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The Ordinariness of goodness : Myrtle Wright and the Norwegian non-violent resistance to the German occupation, 1940-1945

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posted on 2023-05-27, 14:24 authored by Radford, RA
\I came to tea ..... and stayed for four years!' This light-hearted quip expressed by Myrtle Wright when describing her Second World War experiences in Norway obscures the profound impact the Nazi Occupation was to have on Norwegians and on this English Quaker trapped in Norway by the German invasion. The outbreak of war in 1939 found Myrtle back in England after a visit to India where she had met Gandhi and seen non-violent noncooperation at first hand anxious least she be drafted into war work that might compromise her Quaker principles. Any conflict of morality was avoided when she was asked by the Friends Service Council in early 1940 to travel to Scandinavia to facilitate the rescue of Jews escaping Nazi Germany."


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