Were there any stateless volunteers for the Axis in Europe?

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.
Hayes
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Were there any stateless volunteers for the Axis in Europe?

Post by Hayes » 24 Oct 2021 13:48

Did the Axis in Europe accept any foreign-volunteers who did not have citizenship with any existing country? I've read that Japan accepted stateless White-Russian emigres into their puppet Manchurian army, so it seems this sort of thing wasn't unprecedented during WWII.

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Re: Were there any stateless volunteers for the Axis in Europe?

Post by Semenov » 25 Oct 2021 21:47

Hi,
Few white russians (apatride with Nansen passport) served in NSKK units

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Re: Were there any stateless volunteers for the Axis in Europe?

Post by Hayes » 25 Oct 2021 21:52

Semenov wrote:
25 Oct 2021 21:47
Hi,
Few white russians (apatride with Nansen passport) served in NSKK units
Interesting. Do you know what sort of duties those Russians in the NSKK were given, or where they worked (i.e. Germany or occupied territory)? And did any of them move on from the NSKK to other organisations?

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