Karl Otto Paetel (23 November 1906, Berlin – 4 May 1975, New York) was a German political journalist. During the 1920s he was a prominent exponent of National Bolshevism. During the 1930s he became a member of anti-Nazi German resistance.
Karl Otto Paetel was born on 23 November 1906 in Berlin. He attended the Siemens-Oberrealschule where he got involved in the Köngener Bund. Friedrich-Wilhelm University of Berlin. Paetel became a leader of the movement In 1930 he became co-editor of Die Kommenden with Ernst Jünger.