Jonas Brunvoll Sr., Date of Birth, Date of Death


Jonas Brunvoll Sr.

Norwegian politician

Date of Birth: 21-Jun-1894

Date of Death: 01-Dec-1969

Profession: actor

Nationality: Norway

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Jonas Brunvoll Sr.

  • Jonas Brunvoll (21 June 1894 – 1 December 1969) was a Norwegian advertisement manager, editor and politician for the Labour Party. He was born in Ă…lesund as a son of fisherman Nils Brunvoll (1861–1944) and Beret Sæterø.
  • In 1919 he married Kirsten Sørsdal (1895–1976).
  • They settled at Jar, and their sons Gunnar and Jonas Jr.
  • became opera administrator and opera singer, respectively.After finishing middle school in 1910, he worked as a postal clerk until 1916.
  • He took postal school in 1913, but also commerce school at Treider in 1917, whereupon he was hired as a bank clerk.
  • From 1920 he worked in the press, and in 1923 he finished his fourth education; advertising school.
  • He was elected as a member of Bærum municipal council in 1929, and was continuously re-elected.
  • In 1936 he became a member of the municipal council's executive committee, and also board member of Bærum Hospital.
  • He also served as board member of Oslo salgs- og reklameforening from 1936 to 1938.
  • In 1939 he was hired as advertisement manager in the Labour Party main organ Arbeiderbladet, a job he kept until 1964.During the occupation of Norway by Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1945, Arbeiderbladet was shut down already in the first year.
  • His entire family joined the Norwegian resistance movement.
  • Jonas Brunvoll was arrested by the Nazi authorities in October 1941, being imprisoned in Bredtveit concentration camp.
  • On 31 July 1942 he was transferred to Grini concentration camp.
  • After two transfers in August 1942, first to Møllergata 19 and then to Bredtveit again, he was incarcerated at Grini for a second time from November 1942.
  • On 30 September 1943 he was further transferred to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, where he remained until the camp was liberated.
  • His son Jonas and wife Kirsten were arrested in January 1942, while Gunnar narrowly escaped.
  • Jonas wound up in Sachsenhausen, Kirsten in RavensbrĂĽck and Auschwitz, but both survived.After the Second World War, Brunvoll returned to Arbeiderbladet which had resumed operations.
  • In 1946 he ended his spell in Bærum municipal council, but was upgraded to chairman of Bærum Hospital, which he remained until 1964.
  • He also chaired Griniklubben from 1946 to 1948, and was a board member of Norsk samband for politiske fanger; two associations for political prisoners.
  • A temperance activist, he became a board member of Arbeidernes avholdslandslag in 1945 and served as chairman from 1958 to 1961.
  • He also edited the magazine Avholds-Arbeideren until 1961.
  • He died in December 1969.

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