Petter Moen

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Petter Moen (1901 – 1944) was a Norwegian resistance member later known for his diaries.

During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany he edited the underground newspaper London Nytt.[1] He was arrested in February 1944 when the German occupiers discovered several undercover newspapers,[2] spent time imprisoned at Møllergata 19, and perished during transport to Germany with the ship SS Westfalen in September 1944.[3] He is particularly known for his diary written with a pin on toilet paper during imprisonment.[4] The manuscript was found after the war and published in 1949 as Petter Moens dagbok;[5] it has been translated into several languages.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skodvin, Magne. "Petter Moen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Voksø, Per, ed. (1984). "Det store pressekrakket". Krigens Dagbok (in Norwegian). Oslo: Det Beste. p. 400. ISBN 82-7010-166-4. 
  3. ^ a b Moland, Arnfinn (1995). "Moen, Petter". In Dahl, Hjeltnes, Nøkleby, Ringdal, Sørensen. Norsk krigsleksikon 1940-45 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen. p. 275. ISBN 82-02-14138-9. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  4. ^ Kraglund, Ivar. "Petter Moen". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  5. ^ Petter Moens dagbok (in Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen. 1949.