Tor Skjønsberg

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Tor Vangen Skjønsberg (27 April 1903 - 8 September 1993) was a Norwegian resistance leader, by education he was a lawyer.

In 1941 Tor Skjønsberg called for a meeting "Grimelundsmøtet" which is considered the start of organized resistance in Norway.

Skjønsberg was the de facto leader of the resistance movement in Norway until he had to flee the country in November 1944. After Skjønsberg fled, Jens Christian Hauge became the leader of the resistance movement.

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The Norwegian resistance to the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany began after Operation Weserübung in 1940 and ended in 1945. It took several forms:

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Jens Christian Hauge, often written Jens Chr. Hauge, was a Norwegian who was leader within the World War II resistance—and one of the two incumbent Milorg Council members in May 1945. He became a Minister of Defence, and later a Minister of Justice.

After the liberation, Skjønsberg served as Minister of Shipping from 22 June to 1 November 1945, in the interim government of Einar Gerhardsen.

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