Germanische Leitstelle

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Drammensveien 99 in Oslo, the villa containing the offices of Germanisches Leitstelle in Norway as well as Ahnenerbes Norwegian mission 1941-43

During World War II, Germanische Leitstelle was a department of the SS-Hauptamt under the command of Obergruppenführer Gottlob Berger . It oversaw the recruitment and propaganda offices for the Waffen SS in Oslo, Copenhagen, Brussels and The Hague.

The Germanische Leitstelle in Norway[edit]

The Oslo office was established in 1941 and led by Karl Leib, the son-in-law of Gottlob Berger. It was headquartered in Drammensveien 99 until 1943, when it moved to Colbjørnsens gate 1.

The Germanische Leitstelle published the Germanic Messenger (Germansk Budstikke) and SS-Heftet, which was the Norwegian edition of SS-Leitheft. It was also tasked with coordinating the scientific work of SS, and hosted the Ahnenerbe mission i Norway, led by professor dr. Hans Schwalm.[1]