The Mari and Udmurt

Discussions on the foreigners (volunteers as well as conscripts) fighting in the German Wehrmacht, those collaborating with the Axis and other period Far Right organizations. Hosted by George Lepre.
Hyus
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The Mari and Udmurt

Post by Hyus » 13 Sep 2020 12:35

I have read that there were some Mari and Udmurt people who served in the "Idel-Ural Legion" (or "Volga Tatar Legion"). I am not sure if any served in other Axis forces or in non-combatant "hiwi" capacities. Does anyone know? Also, I have heard that various "Osttruppen" units had Imams or Christian priests to administer to men of those faiths, so what about pagan Mari? How did they handle religious services when serving in Axis units?

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