A Study in Treachery
Author: Hans Fredrik Dahl
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521496971
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 452
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A 1999 biography of the notorious wartime Norwegian leader, Vidkun Quisling, whose name is still used as a synonym for 'traitor'.

Reign of the Quisling-Rodents

Author: Ngolle-Metuge
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9956578029
Category: Poetry
Page: 54
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How else does the ramified phenomenon of greed (corruption, nepotism, extreme self-aggrandizement, megalomaniac tendencies etc) become nefarious to both the physical and mental worlds of a people either individually or collectively? It brings about a retrogressing, catabatic state in their evolution in both regards, eating back into the socio-economic and political set up of a given society as well as unquestionably impairing the mindset of its people. Reign of the Quisling-Rodents tells of the gradual bane of a society to perdition which is not so much due to its dehumanizing physical quality as it is to a collective consciousness which is rooted in apocalyptic rapacity. It delves into the tenebrous mindset of a generation, moving from the metal holocaust that greed engenders to its actual physical manifestation as seen in the various situational anathemas which many of the poems lament. The bottom line of all that the mind and the physical being suffer is an irreparably worsted governance.

In Quisling's Shadow

The Memoirs of Vidkun Quisling's First Wife, Alexandra
Author: Kirsten A. Seaver,Alexandra Yourieff,W. George Yourieff
Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
ISBN: 0817948333
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 484
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Alexandra Andreevna Voronine Yourieff, wife of Vidkun Quisling, reveals firsthand in this detailed memoir the tragedy, betrayals, misunderstandings, and happiness of her fascinating life. Not just a tale of saints and sinners, but of three people—Alexandra, Quisling, and his second wife, Maria—whose fates were intertwined under the extreme conditions created by revolution, war, and famine in Russia. She discloses every particular of her long and tumultuous life, from her happy early childhood on the Crimean peninsula thorough the horrors of the revolution, her marriage to Quisling and his ultimate betrayals of both her and his country, to her later life in France and California.


Author: Oddvar K. Hoidal
Publisher: Universitetsforlaget
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 913
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This book is the first comprehensive political biography of Vidkun Quisling, whose name became an eponym for "traitor" as a result of the notoriety he gained from his collaboration with the Germans during World War II. Despite the recognition his name evokes, Quisling has remained a mystery. Hoidal places his life in historical context in order to better understand his actions as a collaborator, and focuses in particular on the details of his position in Norwegian politics, providing new information on Quisling's party, National Union (Nasjonal Samling).

Quisling, Rosenberg und Terboven

zur Vorgeschichte und Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Revolution in Norwegen
Author: Hans-Dietrich Loock
Publisher: N.A
Category: Norway
Page: 587
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Folklore Fights the Nazis

Humor in Occupied Norway, 1940–1945
Author: Kathleen Stokker
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299154431
Category: Social Science
Page: 280
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Armed with jokes, puns, and cartoons, Norwegians tried to keep their spirits high and foster the Resistance by poking fun at the occupying Germans during World War II. Despite a 1942 ordinance mandating death for the ridicule of Nazi soldiers, Norwegians attacked the occupying Nazis and their Norwegian collaborators by means of anecdotes, quips, insinuating personal ads, children’s stories, Christmas cards, mock postage stamps, and symbolic clothing. In relating this dramatic story, Kathleen Stokker draws upon her many interviews with survivors of the Occupation and upon the archives of the Norwegian Resistance Museum and the University of Oslo. Central to the book are four “joke notebooks” kept by women ranging in age from eleven to thirty, who found sufficient meaning in this humor to risk recording and preserving it. Stokker also cites details from wartime diaries of three other women from East, West, and North Norway. Placing the joking in historical, cultural, and psychological context, Stokker demonstrates how this seemingly frivolous humor in fact contributed to the development of a resistance mentality among an initially confused, paralyzed, and dispirited population, stunned by the German invasion of their neutral country. For this paperback edition, Stokker has added a new preface offering a comparative view of resistance through humor in neighboring Denmark.

Reichskommissariat Norwegen

»Nationalsozialistische Neuordnung« und Kriegswirtschaft
Author: Robert Bohn
Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag
ISBN: 348659608X
Category: History
Page: 518
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Robert Bohn analysiert die deutsche Besatzungspolitik in Norwegen von 1940 bis 1945 erstmals auf der Basis aller verfügbaren Akten. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die Machtstruktur in der Behörde des Reichskommissars Terboven und deren Auseinandersetzung mit den norwegischen und deutschen zivilen und militärischen Stellen sowie die politischen und wirtschaftlichen Neuordnungsbestrebungen. Ferner analysiert Bohn die wehrwirtschaftlichen Vorhaben der Wehrmacht und die Kollaboration der norwegischen Wirtschaft. Aus der Presse: "Bohns überzeugendes Buch bricht mit liebgewordenen Tabus, ohne je in den Verdacht der Apologie zu geraten. Es informiert übersichtlich und mit zahlreichen Diagrammen, Tabellen und Tafeln." Bernd Jürgen Wendt, in: FAZ vom 10.2.2001 "Die spannend geschriebene, auch für den wirtschaftlichen Laien verständlicheArbeit stützt sich neben der Auswertung der einschlägigen Literatur auf einen ausgesprochen breiten Quellenbestand in deutschen und norwegischen Archiven." Martin Moll, in: Militärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift 61/2002

