Trygve Bratteli

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Encounter between Erich Honecker and Trygve Bratteli (1975)

Trygve Martin Bratteli (born January 11, 1910 in Nøtterøy ; † November 20, 1984 in Oslo ) was a Norwegian social democratic politician , chairman of the Labor Party from 1965 to 1975 and prime minister of his country from 1971 to 1972 and 1973 to 1976.

After elementary school Bratteli went to sea, 1926-1927 on whaling . In 1934 Bratteli became the editor of the Folkets Frihet newspaper in Kirkenes . In 1940 he was secretary of the Norwegian Labor Party . Between 1940 and 1942 he worked as a carpenter in Kristiansund . Bratteli fought in the resistance and was arrested by the Germans in 1942. He survived u. a. the Sachsenhausen and Natzweiler-Struthof concentration camps .

After the war, Bratteli became chairman of the Defense Commission formed in 1946. From 1950 to 1981 he was a member of the Norwegian Parliament in Storting . From November 1951 to January 1955 and again from December 1956 to April 1960 he was finance minister , then 1960–1963 and 1963–1964 transport minister . He then took over the post of parliamentary group chairman three times (1964–1971, 1972–1973, 1976–1981).

Bratteli was Prime Minister from 1971 to 1972. He resigned with his government after the referendum on Norway's accession to the European Economic Community (EEC) was negative. After a year with the Korvald bourgeois government , Bratteli returned to the State Chancellery for another three years in 1973.

He was married to Randi Bratteli . Their children are Ola Bratteli , a Norwegian mathematician and Marianne Bratteli , an artist.

In 1980 his memory book Fange i natt og tåke was published , in which he reports on his imprisonment. The following year, Våren som ikke kom , which deals with the occupation of Norway. The Bratteli Ridge , a mountain ridge on South Georgia in the South Atlantic , has borne his name since 2013 .

See also


  • Munzinger International Biographical Archive 02/1985 of December 31, 1984

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