Petter Moen

Petter Moen (14 February 1901 – 8 September 1944) was a Norwegian resistance member later known for his diaries.

Petter Moen
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Born(1901-02-14)14 February 1901
Drammen, Norway
Died8 September 1944(1944-09-08) (aged 43)
Known for
  • Resistance work during the Second world war
  • Diary from prison

During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany he edited the underground newspaper London-Nytt.[1] He was arrested in February 1944 when the German occupiers discovered several undercover newspapers.[2] Moen spent time imprisoned at Møllergata 19, and he perished during transport to Germany with the ship SS Westfalen in September 1944.[3] He is particularly known for his diary written with a pin on toilet paper during imprisonment.[4] The manuscript was found after the war and published in 1949 as Petter Moens dagbok;[5] it has been translated into several languages.[3]


  1. ^ Skodvin, Magne. "Petter Moen". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  2. ^ Voksø, Per, ed. (1984). "Det store pressekrakket". Krigens Dagbok (in Norwegian). Oslo: Det Beste. p. 400. ISBN 82-7010-166-4.
  3. ^ a b Moland, Arnfinn (1995). "Moen, Petter". In Dahl; Hjeltnes; Nøkleby; Ringdal; Sørensen (eds.). Norsk krigsleksikon 1940-45 (in Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen. p. 275. ISBN 82-02-14138-9. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  4. ^ Kraglund, Ivar. "Petter Moen". In Helle, Knut (ed.). Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 October 2009.
  5. ^ Petter Moens dagbok (in Norwegian). Oslo: Cappelen. 1949.