WHY HAS WAFFEN SS BECOME A CULT?
THE SS FLORIAN GEYER DIVISION
VIDEO: WAFFEN SS IN ACTION
THE WAFFEN SS
Though the Waffen SS were not part of the Nazi killing machine, they knew what was going on.
The war in Russia showed the Waffen-SS in its true light. The armed forces of Hitler's SS were the vanguard of the race war . They showed no mercy to the racial and political opponents of Nazism. Lives of the Jews and the Russian did not have any value, according to Nazi ideology, they could only be used for forced labor for the benefit of Germany. Russian citizens were treated with contempt by the SS, their property, crops and dwellings were seized, even if it led to the death of the owners, given the harsh climate of the country. The Soviet officers and commissioners at the hands of representatives of the Waffen-SS. in accordance with the "commissar order" issued by Fuhrer, simply shot. To the Soviet soldiers captured the Waffen SS, did not apply the Geneva Convention. They were usually left hungry and did not receive medical care. The execution of hundreds of Soviet prisoners of war was commonplace in parts of the Waffen-SS. Once more than 4 thousand prisoners were killed in four days by the Division "Leibstandarte." Killings of thousands of civilians as an act of revenge for the attack guerrillas was also common practice for the Waffen-SS.
HOW A WAFFEN SS SOLDIER WAS MADE
SS men on the march. The soldier behind is a "Unterscharführer" SS. A rank in the SS equivalent to corporal or sergeant in other armies
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE WEHRMACHT AND WAFFEN SS
'A small band of the best and most determined is far more valuable than a large mass of camp followers.'
Adolf Hitler in 1926
'First, there is loyalty, God be praised, we have never had a single case of treason in our ranks.'
'Every man who joins the SS must know, that at any moment, he may be mortally wounded.'
Heinrich Himmler, speaking to SS generals at Poznan 4 October 1943
'Men like Steiner and later Eicke . . . These were the people I most identified with and we often discussed how we could organize a soldierly force, an army along very different lines who would be superbly trained in a new way.'
Sepp Dietrich post-war
WAFFEN SS WERE NOT CRIMINALS: THEY WERE SOLDIERS
THE MOTIVATED FIGHTERS
WHY WERE (ARE?) WAFFEN SS SOLDIERS THE BEST IN HISTORY?
A GERMAN VIDEO
THE HITLERJUGEND WAFFEN SS DIVISION
WAFFEN SS IN ACTION: Rare, Unseen Pictures: Part 2