Thorstein Fretheim

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Thorstein Fretheim sometime during the Second World War

Thorstein John Ohnstad Fretheim (10 May 1886 – 29 June 1971) was a Norwegian acting councillor of state in the NS government of Vidkun Quisling 19401941, and minister 19411945. [1] Fretheim was a district veterinary by profession. [2] In the post-war legal purges he was convicted of treason and sentenced to 20 years of forced labour, being pardoned in 1951. [3]

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