Randi Anda

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Randi Anda (née Friestad; 29 December 1898 – 7 May 1999) was a Norwegian politician for the Christian Democratic Party.

She served as a deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Rogaland during the terms 1954-57, 1958–61, 1961–65 and 1965-69.[1]

She was born in Egersund. Outside politics she was known for being a missionary to China. During the Second World War, she worked with Arne Anda in Qiqihar, Manchukuo before both were taken prisoner by the Japanese on 8 December 1941. They were incarcerated in Qiqihar's concentration camp until the end of the war.[2]


  1. ^ "Randi Anda" (in Norwegian). Storting. 
  2. ^ Ottosen, Kristian, ed. (2004). Nordmenn i fangenskap 1940–1945 (in Norwegian) (2nd ed.). Oslo: Universitetsforlaget. p. 83. ISBN 82-15-00288-9.