Frank Bjerkholt

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Frank Bjerkholt (17 November 1927 – 2013) was a Norwegian theologian, journalist and political non-fiction writer.

He was born in Sarpsborg as a son of Hans Bjerkholt, then a communist leader, and a mother who was active in the inner mission. Bjerkholt himself studied theology, graduating with the cand.theol. degree in 1954. Studies in the United States followed, with Bjerkholt writing a master's thesis on Reinhold Niebuhr. Both Frank Bjerkholt and his father became active in Moral Re-Armament, a milieu where he also met his French wife. The couple resided in France for several years.[1][2]

In 1966 he was hired as foreign affairs editor in Morgenbladet, resigning in 1988 over disagreements with the new owner Hroar Hansen. During this period he was also a correspondent for Le Monde from 1970 to 1980. In 1992 he was granted a lifelong government scholarship.[1][2] He wrote extensively on Asian affairs, especially Vietnam; and European affairs, being active in the European Movement. Bjerkholt supported the South Vietnamese cause, facing widespread opposition in the public debate.[2][3]

Bjerkholt was decorated with the French National Order of Merit and the Portuguese Order of Prince Henry.[3] He died in December 2013.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Frank Bjerkholt 70 år 17. november" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 24 October 1997.
  2. ^ a b c d Andenæs, Ulf (31 December 2013). "Frank Bjerkholt". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). p. 21 (part 2).
  3. ^ a b "80 år 17. november: Utenriksredaktør Frank Bjerkholt" (in Norwegian). Norwegian News Agency. 31 October 2007.

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