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.
During the night and into the next day, several Waffen-SS kampfgruppen swept through central Kharkov. Every block had to be cleared of enemy troops. The SS-Panzergrenadiers encountered especially stubborn resistance from NKVD troops in the last remaining pockets of Soviet resistance. Image: Totenkopf SS-Panzergrenadiers hitch a ride on one of the division's Panzers IV during the mopping-up operation in Kharkov in March 1943. The SS-Oberscharführer and panzer commander in picture has never been positively identified. Notice the MG42. Photo by SS-Kriegsberichter Peter Adendorf. Commons: Bundesarchiv.