Friedenthal castle?

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PavelH
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Friedenthal castle?

Post by PavelH » 30 Sep 2009 10:21

Hi there,

I`ve read Otto Skorzeny`s book "My command operations",I can strongly recommend to read it,but anyway
he mentioned Friedenthal as HQ of his special forces with the same name. I`m not able to find out any
close informations about Friedenthal. A few sources from the internet tells, it`s a castle near Oranienburg but no pics and nothing?!
I went to Oranienburg near Berlin last summer and saw castle in the city,there was some conncetions with SS and
Police but no with Friedenthal. Anyone has a pics or more infos? Thanks for answers and S.F.M.W.E (sorry for my weak english).

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Re: Friedenthal castle?

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Re: Friedenthal castle?

Post by transakt » 03 Apr 2010 00:36

Hello -
Anyone have any further information on location of Skorzeny's Friedenthal headquarters? Was it this Schloss? I was hoping to find the same base mentioned by PavelH when I'm in the area in mid-April. It's of interest because my father billeted there in early 1945. He also mentioned a popular spot for the military men there was some sort of a night club in a place called Hotel Lichtenhof (might not be exactly right). Anyone ever heard of it?

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Re: Friedenthal castle?

Post by bigger_chief » 07 Apr 2010 17:43

Schloss Friedenthal was bombed and apperantly destroyed 10/11 April, 1945. Info through Google search.

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Re: Friedenthal castle?

Post by PavelH » 11 Apr 2010 12:49

Hi guys ,

according to the informations ,which I have got from friends of mine whos lives in Oranienburg ,Friedenthal
castle was built in 1875. Deutsche Arbeitfront rented the castle ,large park and "Gutshof" on the 1st of Febuary 1939.
Luftwaffen-Kommando from Berlin-Dahlem made an air defence posts in the park in summer 1939. SD used castle for
production of counterfeit money 1939/40. Then Waffen SS used the castle ,park and gutshof as a school for agents and
barracks. Otto Skorzeny was chief of Friedenthal from 1943. At the end of war Friedenthal was completely destroyed ,then came the red army and took over the ruins of SD/SS barracks.
To this days remain nothing. This information was not easy to get neither directly in Oranienburg.
The location of former castle : 52°46'11.08"S 13°13'48.28"V

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Re: Friedenthal castle?

Post by Tamari » 02 Mar 2021 22:37

In Karl Radl's later CIA-file you can find a map of the Friedenthal areal:

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Source:
https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/documen ... 098d515871


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