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JUNE 1941

 Day Description  Notes
Bergen – Erling Marthinsson sentenced to death for attempting to escape to England. Later, he did manage to escape.
Circular letter to all priests warning against new text book.
Bergen – Night attack by British bombers.
Controversial Milorg report sent to King Haakon in which; “Domestic control” was bone of contention.
Oslo: The Justice Department proclaims that workers who join the SS are guaranteed against unemployment. Full wages during their absence are also guaranteed.
The first civilian prisoners, 150 men, arrive at Grini Grini
Terboven summoned the leaders of the organizations who had signed the May 15 letter. Five were arrested, many were fired and replaced by NS members but the LO (TUC) was spared
Oslo – Leaders of the civilian resistance movement meet – ‘Kretsen’ formed to replace ‘R’Group. Grimelund meeting
Curfew imposed in major Norwegian towns.
Germany attacks USSR – German action in Norway against communists – many leaders arrested.
Ålesund – 70 men arrested as hostages for sons who had fled to England. Huge demonstration as the men were driven to pier for embarkation to a destination and a fate unknown.
Jews arrested in Oslo, Harstad, Narvik and Tromsø. Most of them were released but anti-Semite campaign gained strength.
Oslo: Harald Grieg, Francis Bull, Jens P. Heyerdahl and J Sejersted Bødtker – all directors of the National Theater – arrested.
Norwegian volunteers in SS Regiments in battle against Russians.
Hitler approves establishment of special Norwegian Legion to fight for Germany against Russia.
Letter from TUC to Terboven – “Release the arrested Union members.”
  1941  /  Timeline  /  Last Updated December 3, 2013 by Geronimo Gando  / 


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