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Saturday, October 24, 2015


            70 years ago on this date, October 24, 1945, Vidkun Quisling was shot by a firing squad for treason. I will post information about this Norwegian Nazi from Wikipedia and other links.

Norwegian Minister-President Vidkun Quisling in civilian clothes.

In office
1 February 1942 – 9 May 1945
Serving with Reichskommissar Josef Terboven
In office
Prime Minister
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Personal details
Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling
18 July 1887
Fyresdal, Telemark, Norway
24 October 1945 (aged 58)
Akershus Fortress, Oslo, Norway
Political party
Other political
  • Fatherland League (1930–31)
  • Alexandra Andreevna Voronina
  • Maria Vasilijevna Quisling (disputed)
  • Lutheranism
  • Universism
Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling (Norwegian: ʋɪdkʉn ˈkʋɪʃlɪŋ]  18 July 1887 – 24 October 1945) was a Norwegian military officer and politician, mostly known as nominal head of government of Norway during German occupation.

Quisling first came to international prominence as a close collaborator of Fridtjof Nansen, organizing humanitarian relief during the Russian famine of 1921 in Ukraine. He was posted as a Norwegian diplomat to the Soviet Union, and for some time also managed British diplomatic affairs there. He returned to Norway in 1929, and served as Minister of Defence in the governments of Peder Kolstad (1931–32) and Jens Hundseid (1932–33), representing the Farmers' Party. Although Quisling achieved some popularity after his attacks on the political left, his party failed to win any seats in the Storting and was little more than peripheral in 1940. On 9 April 1940, with the German invasion of Norway in progress, he attempted to seize power in the world's first radio-broadcast coup d'état, but failed after the Germans refused to support his government.

From 1942 to 1945 he served as Minister-President, heading the Norwegian state administration jointly with the German civilian administrator Josef Terboven. His pro-Nazi puppet government, known as the Quisling regime, was dominated by ministers from Nasjonal Samling, the party he founded in 1933. The collaborationist government participated in Germany's Final Solution. Quisling was put on trial during the legal purge in Norway after World War II and found guilty of charges including embezzlement, murder and high treason. He was executed by firing squad at Akershus Fortress, Oslo, on 24 October 1945. The word quisling has since become a synonym for collaborationist, an allusion to the very poor light in which Quisling's actions were seen both at the time and after his death.


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