Two men accused of stealing WWII documents from the National Archives have
admitted having taken 1045 documents.
The two men – 53-year-old KDV and 47-year-old HI – are appearing in court on
charges of having stolen 1062 documents valued by the prosecutor at between
1.5 and 3 million kroner, between 2009 and 2012.
Appearing in court for the first time, the two men’s defence attorneys pleaded
them partially guilty in taking 1045 documents but contested the value of
the collection, which was found in good condition at the 53-year-old’s
house. HI denied having sold any of the documents.
According to the prosecution, the men ripped pages out of the National
Archives collection and smuggled them out in a hollowed out container. The
documents are predominantly papers relating to Denmark’s occupation during
World War II and the legal processes that took place after the end of the
The two men were also charged with, and admitted to, weapons charges involving
a large collection of deactivated World War II weapons.
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