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Resistance When the German occupation of Norway ended in April 1945, those who had willingly worked for the occupation power was arrested. Most of them were middle-class people and they were sent to farms to do menial work. (One has to add the farmers too was willing to sell Their products to the enemy.) Only a handful of Nazis were shot among them Was Quisling and a few others. There was no mass- shooting of the enemy and the traitors, on the whole, it was rather a mild affair. For the workers the new peace meant redundancy as all construction works the occupants had undertaken came to an abrupt halt. I write this because there is in the national psyche of the Norwegian to be a bit right-wing and haters of foreigners especially those of Arabic heritage Furthermore, Norway has never faced up to the past of a war where only a few resisted. The people with a fascistic mindset are in power today It is sad but what can a sailor do? The only exception is the merchant seamen every ten of them died during the conflict, and when they came home were told how lucky they had been avoiding the war.

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