July 22, 2009

Sonja is challenged by Nazi victims

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- Honestly, I think this is a scandal.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation harshly condemned Queen Sonja for her homage to Hamsun, says VG.

- A scandal

In a letter addressed on Thursday to the Royal Family, the Foundation questions the Royal Family, specially the Queen.

- Honestly, I think it is a scandal that the Norwegian Queen takes part on this celebration of Knut Hamsun. There were many Nazi geniuses, but I do not know about anyone who has been honored by a leader – says the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation’s founder, Mr. Baruch Tenembaum, to the journal.

- He handled the Prize to Goebbels

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation expressed its position against the celebrations of what would be Knut Hamsun’s 150th birthday.

- This is a man who handled his Nobel Prize to Goebbels, and who was evidently a Nazi. We do not understand the necessity of such celebration – states Tenembaum, among other things, according to the journal. Within a few weeks, Mette-Marit will inaugurate the Hamsun Center in Nordland. Tenembaum believes this is terrible.

The Royal Family has not been willing to make any comments on the subject.