunt’s history of WWII in northern Norway illuminates, if narrowly Michael Kleiner Philadelphia, Penn. I have always been fascinated and impressed with Norway’s role in World War II and the...

Tarnished Viking legacy reappraised

Since WWII Norway has been uneasy with its Viking past, but some are trying to reclaim it M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norwegians have historically been comfortable with their Viking legacy. They long gladly...

As the Wars Go By

Excerpts from Goat-Swamp Street Seven o’Clock, a perspective from 1930s Oslo to Seattle in 2015. Hvordan å evakuere / How to evacuate Odd Hauge Seattle, Wash. I was upset; dad woke me up early...

A searing tale from the north of Norway

Author Vincent Hunt talks about researching his book on the Nazis’ scorched earth campaign Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. It took a savvy Brit with stellar credentials to give voice to the harrowing but little-known...

As the Wars Go By: a WWII memoir

Excerpts from Goat-Swamp Street Seven o’Clock, a perspective from 1930s Oslo to Seattle in 2015. De som er forskjellige / Those who are different Odd Hauge Seattle, Wash. “Pretend that you don’t see them,”...

Continuing Voilestøl’s WWII mission

Granddaughters launch Kickstarter campaign to translate a Norwegian underground newspaper Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly During World War II, Norwegian political prisoner Olav Voilestøl wanted to assist the underground resistance movement any way he...