Asians Serving In The Waffen-SS ? And Which Divisions ?

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Asians Serving In The Waffen-SS ? And Which Divisions ?

Postby Kwantung Armyman » 23 Jan 2007 06:53

Hello fellows I'm hoping if you can tell me which Waffen-SS divisions saw Asians serving in them? Like the 5th SS Panzer Wiking Division I heard are made from foreign nationalists while the 1st, 2nd and 3rd SS Divisions are "All German Divisions" if I recall correctly. Can you guys give me more hints of this? Thanks !

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Postby TotenRot » 23 Jan 2007 07:28

5.SS was made of vullunteers from Nordish countries such as Finland. I am unaware of any asians in any Waffen-SS units, nor have I ever seen a picture.

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Postby cerial killer » 23 Jan 2007 21:01

Asians served in a number of Waffen-SS units, such as the Östturkische Waffen-Verband der SS and the Kaukasischer Waffen-Verband der SS. A number of Siberians probably served as Osttruppen in the German Army and may have been part of the Dirlewanger unit, which was partly made up of Osttruppen.

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Postby Semenov » 23 Jan 2007 23:50

Hi,
One japan volunteer served in Charlemagne division, few thai volunteers also served in this unit. Prorably few asians served in dutch SS units.
Regards!

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Postby Askold » 24 Jan 2007 19:32

Asians served in a number of Waffen-SS units, such as the Östturkische Waffen-Verband der SS and the Kaukasischer Waffen-Verband der SS. A number of Siberians probably served as Osttruppen in the German Army and may have been part of the Dirlewanger unit, which was partly made up of Osttruppen.

- I would not lable Kaukasian SS as asian. If we are talking about the Turkestanis, then they were of Turkic origins. I belive our friend meant nationalities like Chinese or Japanese. I can only think of some asiatics within Ostbataillons or some among the Cossack formations, however even those formations were only under Waffen SS on paper.

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Postby Kurt_Steiner » 25 Jan 2007 22:41

IIRC, there was a Frenchman born in Indochina in the W-SS. I think it's the one from the 33. Charlemagne.

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Postby Evzoni » 13 Feb 2007 03:57

What about Uzbeks, Kirgiz and Kazakhs caught in the USSR by Germans and opposed to communisim?

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Postby .Charles. » 06 Apr 2007 23:44

There was only one mixed race thai/french guy in the Charlemagne division. That's it!
His name was Lucien Kemarat.

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Postby rednas » 10 Apr 2007 16:43

Atleast one soldier from the Dutch-Indies (nowadays Indonesia) started in the Frw. Leg. Nederland/Niederlande (the Dutch foreign legion in '41) on the eastern front.
In 1944 he was serving in the 34.SS Gr Landstorm Nederland where he was shot down by Wilson Boback from the 501 Parachute Regiment at operation Market Garden. Wilson found this picture in his pocket:

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Next to him there must be some more from Indonesia.

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Postby Rand » 11 Apr 2007 01:50

Great picture, do you know which book it is from?

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Postby rednas » 11 Apr 2007 10:44

It's from the book "Unknown Foreign Volunteers of the Waffen-SS vol.3".

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Postby Kim Sung » 11 Apr 2007 13:16

Some Koreans seem to have been fighting in Ost-Btl.795-consisted of Georgians of the German 709th infantry division.

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Postby Evzoni » 23 Apr 2007 03:56

Were there any SS members from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan or Kirgizstan or any of the other central asian republics?

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Postby Alex Yeliseenko » 23 Apr 2007 17:10

Evzoni wrote:Were there any SS members from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan or Kirgizstan or any of the other central asian republics?


Their plenty served in Turkistanian legion. Nearby 45000.

Whether it is necessary to provide numbers unit?


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