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
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 the SS, and hosted the Ahnenerbe mission in Norway, led by Hans Schwalm.