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Post by Germanicus » 24 Oct 2021 02:25

Berlin - Volkssturm-Bataillon 3/115

Defence of the city was gradually being organised, with the troops withdrawing from their eastern positions slowly reorganising in the capital. Although neither Gotthard Heinrici, head of Army Group Vistula, or General Weidling, head of LVI Panzer Corps were particularly happy about engaging in urban fighting.

Meanwhile, head of SS Nordland – Joachim Ziegler – was planning on moving his troops south of Berlin then towards the Western allies to avoid the city altogether.

The mixed array of retreated Germany army and SS men, elderly Volkssturm, Hitler Youth, and drafted civilians would soon get their first
experience of fighting on the streets of Berlin.

Yet the majority of mobilised Volkssturm units still remained outside the city.

Early on April 22nd, the Siemensstadt Volkssturm – composed of eldery factory workers – would have its baptism of fire, at positions it had been preparing for much of the previous two months immediately north of the Kaulsdorf and Mahlsdorf S-bahn stations. Accompanied by a Wehrmacht battalion on their left flank and the ‘Warnholz’ police battalion on their right flank, the unit would have its forward companies attacked by Soviet tanks from nearby Hellesdorf. After carrying out a rather successful counterattack, the men of Volkssturm battalion 3/115th withdrew to new positions near Friedrichsfelde Ost S-bahn station. Although by midnight that position would become untenable and they would pull back even
further into the city.

Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels, would publish an editorial in the last edition of Das Reich newspaper calling on every man, woman, and
child to fight in defence of the city.

“The hour of our last triumph is awaiting us. It will be bought with blood and tears but it will justify all the sacrifices we have made.” – Joseph Goebbels

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Post by Germanicus » 24 Oct 2021 02:33

THE NAZI DEATH MARCHES, 1944-1945

Implication of a Volkssturm Unit in a War Crime

Another group of killers whose professional field had little to do with the systematic liquidation of the Reich’s political or racial enemies, but who engaged in large-scale murder during the death-march period, consisted of members of the Volkssturm, the popular party militia that was
comprised of older people who were unfit for ordinary military service, which was established in the autumn of 1944. The Volkssturm inherited
the hopeless task of attempting to stem the advance of the Allied armies at the local level.

One of the most gruesome massacres in which Volkssturm members played a role occurred during the evacuation of Hungarian-Jewish prisoners
from a camp on the Austro-Hungarian border near the town of Eisenerz. A significant contingent of between 6,000 and 8,000 prisoners set out from Graz on April 4, 1945, passing through the area on April 7. The prisoners formed three columns under the members of the Volkssturm, the
Gestapo, and a few Ukrainian Waffen-SS soldiers. The limited number of guards made it necessary to mobilize local Volkssturm units as escorts
along the entire evacuation route. The lengthy procession made its way through the Präbichl Pass, an Alpine pass near Eisenerz that exited in the direction of Hieflau. The decision to murder the Jews, who were being marched towards Mauthausen, was apparently made by Otto Christandl,
the Kreisleiter of Leoben District. The killers in this case were a group of inductees from a Volkssturm unit in Eisenerz, and thei victims
consisted of approximately 250 Jewish prisoners.

It is worth recalling that these killers operated under a unique reality. They were civilians mobilized for security service in the vicinity of their own homes. They had been unable to contribute significantly to the war effort against the Allies, and the real enemy, whom they regarded as a truly existential menace, consisted of the concentration-camp prisoners who circulated near their homes. The local press abounded with stories and rumors of rape and looting by camp prisoners who had been able to escape the evacuation convoys and grim warnings against offering to
transport them. During the last weeks of the war, rumors intended to stir such fears found an attentive audience with a public that was
starved for reliable information amid the total collapse of every official ssystem. Rumors were enveloped in a dense fog of inaccuracy about the
real identities of the strange, repulsive people who were crossing local citizens’ doorsteps. Social behavior influenced by rumors can act in various
ways, one of which is the eruption of violence. This happens when the social order is ailing, vulnerable, or challenged. Wars, epidemics, riots,
and the disruption of the familiar order are pernicious by nature and transform rumors into dangerous triggers of violence. This was the state of German society during these weeks, and that underlay the social infrastructure that created the conditions under which so many individuals
joined the circle of killers of concentration-camp prisoners during the death march period. This peculiar pro-murder infrastructure, however,
could not have existed in the absence of a general social consensus about the identities of the victims.

