SS-Division "Handschar" photos

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 16 Jun 2006 16:48

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This photo can be found all over internet as one of "Prinz Eugen" photos.
(for example here: http://sweb.cz/freiwilligen/DOBROVOLNICI/7divize.htm ).
But these men remind me more of a "Handschar" Division
and a couple of photos showing them crossing one bridge with wounded men in late May 1944.
Any oppinions?

(if anyone has a larger photo, collar patches could end my dilemma)

Thanks in advance,
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Post by George Lepre » 16 Jun 2006 20:56

Hi Ivan -

You are indeed correct - it is the Handschar Division that is shown here. The photograph is one of a series that was taken in late May 1944. You can see the originals in the Bundesarchiv. The photographer was SS PK WIESEBACH.

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 16 Jun 2006 21:05

Thanks, George.

Cheers,
Ivan

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Post by Ivan Ž. » 04 Oct 2006 22:31

About the Himmler's visit photo from previous page:
can someone identify the unknown officers, please (and correct me if I'm wrong about some id) ?

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From left to right:
- Willi Christiansen (Handschar)
- ?
- ?
- Heinrich Himmler
- Hermann Fegelein
- Karl-Gustav Sauberzweig (Handschar)
- ?
- Gerhard Dierich (Handschar)
- Karl Gebhardt
- ?

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Post by sylvieK4 » 06 Jul 2009 23:57

Two Handschar Gebirgsjager soldiers. Bivouac
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Post by Phil Nix » 07 Jul 2009 11:31

Here is another pic from Kaltenegger book on Mountain troops. Who is the Of maybe Werner Fromm
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Re: Some SS "Handschar" photo-infos

Post by Ivan Ž. » 07 Jul 2009 11:38

Hello, Phil

First of all, "Prinz Eugen" division (not "Handschar"), in Gacko, 7. VI 1943.

From left to right:
Dr. Müller, Hedrich, Phleps, Lüters, unknown (civilian), von Oberkamp, Kumm, unknown (Heer officer).
(also present were Kröhle, Hampel, Eberhardt and others)

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Post by Phil Nix » 07 Jul 2009 14:07

Thanks
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Post by dwicky » 10 Mar 2011 17:38

Ivanwss wrote:
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Is this photo from Himmler's first visit, in November '43?

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Post by Morten » 24 Mar 2011 11:57

Zlatni ljiljan wrote:Hi,

I’m looking for information about two Handschar officers (both Sturmbannführer).

The first photo was taken in Neuhammer during the visit of Great Mufti. Who is Sturmbannführer who is introducing himself to Mufti? He wear Iron Cross and some cuff-title, probably "Prinz Eugen". I found this photo in some Zionistic web-site (tellthechildrentrue.com, I believe).

Sturmbannführer on second photo is also unknown to me. This photo is from some neo-Ustasha web-site.

So, does anyone recognize these two men?

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Post by PHILDHB » 24 Mar 2011 21:49

Just a quick question. In post 27 (I think?)

Anyhow picture eight on page two. Himmlers visit to Handschar Jan twelve 1944.

That sure does look like Hans Kammler.

However, was he not promoted to Gruppenführer on Jan 30th that year? I know, just a few weeks, but?

What was he doing there?

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Post by dwicky » 04 May 2011 21:31

Except for Himmler and Gebhardt seen behind his shoulder, who are the men in this photo?
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Post by harmel » 04 May 2011 23:03

From right to left-during inspection of the Divs Recce Bn
Emil Kuhler - Erich Braun - Christiansen -Götz Berens von Rautenfeld - Sauberzweig
to the right of Himmler not pos if it is Franz Matheis.
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Post by Arto O » 09 Jun 2011 20:58

Hi,
This photo shows Husein Mujkanovic (right), KIA on April 1945 in Hungary with his father.
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Source: Der Freiwillige, heft 7, Juli 1976
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Post by Arto O » 12 Aug 2011 21:35

Hi,
I always wanted to send this picture. It s like a encounter of two worlds: a german with his nazi salute and a bosnian with his own. A german ubermench and a bosnian untermench :lol: Who would you trust, if fighting in the Balkans.
The source: Andrew Mollo: Uniforms of the SS. A bosnian Moslem being issued with brand-new mountain troop clothing 1942.
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