February 16th, 2013 Headsman
Information about this courageous outdoorsman is difficult to come by; try this Norwegian page for a bit of background.
The Gestapo captured him in August 1942, tortured him horribly, and had him shot. Later, Berg’s torture and execution would be one of numerous World War II brutalities charged in the war crimes indictment (PDF | HTML) against German Obersturmbannführer Gerhard Flesch.
Flesch was himself executed on these charges on February 28, 1948.
Memorial for Falstad forest, where many of the camp’s executions took place. (cc) image from the Municipal Archives of Trondheim.
Also on this date
- 1318: Dukes Erik and Valdemar Magnusson
- 1912: Thomas Jennings, fingerprinted
- 1939: The only triple execution in Manitoba
- 1535: Etienne de la Forge, John Calvin's friend
- 1495: William Stanley, Lord Chamberlain
- 1973: Francisco Caamaño, the Dominican Republic's would-be Fidel
Entry Filed under: 20th Century,Capital Punishment,Concentration Camps,Death Penalty,Execution,Germany,Guerrillas,History,Martyrs,Norway,Occupation and Colonialism,Power,Shot,Terrorists,Torture,Wartime Executions