ϟϟ-Obersturmbannführer der Waffen-SS Weidinger
After the end of WWII, Weidinger was imprisoned by the Americans, along with thousands of other Waffen-SS men who were automatically considered war criminals by virtue of being volunteers in the Waffen-SS, which was designated as a criminal organization by the Allies. He remained a prisoner until June 1951. Otto Weidinger later wrote Comrades to the End - the complete regimental history of the German-Austrian SS-Regiment "Der Führer" as well as a 6 volume history of Division "Das Reich" consisting of five text volumes and a photo compilation. Awards among others: Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, German Cross in Gold, Infantry Assault Badge in Silver, Wound Badge in Silver, Close Combat Clasp in Bronze and Tank Destruction Badge. Credit: Wikipedia. Commons: Bundesarchiv.
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