From my notes about national Comittees. Veli Khayum. Uzbek Born July 15, 1922 in Tashkent. At the initiative of Turkestani Minister of Education was sent from Bukhara with a group of seventy students in Germany. He studied at the Agricultural Berlin Univ. continued his studies at the Sciences Univ. Defended diploma on the theme: "Culture and Politics in Turkestan". In the middle of the thirties Veli Kajum met Alfred Rosenberg. The first official talks with Caucasians were held by the Nsdap Aussenpolitischen Amt headed by Rosenberg (in 1936 Caucasian emigrants were invited to the Olympic Games) Rosenberg was checking applications of the Caucasians political figures; he selected those able to collaborate in due course. Rosenberg decided Kajum could be useful. Kajum started to collect informations about the state of agriculture in Turkestan. Kajum was totally unknown among historical Turkestani emigrants. At the outbreak of the war against USSR (Like Chokaev) two Sipo police officials arrested Veli Kajum in Berlin. He was held for some weeks and was released. Then he visited several stalags with his compatriot Mustafa Chokaev, used as a translator. In January 1942 after Chokaev death, Veli Kajum started to work on the idea to create the Turkestan National Komitee and proceeds to its formation. This TNK really started to work in November 1942 after its acceptation by Reich authorities.
In early 1943 a group of Kyrgyzs and Kazakhs suggested to Rosenberg to set up their own Komitee. The idea was refused. (Turkestan was populated by Turkmens, Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Kyrgyzs, Karakalpaks and Tajiks, all Turks but Tajiks from Iranian descent)
The first formal Kajum action since it was appointed head of Turkestan National Komitee was adding to his name the title of "Khan” (Prince). He received an apartment; car and diplomatic passport .According to the testimony of members of the TNK, tribalism, bribery and denunciations were the main style during the Veli Kajum leadership.
Hstuf Reiner Olzscha (Responsible of the Dresden Arbeitsgemeinschaft Turkestan ,Ostministerium Consultant)was well aware of the style and methods of Veli Kajum, as evidenced by the record of his meeting with Professor von Mende and doctor Arlt head of the Freiwilligen-Leitstelle-Ost (Free Volunteers office - East)dating 29 September 1944. Olzscha pointed to the need to get rid quickly of Veli Kajum. The Germans recognized that "Kajum not fit to perform its role as subjects to its vanity above the common cause" and that the distance of Kajum with the Turkestani emigrants "harmed the interests of the intelligence services”
Kajum Khan worked on the Imam School project in Dresden and Gottingen (Incorporation of Muftis and Mullahs in the Muslim Waffen SS and Wehrmacht military units) this project was initiated by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the SS-FHA.
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