Gulbrand Lunde

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Gulbrand Oscar Johan Lunde (14 September 1901, Bergen - 26 October 1942) was a Norwegian councillor of state in the NS government of Vidkun Quisling in 1940, acting councillor of state 1940-1941 and minister 1941-1942.[1][2] Lunde and wife Marie died when his car fell off the ferry dock at Våge, between Ålesund and Åndalsnes. The incident was investigated because sabotage was suspected, but the conclusion was that it was merely an accident.[3] The 2012 biography by Arntsen and Harestad does however conclude that accident was staged by the German occupants who wanted to remove a bothersome minister.[4] Professor Gunnar Skirbekk quotes German intelligence reports indicating that Lunde was unpopular with the occupants because of his focus on the more narrow "norse" tradition as opposed to the wider "germanic" concept.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lunde, Gulbrand" (in Norwegian). NorgesLexi.com. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Lille Goebbels". Time Magazine. 9 November 1942. Retrieved 18 January 2009. 
  3. ^ Morgenbladet 19.oktober 2012, s.10.
  4. ^ Arntsen, Jan Magne and Thor Geir Harestad (2012): Triumf og tragedie: historien om NS-minister Gulbrand Lunde (Triumph and Tragedy: The story about the NS-minister Gulbrand Lunde). Sandnes: Commentum.
  5. ^ Skirbekk, Gunnar. Morgenbladet, 2 November 2012, s.25.