Let's Build the Latvian Legion

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby Mikedc » 05 Feb 2014 19:46

Phil Don wrote:
IVb : SS Sturmbannführer Dr. Kurt TIEDJEN
SS Sturmbannführer Dr. Harry BEHRNDT

Then I asked if he was sure but never got an answer to that question.
Now I did find that answer myself.
Harry Behrndt(most likely no Dr. before his name)was Apotheker within SS-Sanitäts-Abteilung 15 ánd Apotheker from the Abteilung IVb within the Staff from the 15. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS.

Correct me if I'm wrong please.
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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby LAMERS85 » 30 Nov 2014 05:11

I was wondering if someone here could help me in the right direction?
I am researching my grandfather's time in Schutzmannschaft battalion

Eduards Voldemars Bērziņs joined the Schutzmannschaft battalion (Unsure which one) on 5 August 1941 and was enlisted in the Legion on 26 October 1944 also indicates the field post No - Fp. 37663-I, which belonging to the Latvian Police regiment "Riga"
I had also found a salary calculation card of legionnaire Eduards Bērziņš of 28 February 1945 (prepared in Prague) was also found. on 28 February 1945 last news received from him was in January 1945 as a lieutenant with the German Armed Forces in Stettin.

Any help would be appreciated

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby Marcus Wendel » 30 Nov 2014 14:33

A post dealing with the Holocaust in Latvia was split off into new thread at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=211652, all discussions on the war crimes aspect belong in that section, not this one.


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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby andrewbrancis » 07 Apr 2015 05:16

Hi all ,
I have limited info on my grandfather but have been through every page of this legion sub forum and checked prior to asking hoping someone can help

I am after what division of the Latvian Legion my grandfather mightve been in also what rank and any decorations earnt (if any), Augusts Jozovskis , bn 30/5/1919 , conscripted sometime between March - august 1944 Tukums - KIA noticed recd Dec 24th 1944


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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby PK » 20 Apr 2015 20:45


Your grandfather most probably served in the 19. Division in the "Kurzemes cietoksnis" and took part in the heavy christmas battles. (23-31/12 1944).

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby Georg_S » 21 Apr 2017 16:35

Mikedc wrote:Phil Don wrote the following:
SS Sturmbannführer Dr. Harry BEHRNDT Are you sure???

Harry Behrndt served before joining the 15.Waffen-Gr.Div. in some KZ´s he was Lagerapotheker (pharmacist) in Dachau and then in Sachsenhausen.
He joined the SS in 1933 (174497) and NSDAP (unknown nr) in 37 He started his service in Buchenwald in 1938.

DoB 12.2.1909 Rummelsberg (Pommern)
DoD 11.8.1992 Bodenfelde

If anyone has his promotiondate I would be much grateful. I known that he got his promotion to SS-Stubaf in 9.11.44

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Postby smetanin albert » 13 Nov 2017 11:21

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