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Oral history interview with Gunnar Sønsteby

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2000.45 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0406

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    Oral history interview with Gunnar Sønsteby


    Interview Summary
    Gunnar Sonsteby, born on January 11, 1918 in Rjukan, Norway, discusses the Nazi invasion of Norway in 1940; joining the Norwegian resistance movement; becoming the leader of the Oslo Gang (Oslogjengen); leading 17 attacks against German units and installations in Oslo from May to October 1944; attacking the German air depot in Korsvoll and destroying 44 Nazi aircrafts; destroying a machine tool plant; invading German oil storage depots; becoming the chief of all sabotage operations in Norway in November 1944; his gang serving as the bodyguards to the crown prince; and his military decorations, including the Norwegian War Cross with two bars.
    Gunnar Sønsteby
    Ringelheim, Dr. Joan
    interview:  2000 February 09

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Sønsteby, Gunnar.

    Administrative Notes

    Joan Ringelheim, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Gunnar Sønsteby on February 9, 2000.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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