Catalogue description Walter Paul KRAIZIZEK: German. Walter KRAIZIZEK, briefly a member of HITLER's SS...

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Details of KV 2/2638
Reference: KV 2/2638

Walter Paul KRAIZIZEK: German. Walter KRAIZIZEK, briefly a member of HITLER's SS Bodyguard in the mid 1930s, was working in South Africa at the outbreak of war in 1939, was interned there and escaped to Mozambique where he was employed by the local Abwehr in Lorenco Marques. KRAIZIZEK was expelled from Mozambique in 1944 and returned to Germany where he was recruited by Otto SKORZENY for his Werewolf unit which, however, he managed to avoid joining. He was finally arrested by US forces in 1945 and transferred to Camp 020 for interrogation later that year. This file contains detailed accounts of KRAIZIZEK's escape from internment in South Africa (with the help of the pro-Nazi South African Ossewa Brandwag organisation) and of his work and associates in Lourenco Marques

Note: Serial 15a account of German community in Lorenco Marques; Serial 34a report on initial interrogation of KRAIZIZEK in Gibraltar; Serial 36a summary biography; Serial 40a KRAIZIZEK arrested in Germany; Serial 50a Camp 020 progress report on his case; Serial 58a accounts of staff members of Consulate General on Lourenco Marques
Date: 1943 May 22 - 1945 May 13
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Former reference in its original department: PF 66174 VOL 1
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
Access conditions: Retained Until 2007
Record opening date: 03 September 2007

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