Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Kriegsgefangenenlager (der Roten Armee) der bei Nevel übergelaufenen estnischen Soldaten in Viljandi . Zur feierlichen Befreiung. K.HINTZER samml.

spaniard (function unknown) helps rise the flag pole

mäe left - mere, mäe rigth - sandberger

litzmann. mere translates

Head of the Directorate of the Estonian Self-Administration hjalmar mäe

mäe left - mere. right - sandberger

 Head of the Directorate  hjalmar mäe talks to 
one of defectors


asav & litzmann

1942 dec. in sector velikije luki - nevel, about 1000 estonians crossed to germans. after short term as POW_s & interrogation, in viljandi camp, most were released by march 43.
later, most were drafted to estonian ss units.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

willing collaborators - ukr, lat, lith, est.

nazi's helpers - ukr


askaris (prob. ukr)

est. omakaitse. gerretz trial



est. omakaitse. from gerretz trial

lithuania freedom fighters in action

Photographic Documentation of the Shooting of a Woman and Child in Miropol

This photograph was taken by the Slovak soldier, Skrovina Lubomir, in Miropol, Ukraine in October 1941. It is one of two known photographs documenting the shooting of women and children at close range in a public park by Ukrainian policemen attached to Order Police Battalion 303. Lubomir testified in Prague in 1958 that he was in a unit guarding bridges when he and two others were assigned to attend the execution, at which 94 Jews (including 49 children) were murdered. The two shooters on the photo are Ukrainian, the 3 Order Police commanders are German.

Source of the photo is USHMM, originally from Security Services Archive, Prague, H-770-3.0020. Source of the context and archival reference is Wendy Lower, 'Axis Collaboration, Operation Barbarossa, and the Holocaust in Ukraine', in A. Kay, J. Rutherford, & D. Stahel (eds.), Nazi Policy on the Eastern Front, 1941: Total War, Genocide, and Radicalization, Boydell & Brewer, 2012, p.200