A Norwegian grey zone: Knut Rød, Victor Lind and 'The crucial year, 1942'

Burch, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-8293-1850, 2008. A Norwegian grey zone: Knut Rød, Victor Lind and 'The crucial year, 1942'. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 44 (2), pp. 155-172. ISSN 0015-8518

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Abstract

This article uses Primo Levi’s concept of “the grey zone” to explore Knut Rød’s involvement in the transfer of 532 Norwegian Jews from Oslo to Auschwitz in 1942. Rød, the police chief in charge of the operation, was subsequently exonerated of any crime on the grounds that he had simultaneously used his position to help members of Milorg – the Norwegian Resistance. The legal and moral basis of this verdict has been questioned by the artist Victor Lind in a series of artworks, including his “countermonument” The Perpetrator (2005).

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Description: This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Forum for Modern Language Studies following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version BURCH, S., 2008. A Norwegian grey zone: Knut Rød, Victor Lind and 'The crucial year, 1942'. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 44 (2), pp. 155-172 is available online at: http://fmls.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/44/2/155.
Publication Title: Forum for Modern Language Studies
Creators: Burch, S.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Date: 2008
Volume: 44
Number: 2
ISSN: 0015-8518
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:51
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:42
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/19179

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