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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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Radford, RA (2015) The Ordinariness of goodness : Myrtle Wright and the Norwegian non-violent resistance to the German occupation, 1940-1945. Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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Abstract

"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.

Item Type: Thesis (Coursework Master)
Keywords: Norway, Non-violent-resistance, WW2
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Copyright 2015 the author

Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 01:51
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2015 01:51
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