Remembering Vidkun Quisling, a puppet of Hitler

M G Singh By M G Singh, 9th Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Quisling was a Nazi sympathizer for long. He was installed by Hitler as leader of Norway during the Second World war.

Nazi Ruler of Norway

In a discussion at the United Services Club bar, a Colonel mentioned the name of Quisling. Frankly the gathering drinking beer had never heard of him. I however have an inquisitive mind and i thought to dig deeper. here is some information of a man who is considered a puppet of Adolf Hitler

In the English language one word has been coined after this name and is synonymous with a puppet and traitor.Quisling is a term used as a reference to fascist and collaborationist political leaders.
Quisling was a Norwegian leader who sided with Hitler during World war II. In 1940 Hitler turned his attention to an invasion of Norway. In a brilliant military operation he landed German troops at 5 places on the coast of Norway. Quisling who had headed the Norwegian National Socialist party immediately ordered on 23 April 1940 for all resistance to cease against the German invasion force. However the Norwegian army fought on despite the order by Quisling.
Subsequently Quisling visited Berlin and met Hitler. As a reward for his collaboration he was appointed Prime Minister of Norway in 1942. As the Prime Minister Quisling faithfully carried out all orders of Hitler and many members of the Norwegian resistance were shot dead on his orders. At that time Quisling became a most hated man in Norway.
Quisling had along history of being a sympathiser of the philosophy of Hitler and perhaps that was the reason he was blind to everything. During his time all political parties were banned and the Nazi party of Norway was declared the only political party.
In 1945 Quisling had realized that Germany and Hitler would lose the war and he tried to make overtures to the allies. But the past caught up with him and he was arrested in 1945 at the end of the war and put on trial as a traitor and collaborator of Hitler. Charges of murder were also framed against him. Quisling was held guilty and sentenced to death. He was executed by a firing squad on 24 October 1945.


Hitler, Nazi, Nazi Sympathiser, Norway, Vidkun Quisling

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
10th Nov 2011 (#)

I was married to a Norwegian many years ago and I can tell you that Quisling was the most despised man in all of Norwegian history.

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author avatar Buzz
10th Nov 2011 (#)

Another great lesson from history. Thanks for sharing, medan.

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author avatar M G Singh
11th Nov 2011 (#)

Thank you Buzz

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author avatar Funom Makama
10th Nov 2011 (#)

wow!~~~ Its nice reading this. This is the first time I am hearing of such a person~~~ Quisling.

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author avatar M G Singh
11th Nov 2011 (#)

Thanks. Glad you liked it

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