Links und frei

Mein Weg 1930 - 1950
Author: Willy Brandt
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455850391
Category: Political Science
Page: 496
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Die bewegende Autobiographie eines der bedeutendsten Politiker unseres Landes: Willy Brandt berichtet von den wichtigsten Stationen seines Lebenswegs in den dreißiger und vierziger Jahren, die ihn unter anderem ins skandinavische Exil führten - ein eindrucksvolles Dokument deutscher Zeitgeschichte. Das persönlichste Buch Willy Brandts schildert dessen Werdegang der frühen Jahre: die Jugendzeit in Lübeck, die mit dem Zusammenbruch der ersten deutschen Demokratie und dem erzwungenen Exil für den noch nicht Zwanzigjährigen ihr Ende fand; die Jahre bis zum Kriegsausbruch, in denen der junge Linkssozialist Aufgaben in Oslo, Paris, Berlin und Barcelona wahrzunehmen hatte; die Fortsetzung des politischen und publizistischen Widerstands im skandinavischen Exil bis zum Kriegsende; und schließlich - nach der Rückkehr in die Heimat - die Übernahme politischer Verantwortung in der wiedererstandenen SPD. Ein anschaulicher Bericht darüber, wie Grundüberzeugungen entstanden, die das Leben eines großen Staatsmanns prägten.

Charisma and Fascism

Author: Antonio Costa Pinto,Roger Eatwell,Stein Ugelvik Larsen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317834534
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
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Fascism remains a topic that fascinates both academic and general audiences. This is the first book to look systematically at the leaders of fascism and related movements in the inter-war era. It shows how fascist leaders came to personify their movements and why the Führeprinzip was applied in all fascist organizations. It also explains how fascist leadership was of a very particular kind: It was almost unlimited in political discipline and required complete subordination. The legitimacy was based on a very vague notion of 'the organic unity of the state and the people', giving the leaders competence to rule without accountability to a party organization or state bodies. Thus, we can observe in all fascist parties/movements a practical form of leadership where policies of 'split and rule' were common in absence of principles of representation and opposition feedbacks. The fascist führer was the leader, the party, the ideology - and when in power: the state itself. This book was previously published as a special issue of Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions.

The Purge of Dutch Quislings

Emergency Justice in the Netherlands
Author: Henry L. Mason
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401195323
Category: History
Page: 199
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This study is based on research which I conducted in the Netherlands in 1948 and 1949. In addition, I was able to rely on experiences and impressions of the 1944-1946 period, when I was stationed in the Low Countries as a United States Army Military Intelligence Officer. In my description of Dutch purge measures I have attempte~ to be as unbiased a judge as possible; whenever I was unable to arrive at a definite conclusion I con tented myself with describing the opposing points of view. I am quite aware that this attitude of "neutrality" may be criticized, not only by many ex-Resistance men who have become dis gusted with the alleged softness of the purge, but also by many others who appear equally dismayed about its severity. For purposes of comparison, readers who are familiar with action against collaborators in other countries - such as France, Italy, or the Balkans - may note that the Dutch purge was not dominated by considerations of party politics. All Dutchme- employers and workers, Protestants and Catholics, Conservatives and Socialists - had been united in their resistance against the enemy. Consequently, disagreements about purge measures did not follow class, religious, or party lines. The few Dutch Commu nists had never been able to dominate the Resistance; neither were they able to exploit the purge for their purposes. Thus, in Holland problems of collaboration and purge could be studied in their purest form, without consideration of other factors.

