occupy norway

Recalled Nazi propaganda celebrating the conquest of Stalingrad.

In late 1942, the Nazi propaganda department was preparing for the fall of Stalingrad. They planned to spin it as the final German victory, leaving just some light mopping up before the war was won. Every newspaper in Germany and the occupied countries had been given a list of celebratory headlines. They were just waiting for the green light.

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Pictured above is the Norwegian prime minister during world war 2, Vidkun Abraham Lauritz Jonssøn Quisling. In 1940, after the German invasion he wished to be the prime minister, and hence he is the first in history to have tried a coupe d’etat over radio. This didn’t go very well, as the Germans didn’t support him at the time. He came back in 1942, supported by the Germans and got the title of minister-president, a title he shared with the german administrator of the occupied Norway. 

After the war, in 1945, Quisling, along with two other Nazi-sympathizers that were vital to the german regime were sentenced to death by firing squad. He was found guilty of treason.

The documents pictured above are the documents from his trial, these include witness-statements, the state prosecutor’s lecture etc. These were only printed in a small circulation of 30-40 prints.