Massacre of Waffen SS soldiers by Allied forces in May 1945

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Massacre of Waffen SS soldiers by Allied forces in May 1945

Post by Peter » 25 Nov 2002 20:22

Has anybody done any detailed work on incidents such as these ?
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Re: Massacre of Waffen SS soldiers by Allied forces in May 1

Post by Caldric » 25 Nov 2002 20:49

Iltis wrote:Has anybody done any detailed work on incidents such as these ?
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Think you are going to have to provide more information to your question then that.

What incidents are you talking about? There were some shootings by most sides during the closing months, but in May you will have to say who, when, where.

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Re: Massacre of Waffen SS soldiers by Allied forces in May 1

Post by Roberto » 25 Nov 2002 20:52

Iltis wrote:Has anybody done any detailed work on incidents such as these ?
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Don't know. You may ask my friend George Duncan, who features some accounts of such massacres on his website:

THE WEBLING ATROCITY
(April, 1945)

On the same day that the Dachau Concentration Camp was discovered, a massacre took place in the little hamlet of Webling, about ten kilometres from the camp. A Waffen-SS unit had arrived at the hamlet, which consisted of about half a dozen farm houses, barns and the Chapel of St. Leonhard, to take up defensive positions in trenches dug around the farms by French POW workers. Their orders were to delay the advance of American tanks of the 20th Armoured Division and infantry units of the 7th. US Army which was approaching Dachau. The farms, mostly run by women (whose husbands were either dead, prisoners of war or still fighting) with the help of French POWs, came under fire on the morning of 29th.April causing all inhabitants to rush for the cellars. One soldier of Company F of the US 222nd Infantry Regiment of the 42nd Rainbow Division, was killed as they entered the hamlet under fire from the Waffen-SS unit. The first German to emerge from the cellar was the owner of the farm, Herr Furtmayer. He was promptly shot dead. Informed by the French POWs that only civilians, not SS, were in hiding in the cellers, the GIs proceeded to round up the men of the SS unit. First to surrender was an officer, Freiherr von Truchsess, heading a detachment of seventeen men. The officer was immediately struck with a trenching tool splitting his head open. The other seventeen were lined up in the farmyard and shot. On a slight rise behind the hamlet, another group of eight SS were shot. Their bodies were found lying in a straight line with their weapons and ammunition belts neatly laid on the ground. This would suggest that the men were shot after they surrendered. Altogether, one SS officer and forty one men lay dead as the infantry regiment proceeded on their way towards Dachau. Next day the local people, with the help of the French POWs, buried the bodies in a field to be later exhumed by the German War Graves Commission and returned to their families.


NAHRENDORF
( Near Hamburg. 1945 )

A week after the discovery of the Belsen Concentration Camp, a rumour reached the British Army's 'Desert Rats' that the 18th SS Training Regiment of the Hitler Jugend Division, had shot their prisoners at the nearby village of Rather. The 'Rats' were engaged in a fierce battle with the SS defenders in the village of Nahrendorf. Slowly, and in groups, the SS began to surrender. As the noise of battle died away the villagers emerged from their cellars and found the bodies of 42 SS soldiers lying in a shallow grave. The bodies were then interned on a hilltop cemetery near the village. Each year, hundreds of SS veterans visit the cemetery to pay tribute to their fallen comrades whom, they say, were shot in cold blood on the orders of a ‘crazed blood-thirsty British NCO’.


Source of quotes:

http://members.iinet.net.au/~gduncan/massacres.html


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Post by Marcus » 04 Dec 2005 01:29

We've had plenty of these threads.

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Post by David Thompson » 04 Dec 2005 02:35

Try one of these threads:

Warcrimes against 17th SS Goetz von Berlichingen
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=24007
Slaughter of soldiers of the 17.SS-Pz.Gr.Div. "GvB"
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=47067
GI executions of German POW
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=8947
Alleged massacre of POWs at Chenogne
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=51147
Alleged massacre of POWs at Webling
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=51148
US War Crimes and "Foot Soldier"
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=47310
Alleged orders from Americans not to take POWs for a week
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=47259
Seidler-De Zayas list of American war crimes
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=46211

The US 45th Infantry Division at Dachau
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=1161
Massacre of SS POWs at Dachau
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=43919
Dachau Guards
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?p=365309
Murder of Dachau guards
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=8497
Dachau guards
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=39246
April 30- The Day U.S. Troops Liberated Dachau
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=48745

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