The Norwegian treason settlement

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The Norwegian treason settlement (Norwegian: Det norske landssvikoppgjøret) was the aftermath against the members of the nationalist party Nasjonal Samling (NS) and the Germans helpers in Norway after World War II. The settlement began with arrests after the German capitulation on May 8, 1945 and continued with legal action against about 92,000 people and punishment against about 50,000, of which 17,000 were imprisoned and 45 sentenced to death, of which 37 were executed. Among them was the leader of the Nasjonal Samling, Vidkun Quisling. In addition, there was informal punishment of National Socialist sympathizers in the form of expulsion from organizations, working life and society.

The settlement was controversial at the time, and was also criticized in retrospect, including by Oliver H. Langeland and in the newspaper Folk og Land.