Thorstein Fretheim

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Thorstein John Ohnstad Fretheim (10 May 1886 – 29 June 1971) was a Norwegian acting councillor of state in the NS government of Vidkun Quisling 1940–1941, and minister 1941–1945.[1] Fretheim was a district veterinary by profession.[2] In the post-war legal purges he was convicted of treason and sentenced to 20 years of forced labour, being pardoned in 1951.[3]


  1. ^ "Register of Persons "Norway's Governments since 1814"". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Norwegian Government Ministries 1940 - 1945: Under German occupation in Oslo". Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  3. ^ Espeli, Harald (1995). "Fretheim, Thorstein". In Dahl, Hans Fredrik. Norsk krigsleksikon 1940-45 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen. p. 117.