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 with SS-Infanterie-Regiment Germania of the Wiking Division in the Caucasus. Later he served with SS-Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 11 (Panzergruppe Saalbach) of the 11.SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland in the Baltics. Sten Eriksson wrote after the war: In Berlin, 2 May 1945, at Unter den Linden I took off my uniform and belt buckle that said “Meine Ehre heißt Treue”. It was a difficult decision, but it was all over. He was captured by the Soviets on May 3 1945 but managed to escape by pretending to be a Swedish journalist. SS-Unterscharführer Sten Eriksson returned back to Sweden in 1945. After World War II, he became active in HIAG, the organization for former members of the Waffen-SS. Public domain.