Tagged: WWII

Arendal shows rare WWII art paintings

The 100-some work collection gives insight into art life in occupied Norway Manisha Choudhari & Michael Sandelson The Foreigner The exhibition takes place in the 75th year following Nazi Germany’s invasion and occupation of...

Auschwitz survivor “had no hatred”

Israel’s Raphael Schutz recalls meeting Samuel Steinmann, in a time when anti-Semitism is again on the rise Michael Sandelson & Sarah Bostock The Foreigner Samuel Steinmann died one week before the 70th anniversary of...

NSB absent from WWII exhibition

Norway’s railway missed the railway museum event with information on its dealings with Nazis Michael Sandelson The Foreigner The exhibition, which was inaugurated on May 8, occurs in the year commemorating both the April...

Looking back on WWII’s beginning

The day that WWII started for Norway: Commemoration held at Oscarsborg Bjørn Olsen Skien, Norway It was here that it happened, when the Norwegian people experienced the beginning of the Second World War. Early...

The Princess and the President

Scott Larsen New Westminster, B.C. There was once a woman in a U.S. president’s life. But not just any woman: a Norwegian princess. The princess was Crown Princess Martha of Norway, and the president...

Gegen Engeland: A WWII memoir

From occupied Norway to England’s Navy, one young man’s wartime experiences Harald Hansen Mountain Home, Ark. It was now two years since Germany attacked Norway. Two other young boys and I were at that...

Uncle Asbjørn

This is the story of the sinking of SS El Lago and the circumstances regarding the death of my mother’s brother, Asbjørn Magnus Koppen, age 22. At the time of the German occupation of...

The war years on Fedje, part two

Jon Lind Fedje, because of its western location, was a popular point of departure for people wanting to flee to England, either because they were sought by the Germans or because they just wanted...

The war years on Fedje

Jon Lind I was only three years old when the war ended. What I am going to relate I was told by others, mostly my mother and father. I am told that German soldiers...