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Janos Zoltay wrote:The official command language for 25 SS "Hunyadi" & 26 SS "Hungaria" divisions was Hungarian. SS Regiment "Ney" (another Hungarian unit) had a translation section attached to the headquarter staff as its official command language was Hungarian, I have not seen anything mentioned for 25 & 26 having one but I would not be surprised if they did not. Germans who could speak Hungarian were transferred from 1,2,3 & 5 SS divisions when "Hunyadi" was being set up. Also in the book "For the homeland" it mentions a language problem between the commander of the fusilier battalion and his men as they were Hungarians transferred from 25 & 26 SS (mainly 26)
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