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.
ϟϟ-Untersturmführer der Waffen-SS Rasmussen
Danish SS-Untersturmführer Ellef Henry Rasmussen joined Waffen-SS in 1940 and served in SS-Infanterie-Regiment Nordland of the Wiking Division before attending the 3.Lehrgang for Germanic officer candidates at Junkerschule Bad Tölz. In 1943 he was assigned to the newly formed 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland. In the final phase of the war Rasmussen become the commander of II./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 24 Danmark. He took part in many important campaigns and battles: Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union; Operation Edelweiß, the advance into the Caucasus; Battle of Narva and Battle of Berlin. After World War II, Rasmussen spent two years in prison on treason convictions, despite having had permission to serve in the Waffen-SS granted by the Danish government and the king during the war. Ellef Henry Rasmussen's war memories are written by Danish historian Peter Møller Hansen: Troskab - Dansk SS-frivillig E.H. Rasmussens erindringer 1940-45. Image: SS-Untersturmführer Ellef Henry Rasmussen photographed outside his command post in Narva 1944. Photo taken by Swedish SS-Untersturmführer Hans-Caspar Kreuger. Rasmussen passed away in 2016. Fair use.