Vidkun Quisling and Ioannis Rallis

There is a number of similarities between two of Europe’s most notorious collaborationists: Vidkun Quisling from Norway and Ioannis Rallis from Greece. Both stepped in to collaborate with Nazi Germany, and both did so to safeguard their countries. They both led the government in their respective countries, and both were tried by postwar authorities.

On their personal lifes there were also similarities: Both were married twice: Vidkun Quisling with Alexandra Andreevna Voronina and Maria Vasilijevna. Ioannis Rallis with Aspasia Kyriakouli Mavromichali and his second spouse was Zaira Theotoki.

Also, both of them died behind bars: Quisling died at the Akershus Fortress, Oslo, while Rallis died at the Averof Prison, Athens. And both of them died in October: Quisling died in 24 October in 1945, while Rallis died in 26 October 1946.

Vidkun Quisling Ioannis Rallis

Here is some more about Vidkun Quisling.

The second picture taken from Markos Vallianatos’ extremely interesting book The untold history of Greek collaboration with Nazi Germany (1941-1944)

Vidkun Quisling and Ioannis Rallis