Waffen-SS

Nijmegen Bridge 1940

Battle Waffen-SS 5 Min Read

The Nijmegen road bridge after it had been blown by Dutch Army Engineers on the morning of 10 May 1940. The rail bridge was blown by the Dutch Army on the same morning. The Nijmegen area was the target of the German XXVI Corps with 254th Infantry Division to north and 256th Infantry Division to south, with 9th Panzer Division…

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Himmler and Vlasov

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Book Review: Propaganda und Terror in Weißrußland 1941-1944: Die deutsche “geistige” KriegsfĂŒhrung gegen Zivilbevölkerung und Partisanen.

Babette Quinkert. Propaganda und Terror in Weißrußland 1941-1944: Die deutsche “geistige” KriegsfĂŒhrung gegen Zivilbevölkerung und Partisanen. Krieg in der Geschichte. Paderborn: Schöningh Paderborn, 2008. 420 pp. EUR 58.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-506-76596-3. Reviewed by Jeff Rutherford (Wheeling Jesuit University)Published on H-German (March, 2010)Commissioned by Susan R. Boettcher Nazi Germany’s Battle for…

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The Organization of the Eastern Troops, 5 May 1943

How To Use the Formation Tables BelowThe tables below provide the organization of the Eastern Troops in service of the Germany Army on 5 May 1943.  Only units known to the General der Osttruppen, the commanding officer responsible for supervising eastern troops, are presented in the tables.  The tables are…

Baltic ROA SS Ukraine Waffen-SS 14 Min Read

Book Review:An der Seite der Wehrmacht: Hitlers auslĂ€ndische Helfer beim “Kreuzzug gegen den Bolschewismus” 1941-1945.

Rolf-Dieter MĂŒller. An der Seite der Wehrmacht: Hitlers auslĂ€ndische Helfer beim “Kreuzzug gegen den Bolschewismus” 1941-1945. Berlin: Christoph Links Verlag, 2007. 280 pp. ISBN 978-3-86153-448-8; EUR 24.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-86153-448-8. Reviewed by Jeff Rutherford (Department of History, Wheeling Jesuit University)Published on H-German (April, 2009)Commissioned by Susan R. Boettcher A Reappraisal…

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Book Review:The Shoah in Ukraine: History, Testimony, Memorialization

Ray Brandon, Wendy Lower, eds. The Shoah in Ukraine: History, Testimony, Memorialization. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2008. ix + 378 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35084-8. Reviewed by Jeff Rutherford (Department of History, Wheeling Jesuit University)Published on H-German (April, 2009)Commissioned by Susan R. Boettcher Perpetrators, Victims, and Memory: The Holocaust in…

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“AXIS & FOREIGN LEGION MILITARIA” – Axis & Legion Militaria

European Waffen-SS Map issued by Amtsgruppe B of the Main Office on 1 February 1945. This map illustrates cloth insignia worn by foreign volunteers in the German Armed Forces. During the early 1930s the Fascist and Nazi movements spread all over Europe. Almost each western and later eastern European country…

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