This album features photos from the 7.SS-Gebirgsjager-Division "Prinz Eugen" from it's formation until the end of the war. This unit was the first SS-Gebirgsjager Division and operated in the Balkans...
Waffen SS Captain Karl-Heinz Boska was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He served with SS Division Das Reich and SS Regiment Langemack. In Nov 1943, Boska led a fierce counterattack against the Russians; with his five tanks he knocked out 12 Russian armor, one field gun, and killed 380 enemy soldiers. He survived the war and died at 84 in 2004.
Statue in front of Horst Wessel’s birth place. Horst Wessel became a figure of legendary status among the ranks of the NSDAP, with even a party anthem written in his honor ('Horst-Wessel-Lied'). His spirit was continually honored by Hitler and the National Socialist Party throughout the years. This recognition was a result of Horst's martyrdom in the name of the Party, falling after receiving a fatal gunshot wound whilst he was fighting two Communists in Berlin in 1930.
Grenadier of German 12th SS Panzer Division ‘Hitlerjugend’, France, 21 Jun 1944. The 12 SS Hitlerjugend division was created in 1943 the emblem of the division show a Sieg rune and a key from the 1.SS Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, in 1943 more than 16,000 men where in the Hitlerjugend division, theses soldiers fought in the East and west.
Dressed in Ancient Germanic regalia, participants in the grand cultural display parade fourth through the arches of a monument as thousands of German citizens gaze at the spectacle. Hitler sought to integrate pagan beliefs into German society, believing it would invoke a strong warrior culture among the masses. Proposed was a "Day of German Art". A way to reconnect the German people to their ancient pagan roots was a grand show of glorious displays of pagan symbology and tradition.