COPENHAGEN (Oct. 5)
A communique issued by “former World War II resistance fighters” claimed credit today for blowing up a Nazi memorial monument in a park in the town of Als in Jutland. The dynamite blast completely demolished a monument to the “victims of the fight against Communism” recently erected in the park by followers of Poul Sommer, a Dane who served the Nazis during the occupation of Denmark and subsequently served a 20 year prison term for collaboration. The monument and the park where Sommer’s followers gather has aroused nationwide indignation.
The monument was attacked by enraged citizens soon after it was erected. The inscription was painted over. The communique of the resistance fighters said, “We are against using force, but against the Nazis we shall use all means because the Nazis bear such a huge responsibility that there is no way to suffer such insolence and outrage as provoked by the creation of a Nazi memorial in Denmark.” Police in Copenhagen reported today that a memorial to the Danish anti-Nazi underground in Esbejrg was found defaced by swastikas. They believe it was an act of retaliation by the Nazis.