Industrial Collaboration in Nazi-Occupied Europe

Norway in Context

  • Hans Otto Frøland
  • Mats Ingulstad
  • Jonas Scherner

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The German Demand for Norwegian Resources

  3. The Western European Context: Regulation and Responses

  4. Supply: Managing and Extracting Resources from the Norwegian Economy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 417-465

About this book


This book brings together leading experts to assess how and whether the Nazis were successful in fostering collaboration to secure the resources they required during World War II. These studies of the occupation regimes in Norway and Western Europe reveal that the Nazis developed highly sophisticated instruments of exploitation beyond oppression and looting. The authors highlight that in comparison to the heavy manufacturing industries of Western Europe, Norway could provide many raw materials that the German war machine desperately needed, such as aluminium, nickel, molybdenum and fish. These chapters demonstrate that the Nazis provided incentives to foster economic collaboration, hoping that these would make every mine, factory and smelter produce at its highest level of capacity. All readers will learn about the unique part of Norwegian economic collaboration during this period and discover the rich context of economic collaboration across Europe during World War II.


Natural Resources Occupation Axis Business Strategy War Economy Demand Supply Holland Belgium France Fisheries Light Metals Aluminium Mlybdenum Diversification

Editors and affiliations

  • Hans Otto Frøland
    • 1
  • Mats Ingulstad
    • 2
  • Jonas Scherner
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Historical StudiesNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.Department of Historical StudiesNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Department of Historical StudiesNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53422-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53423-1
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