‘My night in notorious Nazi collaborator Quisling’s cabin’

In his time Quisling was viewed as a dashing, heroic outdoor type. To modern eyes that’s hard to understand: in his crumpled suit, with his neat side parting, he looks like a filing clerk. We don’t see the tall, blond soldier and man of action some saw then. Quisling even managed to convince Hitler that he represented an ideal of Aryan manhood. In 1942, the Nazis installed him as prime minister. Once in power, he oversaw the deportation of a third of the country’s Jews to extermination camps. Most of the rest escaped to other countries.