An interesting meeting at Plassenburg Castle

Die Plassenburg vom gegenüberliegenden Rehturm aus

On 6 My 1943, Regiment Denmark (SS-Regiment 24 Dänemark) was established and was to be included in Division Nordland, 14 days later Free Corps Denmark was officially decommissioned during a parade in the presence of Commander of Division Nordland Felix Steiner. At the same time, he was able to proclaim that the new commander of Regiment Denmark would become the German Obersturmbannführer Graf Von Westphalen.

During the summer of 1943, the unrest started among the Danish volunteers, who were dissatisfied with the fact that the Free Corps had been decommissioned and transitioned to becoming a German unit, at the same time a great deal of especially Romanians had been added to Regiment Denmark. Several Danish volunteers applied to be released by their contract to leave the corps.

The Germans asked the Danish Government for help in reassuring the volunteers. In the end, the Danish government sent the Danish envoy in Berlin Otto C. Mohr (1883-1970. Gesant in Berlin from 1941-45) to Grafenwöhr. On 28 July 1943, Otto C. Mohr was a guest at a dinner, together with the staff from Division Nordland, and most Danish officers were also present for the dinner at Schloss Plassenburg. Here, the envoy was informed of the problems that had arisen.

On 29 July 1943, Otto C. Mohr visited the Danish volunteers in Grafenwöhr, the volunteers had gathered in 4 teams. The envoy gave a speech to the volunteers, and he also went around talking to some of the people. Some of the volunteers were concerned about the development partly in Denmark, but also now that the Free Corps had been abolished.

Envoy Mohr said, among other things, ‘You have joined the fight against our common enemy communism, and you have fought valiantly with our ally Germany, and you are benefiting our common homeland by continuing to fight on until the final victory.’

Person beskrivelser – www.frikorpsdanmark.dk

Otto Carl Mohr was director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a difficult situation for Denmark, from 1936-41, namely in the period around 9 April 1940. He travelled back and forth between Copenhagen and Berlin in the period and the days leading up to Germany’s occupation of Denmark on 9 April. The Foreign Minister during that period was Mr P. Munch.

He was three times in the audience with King Christian X, who wanted him as envoy in Berlin, which he turned down. “But I don’t have anyone else, Director Mohr, that I can send,” the king said, then Otto Mohr said yes, but he was really bitter about being sent to Berlin. He lived at Tiergartenstrasse 48 in Berlin from 15 June 1941 to 28 April 1945, where he was one of the last to escape Berlin.

He was given many orders; On 3 November 1950 he got the Grand Cross of the Order of the Dannebrog. His shield hangs in Fredensborg Palace Church, (white knight).

Otto Carl Mohr (1883 – 1970) – Genealogy (geni.com)

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