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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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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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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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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.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).