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.
20.Waffen-Grenadierdivision der ϟϟ
Eesti relvagrenaderide SS-diviis
The Soviet air force conducted an air raid, leveling the historic town of Narva on March 6 1944. Soviet air assaults against civilians in Estonian towns were a part of the offensive, aimed at forcing the Estonians away from supporting the German side. Nevertheless, the European SS volunteers succeeded in holding the western bank of the Narva River throughout the spring of 1944. Hundreds of thousands Balts took refuge from the Soviet army by fleeing to Germany and Sweden. For the next fifty years the people of Estonia would pay
for their complicity with the Reich, a debt paid by their inclusion in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In all three countries, Baltic partisans, known colloquially as the Forest Brothers, Latvian national partisans, and Lithuanian partisans (1944-1953), waged unsuccessful guerrilla warfare against the Soviet occupation for the next eight years in a bid to regain their nations' independence. Images: Estonian SS volunteers getting ready to be sent to the northern parts of the Eastern Front to fight off the Soviets. Public domain.