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There were a lot of "auslanders". So we had us, waloons, flemish, romanians, dutch, norwegians, danish, poles. The first ones were in their national formations, the rest in all-german units.
Mention of Polish volunteers in Waffen SS in memoirs of Ukrainian Flakhelper
kindzjal wrote:Another Polish Schuma Battailon was the 107th.
Created in 1943 in Volodymyr-Volynskyi. The battalion consisted of 450 Poles from Volhynia under German command. The unit did not take part in any combat. In January 1944 the entire battalion deserted and joined the Armia Krajowa (27th Home Army Infantry Division ).
A very interesting unit is the Schutzmannschaftsbataillon 104.
Created in 1942 in Kobrin. The battailon was a mixed unit (Poles, Ukrainians and some Belorussians) (!)
In March 1943 a big part of the battalion (under the commend of Feldwebel Michal Kunicki) deserted and joined the "Begma" partisan brigade.
Other "Polish" Schuma Battailons :
jednastka wrote:[...] He was then told that they would start shooting his family members one-by-one, starting with the women, until he signed.
jednastka wrote: Once he signed, he and his three eldest sons were immediately "volunteered" into the Wermacht and sent to the Eastern Front. [...] Vic
Askold wrote:A Pole from 3rd SS div. Totenkopf, photo from period journal scanned by my friend.
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