Stand against Tyranny: Norway's Physicians and the Nazis

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A Stand Against Tyranny presents the dramatic history of Norway's physicians during the Nazi Occupation. Throughout this important book Dr. Maynard Cohen weaves two principal interrelated themes: the valor, dedication, and irreplaceable contribution of Norwegian physicians to the Resistance Movement and the country's century-long progression from a position of official intolerance to a humanitarian state that functions at times as the "the conscience of the world." Cohen interviewed more than twenty men and women...
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Overview

A Stand Against Tyranny presents the dramatic history of Norway's physicians during the Nazi Occupation. Throughout this important book Dr. Maynard Cohen weaves two principal interrelated themes: the valor, dedication, and irreplaceable contribution of Norwegian physicians to the Resistance Movement and the country's century-long progression from a position of official intolerance to a humanitarian state that functions at times as the "the conscience of the world." Cohen interviewed more than twenty men and women whose personal stories are the foundation of this book. Based on these interviews and supplemented with information from Norwegian newspapers and other relevant literature, this book also brings to life the Holocaust as it unfolded in Norway. With A Stand Against Tyranny, Maynard Cohen weaves together an astonishing and triumphant tale of pride and determination, and provides a memorial to those many Norwegians, native and refugee alike, who placed their lives at risk in the service of humanity.
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Presents the dramatic history of Norway's physicians during the Nazi Occupation, drawing on interviews with some 20 men and women, and supplemented with information from Norwegian newspapers and other relevant literature. Describes the valor, dedication, and irreplaceable contribution of Norwegian physicians to the Resistance Movement, and the country's century-long progression from a position of official intolerance to a humanitarian state that functions at times as the "conscience of the world." Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780814326039
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Pages: 380

Table of Contents

Preface 7
A Brief History of Norway
Ch. 1 Introduction 13
Ch. 2 The Separation from Sweden 16
Between Two World Wars
Ch. 3 Russian Prisoners of War 23
Ch. 4 Fridtjof Nansen in the League of Nations 31
Ch. 5 Nansen in Armenia 39
The Shadow of War
Ch. 6 Quisling Turns to the Nazis 49
Ch. 7 Johan Scharffenberg: First among the Anti-Nazis 55
Ch. 8 Odd Nansen: In the Father's Footsteps 63
Ch. 9 Goliath in the North: the Russian Attack on Finland 83
A No Longer Neutral Norway
Ch. 10 The Perfidious Invasion 91
Ch. 11 The Resistance Begins 105
Ch. 12 Nazi Pressures Mount 115
Ch. 13 The Underground Organizes 121
Ch. 14 The Campaign Against the Jews 130
Ch. 15 The Destruction of Telavag 146
Ch. 16 The Norwegian "Reserve Police" in Sweden 150
Ch. 17 The Power of the Press 158
Ch. 18 The University Is Closed 164
Ch. 19 An Underground Refuge 171
Ch. 20 Inside Nazi Prisons 175
Ch. 21 The Infamous Grini Prison 181
Ch. 22 Through the Hospitals to Safety 200
Norwegians in Nazi Concentration Camps
Ch. 23 Leo Eitinger in Auschwitz and Buchenwald 211
Ch. 24 Odd Nansen in Sachsenhausen: A Daybook of Despair 226
The March to Freedom
Ch. 25 The Occupation's End 239
Ch. 26 Leiv Kreyberg: Caring for Norway's Allies 247
Ch. 27 A Tragedy in the North 262
The Aftermath of War
Ch. 28 Leo Eitinger's Long Journey Home 267
Ch. 29 Judgment Day: The Trial of Vidkun Quisling 272
Epilogue 280
Notes 293
Bibliography 307
Index 311
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