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Oktober 18, 2018
Norway has Wednesday officially apologized to the Norwegian women who during the German occupation in the Second world War, a relationship with German soldiers. The women, popularly known as ‘moffenmeiden’, received in the period after the war, often to do with retaliation.
According to a conservative estimate of the Norwegian centre for Holocauststudies and religious minorities had during the war between 30,000 and 50,000 Norwegian women have an intimate relationship with German soldiers.
In addition, the preferred public humiliation of the shave off of the hair, were these women after the liberation to do with retaliation by the authorities: illegal arrests, interneringen made redundant, some women even became the nationality decreased.
‘In the period after the Liberation, many young girls and women who have a sexual relationship with a German soldier, or were suspected, the victim of an unworthy treatment,’ said the Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg Wednesday during an event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ‘Today I want to in the name of the government to apologize.’
No financial compensation
The excuses come 73 years after the end of WW II. Many of the women in question is life not more. The government also made clear that the apology does not mean that those that do still life, financial satisfaction will get.
During the war, occupy more than 300,000 German soldiers, the neutral Norway. In 2000 offered Oslo apologized to the approximately 10,000-12,000 children, from a Norwegian mother and a German soldier were born. Also they did after the war, often hard to endure. #ww2norway
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