Foreign female Auxiliaries

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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by Arto O » 28 Apr 2012 21:03

From Panzergrenadier net.
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Norwegian nurses:
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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by Joahana » 12 Feb 2013 16:28

I find this picuter in book " Latvian Legionnaires" which I bought in Riga War Museum. I have never thought that in from Pomerania in 1945 were Latvian womens with SS volounteers.
The picutres has coemment: 15 th Division Supply Regiment legionnaires. Pomerania, 1945.
I'm courious what uniform she wore?
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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by Joahana » 12 Feb 2013 16:31

And I have in this book also this picture. Commented:Construction regiments, legionnaires withdrawing. Sttetin, spring, 1945.
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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by Vikki » 17 Feb 2013 10:47

Joahana wrote:I find this picuter in book " Latvian Legionnaires" which I bought in Riga War Museum. I have never thought that in from Pomerania in 1945 were Latvian womens with SS volounteers.
The picutres has coemment: 15 th Division Supply Regiment legionnaires. Pomerania, 1945.
I'm courious what uniform she wore?
Hello Joahana,

I'm seeing SS eagles on the caps and sleeves (including the woman's), but I'm not familiar with the insignium at the top of her cap, so I'll wait for Torsten or someone else to comment.

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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by Fennicus » 17 Feb 2013 11:59

The emblem on the cap looks like the Latvian sunburst, which was used as a national insignia. Maybe one of our Latvian friends could comment on this?

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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by Heimatschuss » 17 Feb 2013 16:44

Hello Fennicus,

many thanks for explaining. I didn't know about that sunburst symbol but was wondering about it already when another example appeared in this thread http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 7#p1302767. In that case you can even faintly see the three stars in the sunburst.

As it seems this sunburst symbol was primarily (exclusively?) used by personnel of 15. Waffengrenadier-Division der SS though the men displayed it on the collar patches (Windrow, 1982, p.18, 25). Anna Bormane MD mentioned in the thread above served in the training battalion of that division.

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Windrow, Martin
The Waffen-SS
Men-at-Arms-Series, Vol.34
Osprey Publishing; London; 1982
http://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/histor ... n%20SS.pdf

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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by Arto O » 19 Apr 2013 01:50

Hi,
An interesting picture from Der Freiwillige magazine (heft 3 1979) about norwegian volunteers with a lady. Unluckily the text just mention a lady with national costume. Is she a nurse, a visitor, or are the men on home leave?
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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by von thoma » 19 Apr 2013 09:48

Is she a nurse, a visitor, or are the men on home leave?
I think is not a nurse.

A spanish volunteer in Russia joking with a nurse.
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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by Vikki » 20 Apr 2013 12:20

Arto O wrote:Hi,
An interesting picture from Der Freiwillige magazine (heft 3 1979) about norwegian volunteers with a lady. Unluckily the text just mention a lady with national costume. Is she a nurse, a visitor, or are the men on home leave?
with best regards
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Hello Arto O,

It's impossible to tell whether she's a nurse or female auxiliary based on the photo alone, since she is in civilian clothes. From the time I spent in Norway, I'd hazard a guess that the national costume she's wearing could be Norwegian. Is there any reason to suspect that she's other than a civilian?

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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by Marcus » 20 Apr 2013 12:28

For those interested in the Norwegian nurses on the Eastern front and can manage Norwegian, try "Fordømte engler: Norske kvinner på østfronten" by Egil Ulateig.

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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by Arto O » 21 Apr 2013 02:51

Thanks von thoma, Vikki and Marcus,
yes, she might be just any civilian. The original text says: "Norwegische Freiwillige der Waffen-SS mit Norwegerin im Nationalkstum am 10, Januar 1942". So she should be norwegian.
Here another from Wenn alle Bruder schweigen, now surely showing a flemish nurses.
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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by chris44 » 18 Aug 2013 11:29

new pics from my personal archive
unfort I couldnt find out the Name
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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by chris44 » 18 Aug 2013 11:31

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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by tod » 19 Aug 2013 08:48

Hi chris44!

The pictures are taken in Oslo by portrait photographer Thorleif Wardenær. He had a studio at the address "Torvet 11" in Oslo.
She sign her photos with the name "Bjørg". A common Norwegian name.
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Re: Foreign female Auxiliaries

Post by chris44 » 19 Aug 2013 14:44

many tkx Tod
the pics are out of the private photobook of a SS-Untersturmführer
unfort he forgot the name of the girl.....

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