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PolesSS-Jagdverband Ost

Post by JanJ9088 » 14 Nov 2021 02:03

Poles in SS-Jagdverband Ost - According to Skorzeny the approximate strength of SS-Jagdverband Ost was 800 men composed as follows: 400 Germans 50 Latvians 200 Russians 30 Lithuanians 80 Estonians 50 Poles.
https://numbers-stations.com/cia/RUDL,%20KARL_0007.pdf
Jagdverband Ost:
Location: . Hohensalzach im 'Sfarthegau
Commander: Major OCH
Composition: Volunteers who spoke very good Russian, Polish,
Latvian, Finnish, and also volunteer Ukranians,
Finns and Poles
https://www.cia.gov/readingroom/docs/GI ... R_0005.pdf
Skorzeny's Jagdverband Ost. The unit had been supplemented by Balts, Russians and Poles - Otto Skorzeny: The Devil’s Disciple.

Anyone else have something on this?

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Re: PolesSS-Jagdverband Ost

Post by encyclo-collaboration » 16 Nov 2021 15:56

Maybe they were volkdeutsche of Poland.
But at the end of the war, all was possible !

There was Poles in the 30th SS Division (i don't remember the precise number, something around 500). Source : https://www.amazon.com/Russians-Waffen- ... 0764333488

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Re: PolesSS-Jagdverband Ost

Post by wm » 16 Nov 2021 19:55

If the people weren't Polish citizens they weren't Poles.

Obviously, the so-called Poles were German citizens who spoke Polish, Volksdeutsche, or members of the Polish minority in Germany (who actually were German citizens too and were drafted as everybody else).

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Re: PolesSS-Jagdverband Ost

Post by gebhk » 17 Nov 2021 06:15

Obviously, the so-called Poles were German citizens who spoke Polish, Volksdeutsche, or members of the Polish minority in Germany (who actually were German citizens too and were drafted as everybody else).
Doesn't that depend on what Skorzenny meant by 'Poles' in this document? The Poles in Germany, such as those in the territories annexed after 1939, were drafted on the basis that they were officially Germans. The SS were being provided with draftees later in the war and significant numbers of draftees came from the above source, so it is entirely possible that all or some of these 'Poles' came from that source. However, until we know what Skorzenny's definition was, it is mere speculation.

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