Of the Norwegians who supported the Nasjonal Samling party, relatively few were active collaborators. Most notorious among these was Henry Oliver Rinnan, the leader of the Sonderabteilung Lola (locally known as Rinnanbanden or "the Rinnan group"), a group of informants who infiltrated the Norwegian resistance, hence managing to capture and murder many of its members. Furthermore, about 15,000 Norwegians volunteered for combat duty on the Nazi side; of the 6,000 sent into action
Norwegian Waffen-SS Volunteer SS-Untersturmführer Per Kjölner of the 5.SS-Panzer Division Wiking and 11.SS Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier Division Nordland. Public Domain.