The assassination of Kaj Munk

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The assassination of Kaj Munk

Post by DavidFrankenberg » 13 Feb 2021 19:23

Hi,

Kaj Munk was a danish poet. Rather rightist, he became hostile to the nazis and the German forces.
He was killed in 1944. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaj_Munk

Here viewtopic.php?f=51&t=176120&p=1855388&h ... k#p1855388 it is said that the danish collaborator Henning Brondum was responsible of the killing.

But in his danish wiki page https://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henning_Br%C3%B8ndum many murders are linked to him but it is not question of Kaj Munk.

Dr Barandon was the right arm of Werner Best in Denmark between 1942 and 1944. He said during his interrogation in 1945 https://lawcollections.library.cornell. ... ur:00845_5 that the assassination of Kaj Munk was realized by special commando sent from Berlin.

Kaj Munk wiki page says that :
The Gestapo arrested Munk on the night of 4 January 1944, a month after he had defied a Nazi ban and preached the first Advent sermon at the national cathedral in Copenhagen. Munk's body was found in a roadside ditch in rural Hørbylunde near Silkeborg the next morning with a note stating "Swine, you worked for Germany just the same."[4]
It quotes Shirer... But Shirer (Rise and fall, p.1247 https://archive.org/details/B-001-013-7 ... q=kaj+munk) does not say so, but rather that :
Thus the great Danish pastor-poet-playwright, Kaj Munk, one of the most beloved men in Scandinavia, was brutally murdered by the Germans, his body left on the road with a sign pinned to it: “Swine, you worked for Germany just the same.”
Munk body was found with such a libel. It was in order to put the blame on the communists, following the Hitler's strategy : kill the resistants and put trouble among them.

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The assassination of Kaj Munk - The "Peter"- group

Post by Tamari » 13 Feb 2021 23:31

The "Peter"-group and the strategy of reciproc terror ("Gegenterror")

Hello,

the murder of Kaj Munk was the work of the so-called "Peter"-group which consists of SD-members of Amt VI S (Otto Skorzeny) and their Danish colloborators and was named after the alias of its first leader Otto Schwerdt who used the alias-name "Peter Schäfer". The overall strategy was to revenge acts of sabotage of the Danish resistance and to foment trouble without a clear German footprint. This concept was named "Gegenterror".

The successor of Otto Schwerdt was Horst Paul Issel.

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Source:
Matthias Bath: "Der SD in Dänemark 1940–1945. Heydrichs Elite und der Gegenterror", Neuhaus, Berlin 2015,

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/search/site/Issel

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=186500&p=1675381&h ... t#p1675381

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=131415&p=1567879&h ... l#p1567879

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Re: The assassination of Kaj Munk

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 14 Feb 2021 13:07

What is the actual question in this thread?
Kaj Munk? Who killed Munk? The “Peter group”? or Brøndum? or...?

Waleed

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Re: The assassination of Kaj Munk - The "Peter"- group

Post by DavidFrankenberg » 14 Feb 2021 14:23

Tamari wrote:
13 Feb 2021 23:31
The "Peter"-group and the strategy of reciproc terror ("Gegenterror")

Hello,

the murder of Kaj Munk was the work of the so-called "Peter"-group which consists of SD-members of Amt VI S (Otto Skorzeny) and their Danish colloborators and was named after the alias of its first leader Otto Schwerdt who used the alias-name "Peter Schäfer". The overall strategy was to revenge acts of sabotage of the Danish resistance and to foment trouble without a clear German footprint. This concept was named "Gegenterror".

The successor of Otto Schwerdt was Horst Paul Issel.


20210213_232701.jpg


Source:
Matthias Bath: "Der SD in Dänemark 1940–1945. Heydrichs Elite und der Gegenterror", Neuhaus, Berlin 2015,

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/search/site/Issel

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=186500&p=1675381&h ... t#p1675381

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=131415&p=1567879&h ... l#p1567879

Best regards
Robert
Thank you ! :thumbsup: You are great.

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The assassination of Kaj Munk - The "Peter Group" of the SD/ Amt VI S

Post by Tamari » 02 Mar 2021 21:53

In addition here is a short version of what Otto Skorzeny's administration deputy Karl Radl had said after the war about the Peter Group and SD's " Gegenterror" in Denmark.

It is noteworthy that Radl here had not named the once head of the so-called "Peter-Group" Otto Schwerdt by his real name but with his cover-name PETER.

The intelligence assessment of Radl at that time was that he is a smart person with good inside-views and a good memory of events and persons but that the often hide things behind a body of lies and exaggerations.

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Source:
https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/RU ... L_0007.pdf


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Robert
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