In 1940 and shortly after the beginning of World War II, the resistance against the Nazi regime began in Norway. Up until the German capitulation in Europe at the beginning of May 1945, Noway was under Nazi-German control.
Norwegian resistance took many forms during the occupation, the government was able to escape capture after the initial defense in Southern Norway and soon after that, legitimacy was finally asserted in the form of commando raids, sabotage, assassinations, and civil disobedience, as well as unarmed resistance.
Evidently, everyone who dared to join the resistance was punished severely and unfortunately, the dad of Tor Ekeland was among those people. Tor is a lawyer based in Brooklyn, New York who was kind enough to share the captivating story of the lessons his dad leaned while in Gestapo captivity, as a member of the Norwegian Resistance.