Alfred Jespen, one of the individuals in charge of providing transportation, evacuated prisoners from Camp Wilhelmshaven, a satellite camp of Neuengamme. Approximately 200 prisoners perished during the evacuation, either from Allied aerial bombardment of the train or guards’ bullets. In his trial after the war, Jespen claimed that the prisoners whom he murdered or had ordered others to kill in the town of Lüneburg, where a large massacre of this group of prisoners took place, were in any case assumed to be half-dead. Ludwig Krenn, commander of the Volkssturm unit whose members slaughtered the Jewish prisoners near Eisenerz, told his unit in a “pep talk” a day before the murders that “These pigs and dogs deserve to get shot, all of them.” When the killers hunted for runaway prisoners in various locations, they lent their prey the macabre folkloric identity of rodents or rabbits. Survivors’ testimonies repeatedly assert that guards treated them like wild, dangerous dogs that had to be exterminated.

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Post by Germanicus » 24 Oct 2021 02:53

The Volkssturm and the SA. Not Guilty at Nuremberg!!

The numerous and somewhat stronger units were combined into auxiliary troops for clearence work after air raids.

In Graz the SA units were not used for guard duties of concentration camps, prisoners of war and camps for foreigners.

All the SA work practically ceased with the organization of the Volkssturm in 1944, as all SA leaders and men were placed in the Volkssturm.

During the Second World War the SA had a role in air-raid duties. The International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg decided that the SA was
not guilty of war crimes: "Up until the purge beginning on June 30, 1934, the SA was a group composed in large part of ruffians and bullies who participated in the outrages of that period. It has not been shown, however, that these atrocities were part of a specific plan to wage aggressive
war, and the Tribunal therefore cannot hold that these activities were criminal under the Charter. After the purge the SA was reduced to the
status of unimportant Nazi hangers-on."

https://spartacus-educational.com/GERsa.htm

https://stacks.stanford.edu/file/ks138j ... jc2662.pdf
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Post by Germanicus » 24 Oct 2021 03:01

Advice from the Gau Propaganda office

Language Rule for the Volkssturm

Terms such as partisans or similar negative terms may never be used in our propaganda. Under the present conditions, the German people is gathering its whole defensive strength, which is an enormous and previously untouched reserve. The reserves that remain in the homeland will be gathered into the Volkssturm by order of the Führer. The task of the Volkssturm is to use its abilities unconditionally to make life for our enemies
on German soil impossible.

To prevent misunderstandings about members of the Volkssturm, terms such as partisans, guerillas, or terrorists are not to be used. The members
of the Volkssturm are combatants under international law and are to be designated as such.

The German Volkssturm shows the unshakable will of the German people not to surrender its freedom under any circumstances. It is the only foundation for our future. The strength that is mobilized through it is enormous and will present our enemy with insoluble problems. The
Volkssturm is a multiplication of the previous Wehrmacht in the Reich. If the enemy attempts to drive into this or that place in the interior of the Reich, this force will grow with each kilometer. The enemy will hardly be in the position even with its industry and economy to send as rapidly
and as many 16- to 60-year-olds to attack Germany as we will be able to gather with lightning speed in the event of acute danger in the
Volkssturm. That is where the great military value and meaning of the National Socialist Volkssturm is to be seen.

Now the task is to organize, train, and lead the companies and battalions. Our meetings must especially emphasize the growing strength of our Wehrmacht as a result of the Volksturm in the event of approaching danger.

