Synni Lyngstad

Synni Lyngstad

Birth
Ballangen, Ballangen kommune, Nordland fylke, Norway
Death
28 Sep 1947 (aged 21)
Södermanlands län, Sweden
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
119997849 View Source

Mother of Anni-Frid Synni "Frida" Lyngstad of the Swedish musical group Abba.

Synni was the daughter of Simon and Arntine (Rundstrøm) Lyngstad.also

The father of Synni's daughter "Frida" was Alfred Haase, a German soldier stationed in Norway during the WWII occupation of Norway. Haase was a young sergeant in the German Army who arrived in Ballangen, Norway in 1943. Although he was already married, Haase met Synni Lyngstad and wooed her with a bag of potatoes — a rare and valuable commodity in wartime Norway. Synni reciprocated with a gift of whale meat, and the pair struck up a relationship. Haase returned to Germany when the German troops evacuated Norway in 1945.

In early 1947, Synni's mother, Arntine Lyngstad ("Agny"), left Norway with Frida and moved to Sweden for fear of reprisals against those who had dealings with the Germans during the occupation. This could entail not just insults and threats, but also forced separation of infants from their parents and relatives. Synni moved to southern Norway and found work while her daughter and mother were in Härjedalen, Sweden. Synni soon moved to Sweden as well joining her daughter and mother. They settled at Malmköping.

Synni died at age 21 of kidney failure. Her daughter Frida was raised solely by her grandmother, Arntine Lyngstad.

Mother of Anni-Frid Synni "Frida" Lyngstad of the Swedish musical group Abba.

Synni was the daughter of Simon and Arntine (Rundstrøm) Lyngstad.also

The father of Synni's daughter "Frida" was Alfred Haase, a German soldier stationed in Norway during the WWII occupation of Norway. Haase was a young sergeant in the German Army who arrived in Ballangen, Norway in 1943. Although he was already married, Haase met Synni Lyngstad and wooed her with a bag of potatoes — a rare and valuable commodity in wartime Norway. Synni reciprocated with a gift of whale meat, and the pair struck up a relationship. Haase returned to Germany when the German troops evacuated Norway in 1945.

In early 1947, Synni's mother, Arntine Lyngstad ("Agny"), left Norway with Frida and moved to Sweden for fear of reprisals against those who had dealings with the Germans during the occupation. This could entail not just insults and threats, but also forced separation of infants from their parents and relatives. Synni moved to southern Norway and found work while her daughter and mother were in Härjedalen, Sweden. Synni soon moved to Sweden as well joining her daughter and mother. They settled at Malmköping.

Synni died at age 21 of kidney failure. Her daughter Frida was raised solely by her grandmother, Arntine Lyngstad.


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