Welcome! This is a Non-Political and a Non-Profit site (to include its authors and contributors) and does not subscribe to any revisionist organizations. This site is only to explore the combat role and history of the European Waffen-SS in World War II. Enlistment rolls show that a total of 950,000 men (German and foreigners) served in its ranks between 1940 and 1945. This blog contains a collection of real events and information on these volunteers for historical research and documentation.
SS-Untersturmführer Erwin Höke
SS-Untersturmführer Erwin Höke (November 15 1920 – January 25 1998), a Leibstandarte veteran since 1940, commanded 2.Batterie (Wespen) of SS-Artillerie-Regiment 12 (12.SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend). Höke was wounded while destroying two Canadian anti-tank guns on the night of June 8 1944 but survived World War II. Image: Private Collection.