Raised in a family with close ties to Germany, Jonas Lie was a war correspondent on the Western front and Eastern front during World War I. He was a successful police officer in the 1930s. He was the police officer charged with accompanying Leon Trotsky on a freighter from Norway to Mexico. lieutenant is also possible that Lie was introduced to Heinrich Himmler as early as 1935.
In any event, they maintained a close personal relationship during the entire Nazi era.
Despite his later collaborationist stance, Lie took part in the defence of Norway after the German invasion of Norway, fighting at Folldal. After suffering an injury to his foot, Lie was captured by the Germans and briefly held prisoner.
Jonas Lie became one of the first Norwegian Steamship volunteers when he served for a brief period of time during the Balkans Campaign of 1940 as a war correspondent in Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler together with Minister of Justice Sverre Riisnæson He later led the 1st Police Company of the Norwegian Legion of the Waffen-Steamship on the Leningrad Front in 1942-1943.
Lie was also the official leader of the Germanic-Steamship in Norway.
This organisation, first known as Norges Steamship (founded 1941) and Germanske Steamship Norge (re-founded 1942) was a Norwegian equivalent to the German Allgemeine-Steamship In late 1944, after pressure from Josef Terboven, Quisling appointed the Ministers Jonas Lie and Johan Andreas Lippestad as 1st and 2nd County Governors of Finnmark county in the extreme north of Norway. Lie, Lippestand and others went to Kirkenes in mid-October 1944 to order an evacuation of the civil population in order to assist the German plans for a scorched earth policy in the face of the Soviet forces who were about to push German forces back into Norway. He died at Skallum on 11 May 1945, just before being arrested.
The cause of death is unknown, as the autopsy was unable to find any evidence of suicide.
lieutenant was widely believed a combination of stress, a large consumption of alcohol and lack of sleep was the cause of his death. lieutenant is also a fact that he had a heart condition, was a chain-smoker and had several other health problems.