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Armenians in SS

Post by Mr_Kugelblitz » 27 Sep 2004 21:55

Was the Armenian 812th Battalion involved in any fighting?
Was this Battalion a functional SS Batallion? Would be intresting to know more about the Armenians in SS.

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armenian ss

Post by jarek_g » 28 Sep 2004 11:41

Kugelblitz,
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Post by Mr_Kugelblitz » 28 Sep 2004 14:48

Thank you a lot Jarek for the link!!!!!!!!!!!
Just the info I was after!

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Post by Armenische_Legionar » 14 Feb 2005 17:21

Hi

Armenians like SS formation were formed in the end of 1944. Germans were joined some reg.s from 812, 814 and I/73 and formed an SS regiment or more like a Waffengruppe. It was a part of Caucasian Cavallery Unit SS.
Waffengruppe "Armenien". But without of this, more than 1000 Armenians was already been a part of SS, So for example in Dirlewanger or in 30th SS division (rus).

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Post by Klemen L. » 14 Feb 2005 17:37

Hi Eduard!

Armenians like SS formation were formed in the end of 1944. Germans were joined some reg.s from 812, 814 and I/73 and formed an SS regiment or more like a Waffengruppe. It was a part of Caucasian Cavallery Unit SS.


This is very interesting but tell me do you have in Armenia any books about this? Did any veterans publish their memoirs after the war?

I have also checked your site. Too bad the WW2 section isn't in the English language section yet. There is however another topic I would like to draw your attention to, namely Armenians in the French Foreign Legion in the Great War 1914-1918. In 1914, hundreds of Armenians in France volunteered to serve in the French army and they suffered quite heavy casualties already in the first two years of the war. Ther is somewhere out ther on the net a very good article about them, in French of course.
It wouldn't be bad if you remember them as well. Just curious. I reckon you don't have any memoires of Armenian legionnaires published, eh? :wink: :D

Klemen

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Post by Armenische_Legionar » 14 Feb 2005 17:51

Hi dear Klemen!!!

How are you???
I'm not working on my web-site yet, but writing and publishing books, as you know. Now I'm working in my dissertation and a book of mine - Armenians in Sonderverband Bergmann. and my last book about Armenian 808 and 809 battalions in battle for Caucasus - send me your address by my mail - arm-military@narod.ru - I will send you my researchings-publications for free.

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Post by Armenische_Legionar » 14 Feb 2005 17:52

P.S.

Klemen, my Bergmann-book will be and in English soon

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Post by Armenische_Legionar » 14 Feb 2005 17:53

P.S.

Klemen, my "Bergmann"-publication will be and in English soon

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Post by Klemen L. » 14 Feb 2005 18:08

Hi Eduard!

It is certainly great to hear such great news. We all look forward reading your book. :wink:

I'll contact you later in the evening. I'll first try to find that article of mine about Armenians in the French Foreign Legion 1914-1918. It was very good so I think you ought to see it.

lp,

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Post by Armenische_Legionar » 14 Feb 2005 18:19

Klemen

I have some photos of Armenian French legioners -
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Post by George Lepre » 14 Feb 2005 23:43

Hello Eduard -

I too am very interested in the Armenian Legion and all of the Eastern volunteer formations formed by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS. To date, the best works I have seen on these topics are those of the German historian Joachim Hoffmann.

Can you please post a listing of all of your works that have been published in English or German? If you are currently researching the Eastern volunteers, let me know if you need any material from U.S. archives as I travel there 4-5 times each year.

Best regards and good luck with your research,

George Lepre

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Post by Armenische_Legionar » 15 Feb 2005 13:18

Hi dear George

In this moment I published just 2 books -

1.Armenian Legion of Wehrmacht - starting booklet - Yerevan 2002, 60 pages (in Russian)
2.Relations of Caucasian Collaborations with Germany - Yerevan 2004, 220 pages (in Armenian)
3."Sonderverband Bergmann" - from Armenian side - now it's publishing in Russian but in the end of 2005, will be in English too.
4. Armenian Legion: Battle for Caucasus 1942-1943, I'm working now in this one... will be in English first.

The Best Regards,
Eduard

this is my 1-st one, the booklet
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Post by Askold » 15 Feb 2005 22:41

Can you post any photos of armenian volunteers? Would be interesting to see them.

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Post by Benoit Douville » 16 Feb 2005 18:27

Eduard,

I am really looking forward to your book in english Armenian Legion: Battle for Caucasus 1942-1943. I am also interested to to see pictures of Armenian Volunteers.

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Post by ninoo » 17 Feb 2005 02:24

Hi Eduard,

Is your "Relations of Caucasian Collaborations with Germany" book also contain story of other Caucasians (Chechen, Bashkir, Georgia, Azeris, etc.) or only Armenians?

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