Bundschuh (alternative to Werewolf?)

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Bundschuh (alternative to Werewolf?)

Post by K.Kocjancic » 10 Jan 2021 10:28

In the CV of George Umpfenbach (https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/UM ... G_0004.pdf), is mentioned that he "was active as Werewolf and Bundschuh organiser". Bundschuh is a reference to "a series of localized peasant rebellions in southwestern Germany from 1493 to 1517" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundschuh_movement), but was there any such organization/movement that was being organized in the last days of Nazi Germany? Or is this just an alternative name for Werewolf?

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Bundschuh and Sigrune - SIPO/ SD's and Gestapo's stay-behind organizations

Post by Tamari » 10 Jan 2021 15:34

Hello Klemen,

I rembered that I had read about such an idea/ organization Bundschuh. There was also a comparable organization SIGRUNE.

In the CIA files of Kriegsgerichtsrat Manfred Roeder and Theodor Paeffgen you can find something about this last-minute stay-behind espionage and resistance organization.

It seems that Bundschuh was exclusively planned by SIPO and SD members and that it was not integrated or combined with the overall Werwolf effort of the NSDAP, SS and MilAmt D.

The comparable organization of Sigrune was planned by Gestapo officers.

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Sources:
https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/documen ... 098d51557d

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/documen ... 098d51579d


As far as I can remember without having a look in this book, in Stephan Tyas book about Horst Kopkow there is also a remark about such a Gestapo stay-behind group.

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Re: Bundschuh and Sigrune - SIPO/ SD's and Gestapo's stay-behind organizations

Post by K.Kocjancic » 10 Jan 2021 17:46

Tamari wrote:
10 Jan 2021 15:34
Hello Klemen,

I rembered that I had read about such an idea/ organization Bundschuh. There was also a comparable organization SIGRUNE.

In the CIA files of Kriegsgerichtsrat Manfred Roeder and Theodor Paeffgen you can find something about this last-minute stay-behind espionage and resistance organization.

It seems that Bundschuh was exclusively planned by SIPO and SD members and that it was not integrated or combined with the overall Werwolf effort of the NSDAP, SS and MilAmt D.

The comparable organization of Sigrune was planned by Gestapo officers.


20210110_151957.jpg



20210110_153422.jpg


Sources:
https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/documen ... 098d51557d

https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/documen ... 098d51579d


As far as I can remember without having a look in this book, in Stephan Tyas book about Horst Kopkow there is also a remark about such a Gestapo stay-behind group.

Best regards

Robert
Interesting! Thanks for sharing.

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Klemen

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Re: Bundschuh (alternative to Werewolf?)

Post by wolfguy » 11 Jan 2021 10:25

Hi

Yes,Tamari/Robert is correct, "Bundschuh" was the Sipo/SD equivalent of Werwolf.
Bundschuh was discussed in "The Last Nazis" by Perry Biddiscombe, I highly recommend this book if you are interested in the subject. The book covers Werwolf too.

Wolfguy

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