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Gunnar Dyrberg, Danish resistance fighter, head of Holger Danske (1943–1945), died he was 90


Gunnar Dyrberg  was a member of the Danish resistance movement during World War II  died he was 90.. Dyrberg headed the Holger Danske, a Danish resistance group, from 1943 to 1945 using the code name, “Herman,” to disguise his identity during the German occupation of Denmark.

(November 12, 1921 Faaborg – January 8, 2012)

As head of the Holger Danske, Dyrberg had a very close working
relationship with two of the more famous members of Danish resistance
group, Bent Faurschou-Hviid (“Flame”) and Jørgen Haagen Schmith (code named “Citron”).[1][2] The 2008 Danish film, Flame & Citron, starring Thure Lindhardt and Mads Mikkelsen, was based on the Holger Danske members.[1]
Dyrberg admitted after the war that he was behind the killing of
several German informants and soldiers, though the number has never been
publicly revealed.[1][2]
Dyrberg became a businessman after the war.[1] He then became a writer, recalling his accounts of his time in the Danish resistance movement in several books, novels, and memoirs.[1] From 1971 until 2012, Dyrberg owned an operated the Lillesøgård in Høsterkøb, North Zealand.[1]
Gunnar Dyrberg died at his home in Hørsholm following a long illness on January 8, 2012, at the age of 90.[1][2]

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