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.
15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der ϟϟ
Latvian SS Legion
The Latvian Legion was created in January 1943. The Legion consisted of two divisions of the Waffen-SS: 15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS and 19.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS. The Latvian Legion fought its first battle in the Siege of Leningrad on March 18 1943. It continued fighting around Leningrad until the German forces retreated in January 1944. On January 27 1945 SS-Oberführer Adolf Ax stated: They are first and foremost Latvians. They want a sustainable Latvian nation state. Forced to choose between Germany and Russia, they have chosen Germany, because they seek co-operation with western civilization. Image: SS soldiers of the Latvian Legion at attention. Credit: Pink. Fair use.