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A Norwegian Tragedy

Anders Behring Breivik and the Massacre on Utøya


Verlag John Wiley & Sons
Auflage/ Erscheinungsjahr 1. Auflage; 29.11.2013
Format 22,9 × 15,2 cm
Einbandart/ Medium/ Ausstattung Hardcover
Seiten/ Spieldauer 300 Seiten
Gewicht 622
ISBN 978-0-7456-7220-5


16,90 €


Zu diesem Buch

On 22 July 2011 a young man named Anders Behring Breivik carried out one of the most vicious terrorist acts in post-war Europe. In a carefully orchestrated sequence of actions he bombed government buildings in Oslo, resulting in eight deaths, then carried out a mass shooting at a camp of the Workers' Youth League of the Labour Party on the island of Utøya, where he murdered sixty-nine people, mostly teenagers.

How could Anders Behring Breivik - a middle-class boy from the West End of Oslo - end up as one of the most violent terrorists in post-war Europe? Where did his hatred come from?

In A Norwegian Tragedy, Aage Borchgrevink attempts to provide an answer. Taking us with him to the multiethnic and class-divided city where Breivik grew up, he follows the perpetrator of the attacks into an unfamiliar online world of violent computer games and anti-Islamic hatred, and demonstrates the connection between Breivik's childhood and the darkest pages of his 1500-page manifesto.

Aus dem Inhalt

  1. The Explosion
  2. Bacardi Razz
  3. A West End Family: Anders Behring Breivik's Childhood 
  4. Morning on Utøya 
  5. Morg the Graffiti Bomber: Anders Behring Breivik's Youth /
  6. The 'Mother of the Nation' Returns to Utøya
  7. Andrew Berwick and Avatar Syndrome 
  8. The Safest Place in Norway 
  9. The Book Launch
  10. Survivors
  11. Rescuers
  12. What Is Happening in Norway?
  13. Anders Behring Breivik's Seventy-Five Minutes on Utøya 
  14. Hatred

Über den Autor

Aage Borchgrevink is an eminent Norwegian journalist and literary critic. He has worked as an advisor to the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights since 1993 and in 2004 was awarded the Ossietzky Award by the Norwegian P.E.N. Club for outstanding promotion of free speech.


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