Some understood the Reichsführer SS’s speech to mean that we should attack the enemy with flails and scythes, as the Army of Liberation was
told to do in 1813. These critics do not note that in the same breath the Reichsführer mentioned that the Volkssturm be trained and equipped
with infantry and anti-tank weapons. Here, too, the goal is to make life as difficult as possible for the enemy if he succeeds in entering German territory here or there. He has to pause for breath, requisition food or bring it in, rest, repair machines and weapons. The goal is to make every movement difficult and hinder any recuperation. Each building must be defended with every means and using every art of war.— That and that
only is how the Reichsführer SS’s words are to be understood. It is also good for everyone to participate enthusiastically in training to become a
good shot and a good fighter. Men with the right spirit, when they have a weapon in their hands, will be a fighting force the enemy cannot overcome,

The situation of the German people today is no worse than it was in 1939. In fact, one can say that it is significantly worse for the enemy, for he faces the fanatic resistance of a German people that is fighting for its life. Back then, some of our armies were still being formed and others were not fully equipped, but they faced a world of enemies. With the force of the German attack, the German Wehrmacht fought battles that won us
five full years of time. This gain of time is so great that even today we stand at the North Cape, on the borders of East Prussia and the West, in
the General Gouvernment, on the Hungarian plains, and in Italy. The enemy has suffered great and irreplaceable losses in matériel. The enemy
has fought for five full years and suffered the greatest losses, but has been unable to defeat the Reich. We have succeed in what seemed
impossible in 1939, and with the second great use of the strength of the German people we will succeed in defending what we set out to do:
Away with the Treaty of Versailles, which enslaved the German people and led to its collapse, unification of all tribes in a Greater German Reich, securing the food supply of the German people, and a final victory of German arms, against which the hate of the enemy will break.

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Post by Germanicus » 24 Oct 2021 21:40

T-311 Roll 170: Army Group Vistula War Diary, Berlin Area Nov 44 - Mar 45

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Post by Germanicus » 25 Oct 2021 02:58

New Find

Volkssturm-Bataillon Windischgarsten

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Lehrgang Volkssturm Kreis Helmstedt Niedersachsen

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https://www.ebay.de/itm/265087991332?ha ... olid=10049

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Volkssturm-Bataillon 21/171


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Der Volkssturm – ein gescheiterter Versuch, die Niederlage des Deutschen Reiches abzuwenden

Michael P. Vollert

Volkssturm-Bataillon Waldkampf

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Post by Germanicus » 25 Oct 2021 03:59

T-313 Roll 324: 3rd Panzer Army War Diary, East Prussia Oct-Dec 44

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Post by Germanicus » 25 Oct 2021 07:21

Geheime Reichssache“ Christianstadt – Das Ende einer Kleinstadt zwischen Oder und Neiße sowie der Sprengstoff-Fabrik „Ulme“.

Zu den am 13./14. Februar 1945 bei Christianstadt und Naumburg kämpfenden Truppen gehörte das 24. Panzerkorps unter General Nehring
und das 4. Panzerkorps unter General Gräser, auf sowjetischer Seite stand General Konjew. Bei Kämpfen um die Bahnlinie BenauChristianstadt bei Königsdubrau, an der auch das Volkssturm-Bataillon 331 Sagan-Land teilnahm, blieben viele Tote im völlig zerstörten Wald zurück. Die Überlebenden zogen über die Neiße zwecks Zusammenfassung mit anderen Einheiten.

Die deutschen Truppen hatten aufgrund des Mangels an Treibstoff und Munition kaum Chancen, das Kriegsende zu beeinflussen. Viele Einheiten
mußten die Kampfgebiete verlassen. General von Ahlfen erinnerte sich wage an die Kämpfe von Christianstadt. Apotheker Dr. Woita wußte,
daß am Tage vor seinem Truppeneinzug Teile der Polizeibrigade Wirth und ein Volkssturm-Bataillon anrückten. In den Wochen zuvor kamen viele Truppenteilen aus dem Osten über die Boberbrücke, aber keine Formationen, die ostwärts in Richtung Front marschierten.

Am 18./19. Februar 1945 kämpfte das Volkssturm-Bataillon 331 südwestlich von Christianstadt bei Benau. Dieser am 14. Februar 1945
vom 24. Panzerkorps begonnene deutsche Angriff kam am 18. Februar zehn Kilometer südwestlich Christianstadts zum Stehen, ohne das die
geplante Vereinigung mit der von Süden angreifenden Division zustande kam. General Gräser brach diese Opperation am 19. Februar 1945 ab.

