Herre, Heinz Danko, born 23-01-1909, in Sankt Avold, Elsaß-Lothringen, the son of an officer. After graduation in 1927, he joined the 13th (Prussian) cavalry regiment in Hanover. In 1928/29 he attended the infantry school of the Reichswehr in Dresden. In 1933 he passed an interpreting exam for Russian. In 1934 he became platoon leader and in 1935 company commander in the engineer battalion in Hann. Münden, later the mountain pioneer battalion in Mittenwald. In 1936 he was assigned to the Olympic Games in Berlin as an honorary officer; he himself previously completed various preparatory courses in pentathlon. From 1937 to 1939 he took part in the General Staff course at the War Academy in Berlin. In August 1939 he became third general staff officer (Ic) in the command staff of General Albert Wodrig and in October 1939 of the XXVI. Army corps in Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium. General Wodrig survived the war and died 31-10-1972, aged 89.
He was a career officer and a German Geheimdienstler, member of the security service, who last reached the German Federal Armed Forces rank Oberst in the General Staff. As a soldier Herre was primarily intelligence-wise active. Starting from 1939 the captain at that time was enemy situation editor in the General Staff of the XXVI. Army corps, under command of General Karl Ritter von Prager , who died age 83 on 31-05-1959 in Horn. Starting from 1943 it in the department foreigner of armies east was active under Generalmajor pure hard Generalmajor Nazi Intelligence Service, Reinard Gehlen, starting from January 1944 as a Chief of Staff of the federations. At the end of 1944 he became Chief of Staff by the Russian General Andrei Andrejewitsch Vlasov, who was hanged by the Russians, age 44, on 02-08-1946, in Moscow. Vlasov led the Russian deserters at the side of the German armed forces of the fighting Russian release army. After end of the World War II it followed pure hard Gehlen, which developed straight on behalf of American crew authorities one with German personnel occupied secret service. Herre brought it in the organization Gehlen up to the leader to the analysis department and kept this post also with the over name of the organization Gehlen
by the Federal Information Service up to the year 1957. Subsequently, he became a department manager Spionage against the sozialisischen states. Statement of Heinz Danko Herre on 08-04-1953: Oberst Herre was informed of Gehlen’s decision to salvage German records and personnel for transfer to the Americans in February 1945 while at Künsing in charge of building up Vlassov’s divisions. He later went to Czechslovakai, where he remained until the end of the war. At the end of the war he returned to Germany on foot and preceded to Unterwössen for the purpose of contacting General der Kavallerie, OKW Freiwilligen Verbände, Ernst Köstring
to see what could be done by the latter to prevent the extradition of Vlassov’s volunteers to the USSR. Having arrived in Unterwössen on 20-05-1945, he and the General discussed the situation at length and were taken to Marquardtstein and from there were both too have been taken to Augsburg for internment. They set of in separate jeeps, however, and by a quirk of fate Herre’s jeep had a flat tire and was left behind. The American sergeant with Herre was in doubt as Herre, was to be sent to Augsburg and so drove him back to Marquardtstein PW camp., where the Duty Officer had been changed in the meantime now one seized upon Herr as a likely high ranking German Officer who could be put in charge of the camp. Thereafter, Herr was made the camp commander and put in charge of dissolving one division. At the end of 1945, Herre was sent to Mosberg with other General Staff Officers of the rank of colonel and above and remained there until 19-11-1945 as political internee. According Gehlen was unable to locate Herre between June and November since Herre’s name did not appear on lists of interned German Officers which were being combed. On 19-11-1945 Herre was released from Mosberg and was taken as a PW to Neu Ulm. He was released on 05-12-1945 and permitted to return ti his home in Krün. He closed its career in German secret services in the year 1970 as a resident of the Federal Information Service in Washington DC off. General Staff major Heinz Danko Herre was a German officer who witnessed P.O.W mistreatment that sickened him, told of SS units following in their wake killing off people. He has no Jewish Bias and no reason to lie about this.
Death and burial ground of Herre, Heinz Danko.
Heinz Herr lived in Krün, Bavaria, and was a member of the German Alpenverein
and was married with Christa von Wedel and the couple had 4 children. Heinz Herre at the age of 79, died on 05-10-1988, Herre is buried with his wife Christa, who died old age 91, on 28-09-2002, and their son Lutz, who they both survived as he died young age 23, on 25-10-1962, on the cemetery of Krün next to his colleague Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 29th Infanterie Division
, Max Fremerey
and Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 88th Infanterie Division
, Graf Georg von Rittberg.