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Long Norwegian Night A WWII Resistance Fighter's Life in Nazi Camps

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ISBN-10: 1484032446

ISBN-13: 9781484032442

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kaare Bolgen

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O.M. Magnussen of the WWII Norwegian resistance is picked up by the Gestapo (the Nazis took over Norway in 1940) in '41 and endures three prisons and two concentration camps. He secretly records prison life in notes and drawings, smuggled out after his release in '45, which he expands into the narrative, Vi Ventet (We Are Waiting) under his prison name. In 2005, an English interpretation of the narrative entitled The Long Norwegian Night by Kaare Bolgen, a childhood friend of Magnussen's, is found in Mr. Bolgen's papers after his death (Bolgen emigrated to the U.S. in the 1930s). His account traces the physical and psychological levels of Magnussen's survival and meticulously observes the…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 4/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Kaare A. Bolgen (1908-2005) was born in Oslo, Norway where he lived until he was 9 when he moved to Rjukan, Telemark, Norway, and was a good friend of Odd M. Magnussen's. Rjukan was a rich indelible time for him in developing a deep appreciation of nature, the arts and sciences, as well as offering many possibilities of self-expression. He spoke of Rjukan often as being a major influence in his life. In the late 1930s he left Norway and lived on Vancouver Island, Canada, before moving to the States to Seattle, Washington where he studied at the University of Washington. A man of many talents, he was particularly gifted in teaching and playing all the string instruments. In 1940, his book,…