I suggest you kindly add to the 1939 Polish Campaign record that the 8th division perpetrated of the first Wehrmacht’s WWII war crimes in Szczucin where its soldiers and officers have organized a mass killings of some 40 Polish POW and over 20 Jewish civilians.
http://www.holocaust-history.org/wehrma ... ty-2.shtml
Peter K - viewtopic.php?p=1420817#p1420817 wrote:6. Polish POWs in Szczucin were massacred with use of hand grenades and machine guns on 12.09.1939 (40 of them died in the process as well as 30 civilian refugees). 25 Jews were forced to bury them and after that murdered as well. This happened in revenge for the fact that one Lt. (POW) during investigation pulled out a pistol from the holster of Gefreiter (and Kompaniechef) Golla who was investigating him and killed him, commiting suicide after that.