NORWAY: A Traitor Is Condemned

Vidkun Quisling sobbed at the thought of Vidkun Quisling. In lachrymose lethargy, he listened as Attorney Henrik Bergh last week pleaded his hopeless case, tried to list his virtues. But even the conscientious lawyer had a hard time finding virtues in Quisling.

Then, pale as death, Quisling himself launched into a two-day plea for his life. He did not deny any of the state's major charges, but he claimed to have saved Norway from becoming a battlefield. He even boasted of his sentimental friendship with Hitler. With evangelical fervor he called himself a prophet and a patriot. His last...

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