Members of Nasjonal Samling

Vidkun Quisling, Knut Rod, Christian Leden, Charles Hoff, Tryggve Gran, Rolf Jacobsen, Ragnar Skancke, Edvard Sylou-Creut
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230539140
Page: 46
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 44. Chapters: Vidkun Quisling, Knut Rod, Christian Leden, Charles Hoff, Tryggve Gran, Rolf Jacobsen, Ragnar Skancke, Edvard Sylou-Creutz, Kjeld Stub Irgens, Christian Sinding, Roald Dysthe, Harald Damsleth, Karl Marthinsen, Gunvald Tomstad, Albin Eines, Carl Bodtker, Alf Whist, Johannes Kringlebotn, Sverre Krogh, Finn Storen, Henry Rinnan, Finn Thrana, Wilhelm Frimann Koren Christie, Gustav Berg-Jaeger, Erling Olsen, Odd Erling Melsom, Albert Wiesener, Andreas Hanssen, Kare Rein, Olav Steinnes, Johan Bernhard Hjort, Jonas Lie, Eyvind Mehle, Sverre Riisnaes, Harald Saue, Konrad Sundlo, Marie Hamsun, Per Imerslund, Peder E. Vorum, Finn Kjelstrup, Gustav Smedal, Einar Grill Fasting, Cally Monrad, Axel Heiberg Stang, Mikal Sylten, Egil Olbjorn, Odd Fossum, Lars Hasvold, Kristian Orud, Jorgen Nordvik, Marcelius Haga, Adolf Hoel, Rolf Jorgen Fuglesang, John Thronsen, Reidar Haaland, Egil Reichborn-Kjennerud, Thorvald Thronsen, Per Reidarson, Leif Sinding, Albert Viljam Hagelin, Jens Hundseid, Anders Beggerud, Eivind Blehr, Johan Andreas Lippestad, Gulbrand Lunde, Tormod Kristoffer Hustad, Halldis Neegaard Ostbye, Frederik Prytz, Ragnvald Hvoslef, Thorstein John Ohnstad Fretheim. Excerpt: Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonsson Quisling (Norwegian: 18 July 1887 - 24 October 1945) was a Norwegian politician. On 9 April 1940, with the German invasion of Norway in progress, he seized power in a Nazi-backed coup d'etat that garnered him international infamy. From 1942 to 1945 he served as Minister-President, working with the occupying forces. His government, known as the Quisling regime, was dominated by ministers from Nasjonal Samling, the party he had founded in 1933. The collaborationist government participated in Germany's Final Solution. Quisling was put on trial during the post-war legal purge in Norway and found guilty of.

A Stand Against Tyranny

Norway's Physicians and the Nazis
Author: Maynard M. Cohen
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814329344
Category: History
Page: 326
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While many citizens participated on the Resistance, the role of Norway's physicians was central to its efforts. This book retells the dramatic history of Norway's physicians during the Nazi occupation - of their valour, dedication and irreplaceable contribution to their nation's liberation.

Neutralität und totalitäre Aggression

Nordeuropa und die Grossmächte im Zweiten Weltkrieg
Author: Robert Bohn
Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag
ISBN: 9783515058872
Category: History
Page: 435
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Vom 25.-27. April 1990 fand in der Akademie Sankelmark bei Flensburg ein internationales historisches Symposium aus Anlaa des 50. Jahrestages des deutschen Uberfalls auf Danemark und Norwegen statt. Die Tagung, auf der 27 Referenten die wesentlichen Aspekte des Krieges im Norden untersuchten, wurde von den Lehstuehlen fuer Nordische und Neuere und Neueste Geschichte der Universitat Kiel organisiert. "Mit der Fuelle der Informationen zeigt sich von neuem, wie fruchtbar es sein kann, wenn historische Tagungen sich auf ein eng umgrenztes Thema beschranken. Der einzelne Forscher erreicht eine solche Komplexitat der Darstellung in der Regel nicht." Neue Politische Literatur "Diese Veroffentlichung wird die weitere Diskussion befruchten. Sie ladt zu vertiefenden Studien auf vielen Feldern ein und wird zu neuen Fragestellungen anregen." Zs. d. Gesell. f. Schleswig-Holst. Geschichte Aus dem Inhalt: I. Der politische Faktor Mit Beitragen von: J. Weibull, P. Salomon, H. Rebas II. Der militarische Faktor Mit Beitragen von: H.-M. Ottmer, M. Skodvin, T. Munch-Petersen, T. Ropsdorff, M. Salewski III. Errichtung der Fremdherrschaft Mit Beitragen von: R. Bohn, H. Paulsen, A. Lang, H. F. Dahl IV. Krieg und Politik Mit Beitragen von: T. Magnusson, J. Elvert, E. Lorenz, K. Juergensen V. Krieg und Wirtschaftsinteressen Mit Beitragen von: F. Petrick, C. Wohlert, M. Fritz VI. Besatzungspolitik und Besatzungsrealitat Mit Beitragen von: T. Halvorsen, K. Ottosen, H. Poulsen, A. Trommer, H. S. Kristensen, M. Engelbrecht.

A History of Political Trials

From Charles I to Saddam Hussein
Author: John Laughland
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781906165000
Category: History
Page: 315
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The modern use of international tribunals to try heads of state for genocide and crimes against humanity is often considered a positive development. Many people think that the establishment of special courts to prosecute notorious dictators represents a triumph of law over impunity. In "A History of Political Trials," John Laughland takes a very different and controversial view. He shows that trials of heads of state are in fact not new, and that previous trials throughout history have themselves violated the law and due process. It is the historical account which carries the argument. By examining trials of heads of state and government throughout history - figures as different as Charles I, Louis XVI, Erich Honecker, and Saddam Hussein - Laughland shows that modern trials of heads of state have ugly historical precedents. In their different ways, all the trials he describes were marked by arbitrariness and injustice, and many were gross exercises in hypocrisy. Political trials, he finds, are only the continuation of war by other means. With short and easy chapters, but the fruit of formidable erudition and wide reading, this book will force the general reader to re-examine prevailing opinions of this subject.