Rachel Grepp

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Rachel Grepp, née Helland (1879 – 1961) was a Norwegian journalist and politician for the Norwegian Labour Party.

She was among the founders of Bergens Socialdemokratiske Ungdomslag in 1902. From 1923 to 1945 she was a journalist in Arbeiderbladet, a member of Oslo city council as well as international secretary and member of the women's secretariat in the Labour Party.[1] These positions were de facto suspended from 1940 due to the German occupation of Norway.

She was the Labour Party's eighth ballot candidate in the 1924 parliamentary election[2] and the eighth ballot candidate in the 1927 election. This time she was elected as fourth deputy.[3]

She was married to Kyrre Grepp (1879–1922).[1] Their daughter Gerda Grepp (1907–1940) was a Spanish Civil War correspondent,[4] their son Ole Grepp (1914–1976) was an actor,[5] and their son Asle Grepp (1919–1945) was executed as a Norwegian World War II resistance member.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grepp, Rachel" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Labour Party. Retrieved 12 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Norges Offisielle Statistikk. VII. 176. Stortingsvalget 1924" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 
  3. ^ "Norges Offisielle Statistikk. VIII. 69. Stortingsvalget 1927" (in Norwegian). Statistics Norway. 
  4. ^ Moen, Jo Stein; Sæther, Rolf (2009). "Norges første kvinnelige krigsreporter". Tusen dager. Norge og den spanske borgerkrigen 1936-1939 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Gyldendal. pp. 63–70. 
  5. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Ole Grepp". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Ording, Arne; Johnson, Gudrun; Garder, Johan (1949). "Grepp, Asle Helland". Våre falne 1939-1945 (in Norwegian) 1. Oslo: The State of Norway. p. 715. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  7. ^ Nøkleby, Berit (1996). 'Skutt blir den...'. Tysk bruk av dødsstraff i Norge 1940–45 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Gyldendal. p. 227. ISBN 82-05-22173-1.