This following article by Sune Dahlgård was printed in the anti-immigration magazine Danskeren (The Dane) in April 1995. Sune Dahlgård was interned by the Germans during the Second World War because he had printed and distributed illegal papers. In order to avoid misunderstandings all quotations in italics are taken literally from comment to the Bill introduced by the minister of justice.


The German law

By Sune Dahlgård Ph.D (history)

In more than two generations, between 1871 and 1945, Denmark was living in fear of the much bigger German neighbour and adapted itself essentially to it's wishes and interests. This was called the "German course". However, it all ended with Nazi-German occupation in 1940-45 and the struggle for liberty.

In the years of the German occupation a Danish nazi-party (DNSAP) worked hand in hand with the German occupational power. In spite of that and the indignation in 1945 it was not made punishable to have been a member of this party and no ban against nazi-parties and nazi-propaganda were introduced in Denmark. The civic rights of the constitution were also valid here.

Now in the 50th anniversary of the liberation Bills are made, after German pressure, that in reality could mean the introduction of such bans. The notorious section 266b [a "hate" law] of the penal code of which it was discussed for just one year ago to repeal completely for the sake of the freedom of speech is now proposed extended with a new and more strict addition about propaganda activity, and in the comments to the Bill it is said that the purpose in particular is to prevent that Denmark becomes a haven for distribution of nazi propaganda although nazism is not mentioned in the text of the proposed law.

When I, 50 years ago, as a prisoner of the Germans, was interrogated in the Shell House [the Gestapo Headquarter in Copenhagen] by their "Sicherheitspolizei" (security police) known as the Gestapo I was charged with having distributed "Hetzschriften" ["hate"-literature in this case Anti-German literature], that is what they used to call illegal papers. And I cannot deny that our deeds in those days had - as it is called in the comments to the present Bill - character of propaganda activities, that is to say to regain a free Denmark as a Danish country for the Danish people and that it - as it is referred the same place - resulted in a systematic use of highly negatively charged statements and assertions concerning certain groups of persons, who were covered by the hate-laws of the past. Yes there might even have been a systematic distribution of discriminating statements etc. and among these to foreign countries with the intention of influencing the public opinion. The violation was indeed committed by several persons together. It could certainly be said about quite a lot of the irresponsible elements, as the contemporary Danish politicians used to call us, the co-operating ones belong to the same party, association or other organisation and that the stated utterances of the above mentioned character are a part of the activities of the organisation concerned. The statements was even made in a media that has extensive distribution e.g. a printed paper. And I remember our almost pathetic trouble in getting the necessary printing machines to our "Hetzschriften" ["hate-literature"] when I read that purchase or possession of printing- or copying machines indicates that there has been or has been intended ...- a more extensive distribution.

In short: the Bill suits exactly to legitimate the kind of oppression that the hated and feared Gestapo of the German occupational power exercised in 1944-45. A real German law - and with the irony of history brought in by present the German rulers. What is the real purpose? It can hardly be to shut the mouth on the almost insignificant group of Danish nazis who only have come out by the help of the tireless promotion by certain mass media. It does neither make sense with the few German nazis who have strayed into Denmark and most of whom have been driven out by mini-crystal nights which were arranged in Kværs [the name of a Danish village] and elsewhere with zealous help by the "autonomous" anti-Danish red nazis.

The Bill must be seen in light of the ever more prevailing tendencies to intolerance, xenophobia and racism both nationally as well as internationally, it is written in the comments to the Bill. But these tendencies are really just a part of the propaganda-activities and slogans of the rulers in their Hetzschriften ["hate-literature"] for the denunciation of the natural resistance against the self-destructive immigration policy which has been pursued the last decades.. The Bill seems directed against those Danes who today, as for 50 years ago, are fighting for preserving Denmark as a Danish country for the Danish people liberated from the present invaders [immigrants from the third world]. Anyhow, the Bill suits easily, according to it's comments, to suppress the present resistance fighters. With misty special legislation that can be interpreted and bent to suppress all inconvenient national resistance which already has been cried up as intolerant, xenophobic and racist, Danish prisons and prison camps are made ready like during the German occupation to receive the culprits and the irresponsibles.

There is more than ever a need for a new resistance movement - courageous, strong and Danish.