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[Translation]

On the 13./14. In February 1945 troops fighting near Christianstadt and Naumburg belonged to the 24th Panzer Corps under General Nehring
and the 4th Panzer Corps under General Grasses, with General Konev on the Soviet side. During the fighting for the Benau-Christianstadt railway
line near Königsdubrau, in which the Volkssturm-Battalion 331 Sagan-Land also took part, many dead remained in the completely destroyed forest. The survivors moved across the Neisse to join other units.

Due to the lack of fuel and ammunition, the German troops had little chance of influencing the end of the war. Lots of units
had to leave the combat areas. General von Ahlfen vaguely remembered the fighting in Christianstadt. Pharmacist Dr. Woita knew
that on the day before his troops entered, parts of the Polizeibrigade Wirth and a Volkssturm-Battalion advanced. In the weeks before,
many troops came from the east over the Boberbrücke, but no formations that marched eastwards towards the front.

On 18./19. In February 1945 the Volkssturm-Battalion 331 fought southwest of Christianstadt near Benau. This one on February 14, 1945
The German attack started by the 24th Panzer Corps came to a halt on February 18, ten kilometers southwest of Christianstadt, without the
planned union with the division attacking from the south came about. General Gräser broke off this operation on February 19, 1945.

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Post by Germanicus » 25 Oct 2021 07:32

The photo is identified as Volkssturm original Fotografie Versehrteneinheit [Disabled unit] Neustadt Holstein 1944 / 1945 !!

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Post by Germanicus » 25 Oct 2021 07:54

Das Kriegsende ist „nur noch eine Station unter vielen auf unserm Leidenswege" Quellen zum Ende des Zweiten Weltkrieges in und um Bielefeld

Martin Tabaczek

IX. Volkssturmbataillon

Nr. 1 Bericht von Rektor Engelken, Adjutant des Bataillonsführers Dr. Graeven", über den Einsatz des IX. Volkssturmbataillons im Kampf
um Bielefeld am 4. April 1945

Gefechtsstand im Gymnasium

Am 3. April fand in der Helmholtz-Oberrealschule, Ravensbergerstraße, eine Bataillonsführerbesprechung mit dem Kreisstabsführer Brüggen'' statt. Das Ergebnis dieser Besprechung war folgendes:

„Der Volkssturm bleibt auf seinem Posten, solange die Wehrmacht nicht den Befehl zur Räumung gibt. Es ist ein Melder in den Sedanbunker" abzustellen, der den entsprechenden Wehrmachtsbefehl den Bataillonen zu überbringen hat. Kommt der Melder nicht durch, so entscheidet der Bataillonsführer nach Lage der Dinge selbständig"

Der vom IX. Bataillon angestellte Melder ist bereits am Nachmittag desselben Tages vom Kreisstabsführer Brüggen ohne weitere Weisung entlassen worden; der Melder hat sich beim Bataillonsführer nicht zurückgemeldet.

Am 4. April um etwa 15 Uhr wurde Gefechtstätigkeit am Lönkert gemeldet. Der Bataillonsführer entsandte einen Späher, der vom Lönsweg aus das Gelände und den Bahnhof Brackwede beobachten sollte. Dieser meldete gegen 15 Uhr 30, daß ein feindlicher Panzer in Höhe des Lutterkolkes mit seinem Geschütz den Betriebsbahnhof Brackwede bestreiche. Der Bataillonsführer hielt laufend die Verbindung mit dem Bataillonsfüher Dohse,
der die Wehrmacht in der Verteidigung der Panzersperre an der Kreuzapotheke an der Gütersloherstraße zu unterstützen hatte. Dieser meldete
zwischen 15 Uhr 30 und 16 Uhr, daß die Panzersperre am Kalkwerk bei Brackwede durchstoßen sei und der Feind gegen seine Sperre mit Infanterie vorfühle. Im übrigen seien Panzer auf der Steinhagener Straße im Anrollen. Ferner seien Panzer bis zur Sperre an der Gütersloherstraße (Kreuzapotheke) vorgefahren, hätten dann aber wieder abgedreht.

