I am looking for information regarding SS-Totenkopf Division war crimes, specifically actions in and around Aubigny-en-Artois in France on 22 May 1940. The main Axishistory site lists SS-Totenkopf as committing a war crime here on this date. However, I haven't found anything else stating this. Does anyone have any information regarding this?
Also it says,Soldiers from SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 1 killed 92 civilians in Aubigny-en-Artois in France 22 May 1940.
According to the information I have, SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 1 was in heavy combat on the day of May 24, 1940. According to what info I have, the regiment actually crossed the Le Blassee Canal on this day under heavy fire, and this was the day Hitler issued his famous "stop order" and the regiment had to retreat back across the canal. Could it be possible it was a different regiment in SS-Totenkopf, or does anyone have any specific information regarding any Kompanies that might not have been involved in the assault?Soldiers from SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 1 and SS-Pionier-Bataillon Totenkopf killed 48 civilians in Beuvry 24 May 1940.
Does anyone have any information on this? I don't have any information on SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 2's action during this period.45 civilians in Vandelicourt / Berles-Montchel were killed by soldiers from SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 2 22 May 1940.
In Charles Trang's book "Soldiers of Destruction", he talks about the killings of the black French Morracans.Soldiers from Totenkopf were involved in the killings of black French colonial POWs at Lyon during the invasion of France 1940.
I am also looking for information on this incident as well. According to my documents, the division was in the town of Rosenov, and then began their assault on the Stalin Line two days later. However, I do also have some papers stating that SS-TK-I.R.1 did take the town of Kraslau on 2.7.1941, but that same paper also says the regiment moved on to then take the town of Dagda, withdrawling from the town the next day. However, I have never read anything on their looting of the village, and I do remember reading somewhere that the units accused were actually many miles away on this occasion. Anyone have any info here?Generalmajor Otto Lancelle, commander of 121. Infanterie-Division, on 5 July 1941 made an official complaint to LVI Panzerkorps about soldiers of SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 1 looting the town of Kraslau (Krāslava) after it was captured by the German forces.
In addition to me not finding information on the incident in Aubigny-en-Artois in France on 22 May 1940, I also have not found information on the other war crimes I have quoted above. I would be very appreciative if anyone had any information on these incidents as well.
Thank you in advance,