ϟϟ-Obersturmführer der Waffen-SS Kam

SS-Obersturmführer Søren Kam
SS-Obersturmführer Søren Kam
SS-Obersturmführer Søren Kam from København, Denmark served with 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking. Søren Kam survived the breakout from the Korsun-Cherkassy Pocket in February 1944. When battalion commander SS-Hauptsturmführer Martin Kruse was wounded in October 1944 near Wieliszew in East-central Poland, Kam took over the command and held the line and with the surviving men he covered the retreat of SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 9 Germania. Following this action Kam was awarded the Knight's Cross. He obtained West German citizenship in 1956. Kam is wanted in his native country in connection with the death of newspaper editor Carl Henrik Clemmensen during World War II. Søren Kam was at the time 21 years old. In 1999, Danish Minister of Justice Frank Jensen requested an extradition of Kam. This was refused by Germany. This request was again made in 2004. In 2007, Germany again denied Kam´s extradition to Denmark. SS-Obersturmführer Søren Kam is still alive in 2011 and regularly attends Waffen-SS veterans meetings. Awards: Knight's Cross, Close Combat Clasp Silver, Infantry Assault Badge Silver, Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Classes and the Wound Badge Silver. Second image: taken in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1945. Public domain.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6/11/12

    Søren – Tak for din indsats og held og lykke fremover!

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