Frontkjempernes selvfremstilling i etterkrigstiden. En analyse av Folk og Land og memoarlitteraturen på 1950 og 70-tallet
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This thesis is analysing the sources “Folk og Land” and the memoirbooks Frontkjemper (“Frontfighter”) written by Karl Holter in 1952 and Fra Finland til Kaukasus (“From Finland to Caucasus”) written by Frode Halle in 1972. “Folk og Land” was a newspaper for previous members of the national socialist party (NS), and the research is done for the periods 1949-1954 and 1971-1979. This analyse is researching how the self-representation of the Norwegian volunteers in the Waffen-SS was in this period. Did they write the same kind of story all these years, or did it change during the decades? There were some changes and differences between the 1950s and 1970s, but the most important things stayed the same during these years and I consider their self-representations as one story (grand narrative) in the post-war period. The most important themes in their self-representations were anonymity, comradeship and anticommunism. They also wrote that it was important for them with justice for their group which they thought was poorly treated after the legal purge in Norway after the Second World War.
PublisherThe University of Bergen
Subjectfrontkjempere folk og land ino østfronten frode halle karl holter waffen ss leningrad den norske legion regiment norge skijegerbataljonen division wiking fra finland til kaukasus stalingrad
- History 396
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