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-Junkerschule Bad Tölz
Waffen-SS officer candidate at Bad Tölz
SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz
The SS-VT addressed the creation of an organic officer corps by creating two officer candidate schools. SS-Brigadeführer Paul Hausser´s school system was designed to provide necessary education to men who demonstrated potential. By 1936, the SS-VT was highly selective. For recruits, it only accepted young men who were healthy, in good physical shape, and who had clean police records. Additionally, recruits had to show proof of pure Germanic ancestry back to 1800, while those who became officers had to further demonstrate this to 1750. Officers and men exercised and trained together, breaking down social barriers and creating comrades, with each man prepared to take the place of his superior, should the latter become a casualty. Party membership was not required for joining the SS-VT. Credit: Marc Rikmenspoel. Top clip: a volunteer at SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz officer training centre, where men from all over Europe were trained by the staff and personalities of the Waffen-SS who made history. Source: 5sswiking. Footage from a German propaganda film. Fair use. Bottom image: SS-Schule Tölz main gate. The SS Officer Candidate School Tölz also had a building dedicated to boxing, gymnastics, indoor ball games, a heated swimming pool and a sauna. Commons Bundesarchiv.