Kurz nach 17 Uhr erschien auf dem Bataillonsgefechtsstand im Gymnasium der Bataillonsführer Astroth; er berichtete: „Um 17 Uhr hat Major
Lösing mir gesagt: ,Wir setzen uns ab; der Krieg ist für uns in Bielefeld aus.'" Bataillonsführer Dr. Graeven veranlaßte ihn daraufhin, sich diese Auskunft vom Kampfkommandanten noch einmal schriftlich bestätigen zu lassen. Diese Bestätigung erfolgte telefonisch wiederum durch Major Lösing.

Um 17 Uhr 30 hörte man auf dem Schulhof des Gymnasiums aus der feindlichen Stellung herüber einen Lautsprecher, durch den die Bevölkerung aufgefordert wurde, die Keller aufzusuchen, weil wegen des Nichtöffnens der Sperren Artilleriefeuer auf die Stadt gelegt werden würde.
Für den Fall des Öffnens der Sperren wurde der Bevölkerung zuvorkommende Behandlung zugesichert. Daraufhin setzte länger andauerndes Artilleriefeuer (Einzelfeuer) ein.

Während der Beschießung versuchte der Bataillonsführer durch Anruf bei der Befehlsstelle im Bunker Sedanstraße etwas über die Lage zu erfahren; dabei teilte ihm die Vermittlungsstelle mit, daß der Kampfkommandant abfahrbereit und die Polizei bereits abgerückt sei. Der Volkssturm sei nicht mehr da. Überrascht durch diese Auskunft rief der Bataillonsführer den Kampfkommandanten Oberst Sommer an, der erklärte, daß die Wehrmacht Bielefeld weiterhin verteidige, sich aber demnächst absetzen werde; der Zeitpunkt werde durch die Lage bestimmt.

Kurz darauf entließ der Bataillonsführer die Kompanie Hartmann und dankte dem Kompanieführer sowie dem Hauptfeldwebel Kahler für ihre treue Arbeit.

Wenige Minuten später erschien der Kompanieführer der 2. Alarmkompanie Bartels, der — mit seiner Kompanie im Anmarsch — um Aufklärung über die Lage und um nähere Weisungen bat. Der Bataillonsführer forderte ihn auf, sich sofort mit dem Kampfkommandanten in Verbindung zu setzen; dieser gab ihm die Auskunft: „Die Wehrmacht setzt den Volkssturm nicht ein." Daraufhin entschloß sich Kompanieführer Bartels, seine Kompanie ebenfalls zu entlassen.

Damit war um 18 Uhr 30 die Tätigkeit des Bataillons und des Bataillonsführers an sich beendet.

Bielefeld, den 5.4.1945 gez. Engelken, Adjutant

https://www.stadtarchiv-bielefeld.de/Po ... 2005_1.pdf

[Translation]

No. 1 Report by Rector Engelken, Adjutant to the battalion leader Dr. Graeven ", on the use of the IX Volkssturm Battalion in combat
around Bielefeld on April 4, 1945.

Command post in the high school

On April 3, a battalion leader meeting with the district staff leader Brüggen took place in the Helmholtz secondary school, Ravensbergerstrasse.
The result of this meeting was the following:

“The Volkssturm remains at its post as long as the Wehrmacht does not give the order to evacuate. A detector is to be placed in the sedan bunker "who has to deliver the appropriate Wehrmacht order to the battalions. If the detector does not get through, the battalion leader decides independently according to the situation"

The from IX. Detectors employed in the battalion had already been dismissed in the afternoon of the same day by the District Staff Leader Brüggen without further instructions; the reporter has not reported back to the battalion leader.

On April 4 at around 3 p.m., combat activity was reported on the Lönkert. The battalion leader dispatched a scout to observe the area and the Brackwede station from the Lönsweg. At about 3:30 p.m., the latter reported that an enemy tank was sweeping the Brackwede depot near the Lutterkolke with its gun. The battalion leader kept in touch with battalion leader Dohse, who had to support the Wehrmacht in defending the
anti-tank barrier at the Kreuzapotheke on Gütersloherstrasse. This reported between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. that the anti-tank barrier at the
lime works near Brackwede had been breached and the enemy had sent infantry against his barrier. In addition, tanks were rolling up on Steinhagener Strasse. Furthermore, tanks drove up to the barrier on Gütersloherstrasse (Kreuzapotheke), but then turned off again.

