Danish nazi murderer dies a free man

This German video says about itself:

Hitler’s best friend: still alive!

13 October 2006

Søren Kam – war criminal

Former Danish SS officer. Hiding in München!

Protected by the “New Germany“.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Søren Kam: World’s most-wanted Nazi dies aged 93 a free man

The Nazi was convicted in absentia over the death of a newspaper journalist

Lamiat Sabin

Thursday 02 April 2015

One of the most-wanted Nazis in the world has died aged 93 without having been punished for a murder conviction.

Danish former volunteer officer Søren Kam died on 23 March, just a little more than a fortnight after his wife passed away – according to the German newspaper Allgauer Zeitung as reported by Reuters.

Kam was the fifth-most wanted war criminal by Jewish rights organisation Simon Wiesenthal Center, that seeks to bring former Nazis to justice and educate about the Holocaust.

The Dane had been a volunteer officer in the Schalburg Corps, a [unit of the] SS-Viking division, and was one of three men who killed Danish anti-Nazi newspaper editor Carl Henrik Clemmensen in 1943.

A Danish court convicted him in absentia of the murder after the war. Another man was executed for the same crime.

Kam had fled to Germany where he obtained citizenship in 1956 and his new home country had refused to extradite him to Denmark several times, according to Danish media.

“The fact that Søren Kam, a totally unrepentant Nazi murderer, died a free man in Kempten (Germany), is a terrible failure of the Bavarian judicial authorities,” Dr Efraim Zuroff, from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, said in the statement.

“Kam should have finished his miserable life in jail, whether in Denmark or Germany. The failure to hold him accountable will only inspire the contemporary heirs of the Nazis to consider following in his footsteps,” Dr Zuroff added.

On 30 August 1943, Clemmensen insulted chief editor of the pro-Nazi publication Fædrelandet (the Fatherland) Poul Nordahl-Petersen.

Hours later, believed to be just after midnight the next day, Clemmensen was shot dead by eight bullets by three different guns in Lundtofte.

His body was found in the morning with bullet wounds to his head and upper body.

The center’s most-wanted list, which now lists names of eight men, is based on realistic chances that the accused can be brought to justice. It is not a list of the most notorious Nazis, Dr Zuroff said.

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  6. On June 26, 1944, opposition to the German occupation forces exploded in Copenhagen as workers launched strikes and demonstrations against Nazi executions, including a death sentence against 13 railway workers in Jutland.

    Following the June 6 Allied landing at Normandy, workers and the Danish underground had stepped up their actions against the Nazis. Factories working for the German war effort were sabotaged and the largest munitions manufacturing plant in Copenhagen was blown up in broad daylight.

    In the first wave of demonstrations, led by the Copenhagen shipyard workers, German patrols were overwhelmed in the streets by jeering crowds. Hitler ordered German terror gangs and the Danish Nazi Schalburg Corps to be unleashed against the workers.

    Streetcar workers, telephone operators and truck drivers called strikes. Workers in one factory after another joined the strike, followed by office workers and shopkeepers. Danish puppet officials and the employers association appealed for a return to work.

    By July 1 the movement had coalesced into a general strike. Barricades were thrown up and bloody street fighting erupted. As German forces with their superior firepower cleared one street and moved to the next, workers would regroup and erect new barricades. Copenhagen workers suffered 700 dead and over 1,000 casualties.

    German authorities turned off gas, water and electricity and called in military forces from all over Denmark to surround Copenhagen. But the strike movement spread to other cities and was joined by farmers.

    The Freedom Council, Denmark’s bourgeois-dominated underground movement backed by the Allies, intervened with a proposal to end the general strike if Germany would lift the curfew, withdraw the Danish SS and not carry out reprisals. The council’s offer was readily accepted.



  7. 75 years ago: Danish workers strike against Nazi occupation

    This week in September 1944, Nazi authorities launched a wave of repression in Denmark in a bid to quell a strike that had erupted against the German occupation of the country.

    Thousands of workers, especially in the strategically critical transport sector, had launched a stoppage on September 16. The walk-out was in response to a call by the Danish National Council, a de facto government in exile aligned with the Allied powers, for mass action to halt the impending transfer of 190 political prisoners from Denmark to Germany. Over the following days, the strike expanded and paralyzed Copenhagen and other Danish cities.

    The strike coincided with an upsurge of resistance activity, including a transport strike in the Netherlands against the Nazi occupation, and military operations targeting German collaborators in Greece and throughout Eastern Europe. It followed a general strike in Denmark in July.

    On September 19, SS official Günther Pancke, who functioned as the effective dictator of Denmark, announced a state of emergency. He demanded that Danish police violently repress the strike and prevent it from becoming general. The order led to a series of clashes, including a shoot-out between members of the Danish Royal Guard and German troops, which left eight dead.

    The Nazis responded to indications that the Danish police could not be relied upon by launching a mass round-up. Beginning on September 19, almost 2,000 police officers were arrested, out of a force that numbered about 10,000. They were transferred, in two groups, on September 29 and October 5, to the Neuengamme concentration camp in northern Germany. The repression had the immediate effect of ending the strike. However, opposition to the occupation continued to grow.

    Denmark had been invaded by the Germans in 1940. The country’s government collaborated with the Nazis for several years. In August 1943, amid a growing resistance movement, the government balked at imposing the death penalty for acts of sabotage, as demanded by Nazi authorities. The Germans responded by declaring a state of emergency and effectively dissolving the government. Over the ensuing year, a series of actions would be called, involving broad sections of the Danish population, against the occupation.

    In the last election held prior to the imposition of direct Nazi rule, in March 1943, the fascist National Socialist Workers’ Party of Denmark had received just 2.1 percent of the vote.



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