Let's Build the Latvian Legion

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Georg_S » 23 Sep 2019 18:59

Hallo

Many Thanks Phil and PK.

I have downloaded 30gb of CIA files and there is pretty many files about Apsitis and the discussion if he should work for the CIA, send me an email and I send the files to you.

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Georg
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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Georg_S » 28 Sep 2019 20:17

Here is some info I want to share with you who are interessted in the Latvijan Legions.

Betr Teilnehmer des 2. Offz. Lehrganges (Letten)

Folgende Tewilnehmer am 2. Offz.-Lehrgang mit wirkung vom
20.5.1944 wie folgt versetzt

Zur 15.Waffen-Gren.Div-SS
SS-Ustuf Bluemtals, Arvis
SS-Ustuf Elmars Germanis
SS-Ustuf Edgards Riekstinsch
SS-Ustuf Julijs Sirmais

Zue 19.Waffen-Gren. Div.-SS
SS-Ustuf Karlis Kalnins
SS-Ustuf Aleksandrs Pavlovskis
SS-Ustuf Janis Spruksts
SS-Ustuf Verners Voitkus
SS-Ustuf Ludwigs Lazdinsch
SS-Ustuf Viktors Limbens
SS-Ustuf Janis Repins

Zur Korps-Flak-Bttr. GenKdo. VI.SS-Freiw. A.K.
SS-Ustuf Voldemars Zvirgzdins

zu SS-Gren.AuE.Einheiten 15
SS-Ustuf Zanis Elferts
SS-Ustuf Janis Kilis
SS-Ustuf Roberts Kirsfelds
SS-Ustuf Vilis Kowalskis
SS-Ustuf Alexsandrs Krampis
SS-Ustuf Fricis Lankmanis
SS-Ustuf Martins Leipins
SS-Ustuf Ermans Rutitis
SS-Ustuf Klaudijs Ziberts
SS-Ustuf Janis Skrastins
SS-Ustuf Otto Solks
SS-Ustuf Roberts Strautins
SS-Ustuf Levs Berzins
SS-Ustuf Fricis Kalnins
SS-Ustuf Voldermars Sietins
SS-Ustuf Janis Schlesers
SS-Ustuf Anton Vetra

Zum Befehlshaber der Waffen-SS "Ostland"
SS-Ustuf Oskars Varlejs

42 Other names to different units such as Lett.Grenschutz Rgt.

All of the above officers was promoted to SS-Ustuf on May 20, 1944

Those lists are public in several SSO concerning Officers of the Latvijan Legions, I have also number 1 and 3 of the Officer courses for Lett. Officers

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Georg
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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Georg_S » 30 Sep 2019 16:35

This officer have been discussed a lot, but here is what is public in his SSO File (beside the photo)

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by IronIron » 20 Mar 2020 22:23

Georg_S wrote:
22 Jul 2019 18:27
Here is a photo of Kriss Brantevics of the Lettische SS legion

//Georg
Hi_Georg_S!
Can You please give some more information about Krišs Brantevics?
It is for a family tree purpose. Any kind of information would be useful.

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Georg_S » 20 Mar 2020 22:34

Hello Iron

Send me an email on georg68schwab@gmail.com
And I Will send you his SS-file

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Re: Let's Build the Latvian Legion

Post by Kurti » 07 Jun 2020 11:17

Hello guys,
I have a question to the latvian schuma btl's. I read on axishistory.com that the germans raised four Schutzmannschaft Bataillions in 1944 called "lettgallische" (Number 325-328).
What was the difference to a "lettische" Bataillion?
Why the germans did this? Did they see the human beings from latgale as seperate people or was it Just a desperate try to raise manpower for the loosing war?

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