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The Schalburg Corps
Corps
(Danish: Schalburgkorpset German: Schalburgkorps) was a Danish volunteer corps and a branch of the Germanic-SS. It was named in honour of Christian Frederik von Schalburg, commander of the Free Corps
Corps
Denmark
Denmark
who was killed in action in the Demyansk Pocket
Demyansk Pocket
in 1942. Thus Christian Frederik von Schalburg
Christian Frederik von Schalburg
did not have anything to do with the creation of the Schalburg Corps. The Danish Germanic-SS
Germanic-SS
was formed on February 2, 1943. On March 30 the corps was renamed Schalburg Corps. During the summer of 1943 Søren Kam was commander of the Schalburg Corps.[1] Members who had not had any Eastern Front combat experience had to go through a six-week political indoctrination and combat training. The corps was divided into two groups, the first made up of regular soldiers and the second, which came to be known as the Danish People's Defence, of civilians, some of whom were expected to provide financial backing. Members of the corps were used as a guard battalion to protect railroads and crossroads from sabotage. In July 1944, the Schalburg Corps
Corps
was incorporated into the SS as SS Training Battalion Schalburg. Six months later it was renamed the SS Guard Battalion Zealand. It was officially disbanded on February 28, 1945.

HQ of the Schalburg Corps
Corps
in Copenhagen, Denmark
Denmark
in 1943. The building is the occupied lodge of the Danish Order of Freemasons.

See also[edit]

Schalburg Cross Schalburgtage

References[edit]

^ Høgh-Sørensen, Erik (2013). Drabet på Clemmensen og historien om Søren Kam
Søren Kam
[The murder of Clemmensen and the story of Søren Kam] (in Danish) (2. revised (after Dansk Dødspatrulje) ed.). People's Press. 223 pages. ISBN 978-87-7137-540-4. 

External links[edit]

"Axis & Legion Militaria". axis101.bizland.com. 2011-04-30. Retrieved 2015-04-09. 

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Danish Nazi collaborationism

Corps

Free Corps
Corps
Denmark Schalburg Corps
Corps
(Danish People's Defence) HIPO Corps
Corps
(Lorenzen group)

Political groups

National Socialist Workers' Party of Denmark

Terror groups

Birkedal-Hansen group Lille-Jørgen group Peter group Schiøler group

Notable collaborators

Carl Værnet Christian Peder Kryssing Christian Frederik von Schalburg Erik Scavenius Frits Clausen Grethe Bartram Helena Adelaide Henning E. Brøndum Ib Birkedal Hansen Jørgen Lorenzen Knud Børge Martinsen Max Johannes Arildskov

See also: Schalburgtage Clearing murder

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Schutzstaffel
Schutzstaffel
(SS)

Branches

Allgemeine SS Totenkopfverbände (SS-TV) Waffen-SS

Leadership

Reichsführer-SS SS and police leader SS personnel SS commands

Leaders

Julius Schreck Joseph Berchtold Erhard Heiden Heinrich Himmler Karl Hanke

Main departments

Personal Staff Reichsführer-SS SS Main Office Head Operational Office Reich Main Security Office
Reich Main Security Office
(RSHA) Economics and Administration Office Office of Race and Settlement (RuSHA) Main Office for Ethnic Germans (VOMI) Office of the Reich Commissioner for Germanic Resettlement (RKFDV) Courts Office Personnel Office Education Office

Ideological institutions

Ahnenerbe Das Schwarze Korps SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz Lebensborn

Police and security services

Regular uniform police (Orpo) Schutzpolizei (Schupo) Criminal police (Kripo) Secret State police (Gestapo) State Security police (SiPo) SS Security Service (SD)

Führer protection

SS-Begleitkommando des Führers Reichssicherheitsdienst

Paramilitary units

Einsatzgruppen Schutzmannschaft Belarusian Auxiliary Police Latvian Police Battalions Ypatingasis būrys Lithuanian Security Police Lithuanian Auxiliary Police Battalions Rollkommando Hamann Arajs Kommando Ukrainian Auxiliary Police Volksdeutscher Selbstschutz Trawnikis Estonian Auxiliary Police Police Regiment Centre

Waffen-SS
Waffen-SS
divisions

Verfügungstruppe (SS-VT) Leibstandarte (LSSAH) SS Division Das Reich SS Division Totenkopf SS Polizei Division SS Division Wiking

Foreign SS units

Germanic-SS Germaansche SS in Nederland Germaansche SS in Vlaanderen Germanske SS Norge Schalburg Corps Britisches Freikorps S.S. Sturmbrigade R.O.N.A. Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS

SS-controlled enterprises

Ostindustrie Deutsche Wirtschaftsbetriebe Deutsche Ausrüstungswerke DEST Allach porcelain Apollinaris Mattoni Sudetenquell Anton Loibl

SS awards

SS Sword of Honour SS Honour Ring SS Honor Dagger

Ranks, uniforms and insignia

Uniforms and insignia of the SS Ranks and insignia of the Waffen-SS Ranks and insignia of the Orpo Corps
Corps
colours of the Waffen-SS

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