Life in Nazi-occupied Norway

German soldiers were everywhere during the occupation. They were roundly despised. In public transportation Norwegians would stand rather than sit next to a German solider. The isles would be packed with standing passengers with empty seats next to the German Soldiers. Then came a new law making it illegal to stand if there was even one empty seat. Violators were subject to arrest. We were compelled to sit next to the hated German Soldiers or face serious consequences.

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