Thälmann-Bataillon veterans during ww 2

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Thälmann-Bataillon veterans during ww 2

Post by Mannet » 09 Feb 2021 18:00

what happened with Thälmann-Bataillon veterans during ww 2 ? if not imprisoned in concentration camps, did they fought against Nazis?

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Re: Thälmann-Bataillon veterans during ww 2

Post by daveshoup2MD » 03 Apr 2021 03:50

Mannet wrote:
09 Feb 2021 18:00
what happened with Thälmann-Bataillon veterans during ww 2 ? if not imprisoned in concentration camps, did they fought against Nazis?
Some ended up in the west, from France to Mexico; others in the USSR.

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Re: Thälmann-Bataillon veterans during ww 2

Post by Orwell1984 » 03 Apr 2021 22:43

Look at this article which can be found online through the wayback machine:
https://web.archive.org/web/20110726005 ... 7626-9.pdf

It's an excerpt from Antifascism and memory in eastern germany - Remembering the International Brigades which looks specifically at German volunteers.
It has a breakdown on where some of the volunteers who returned to the GDR ended up post SCW (p 41)
34.5% Nazi Imprisonment in Germany; 17.4 % French Resistance; 15.9% Soviet Union; 2% Switzerland; 1.9% each Sweden and Mexico , smaller numbers in Denmark, Czechoslovakia, China, England, Chile, Argentina, Belgium, USA, Holland, Columbia and Greece. 2.8% remained in Spain in Nationalist captivity, some not being released until 1946

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