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.
Left image: SS-Unterscharführer Wurrer, a baker in SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking, wearing the Old Style Service Cap. Public domain. Right image: SS-Sturmmann, later promoted SS-Unterscharführer, Sten Eriksson was a Swedish volunteer who first served in the SS-Infanterie-Regiment Germania of the Wiking Division in the Caucasus. Later, he served in the SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 11 (Panzergruppe Saalbach) of the 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland in the Baltics. Eriksson was captured by the Soviets in May 3 1945 during the final Battle of Berlin, but managed to escape by pretending he was a Swedish journalist. He returned back to Sweden in 1945. After World War II, Eriksson became active in HIAG, the organization for former members of the Waffen-SS. Public domain.