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Vidkun Quisling's fascist party Nasjonal Samling frequently used words and symbols from the old Norse Viking era. During the Second World War, membership was compulsory for all Nasjonal Samling members. In total, about 8,500 Norwegians were members of Hirden during the war.
The organisation was dissolved after the liberation, and many of its former members were prosecuted and convicted for treason and collaboration.
- Dahl, Hans Fredrik (1995). "Hirden". In Dahl, Hans Fredrik. Norsk krigsleksikon 1940-45. Oslo: Cappelen. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
- Her er Eirik Veums liste over de 20 verste torturistene i Hirden:
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