Shortly after 5 p.m., battalion leader Astroth appeared at the battalion command post in the grammar school; he reported: “At 5 p.m. Major has
Loosen me said, 'We'll settle down; the war is over for us in Bielefeld. "" Battalion leader Dr. Graeven then caused him to have this information confirmed again in writing by the combat commandant. This confirmation was again given by telephone by Major Lösing.

At 5:30 p.m. a loudspeaker was heard from the enemy position in the school yard of the grammar school, asking the population to go to the
cellars because artillery fire would be set on the city because the barriers would not open. In the event that the barriers were opened, the population was assured of courteous treatment. Then began prolonged artillery fire (single fire).

During the bombardment, the battalion leader tried to find out something about the situation by calling the command post in the Sedanstrasse bunker; the exchange informed him that the combat commandant was ready to leave and that the police had already left. The Volkssturm is no longer there. Surprised by this information, the battalion leader called the combat commandant, Colonel Sommer, who stated that the Wehrmacht would continue to defend Bielefeld but would soon withdraw; the point in time is determined by the situation.

Shortly afterwards, the battalion leader dismissed the Hartmann company and thanked the company leader and Sergeant Kahler for their loyal
work.

A few minutes later the company commander of the 2nd alarm company, Bartels, appeared, who - with his company on the march - asked for clarification of the situation and for more detailed instructions. The battalion commander asked him to contact the combat commander immediately; the latter gave him the information: "The Wehrmacht is not using the Volkssturm." Thereupon Company Commander Bartels
decided to dismiss his company as well.

This ended the battalion and the battalion commander's activities at 6:30 p.m.

Bielefeld, den 5.4.1945 gez. Engelken, Adjutant

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Post by Germanicus » 25 Oct 2021 07:57

KTB der "Gneisenau - Division" des WK XI (Division- Denecke). 549. VGD.

Volkssturm-Bataillon „Kurhessen“
Volkssturm-Bataillon „Hamburg“

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Volkssturm 2. Kompanie Bataillon (Einsatzbataillon) 25/65 (E) Königsberg vom 19.10.1944 bis 10.04.1945 Kompaniechef Weiß ?
Bataillonführer Schreiber

Königsberg 1944/1945 Volkssturm Ahnenforschung

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Post by Germanicus » 25 Oct 2021 08:03

Deutschen Volkssturms auch in Hamburg.

1944 (Okt.) Zur Verteidigung Hamburgs werden 12.000 Volkssturmmänner eingezogen und ausgebildet.

[1944 (Oct.) 12,000 Volkssturm men are drafted and trained to defend Hamburg.]

Zusätzlich wurde dem Kampfkommandanten das Marinevolkssturmregiment 6 mit 10 Bataillonen unter dem Standartenführer Zirbis unterstellt.

[In addition, the combat commander was subordinated to the 6. Marine Volkssturm-Regiment with 10 battalions under Standartenführer Zirbis.]

Siebenborn, Kerstin, Der Volkssturm im Süden Hamburgs 1944/45,Hamburg, 1988

http://opus.ub.hsu-hh.de/volltexte/2012 ... amburg.pdf

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Post by Germanicus » 25 Oct 2021 08:19

Die NS-Morde und -Standgerichtsfälle in Schwarzau im Gebirge und Umgebung im April/Mai 1945 im Lichte des Volksgerichtsverfahrens 1945 – 1948

[The Nazi murders and court cases in Schwarzau in the mountains and the surrounding area in April / May 1945 in the light of the people's court proceedings]

Volkssturm-Sonderkommando der Kreisleitung Neunkirchen

HJ-Sonderkommando

Volkssturm B-Bataillon unter dem Kommando von Georg Nowotny

http://othes.univie.ac.at/692/1/05-19-2008_9702536.pdf

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Re: An extensive list of Volkssturm-Bataillons?

Post by Sid Guttridge » 25 Oct 2021 14:41

Hi Germanicus,

Do you yet have a rough estimate for the number of Volkssturm battalions actually formed?

Kissel says that the known killed and missing came from some 700 different battalions, but how many battalions were there?

Cheers,

Sid.

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