31 August 2015

0049 | Photo | Leibstandarte-SS "Adolf Hitler"



Operation 25. The best known SS general and commander of Hitler's bodyguards, Sepp Dietrich, standing at the gates of Yugoslavia. The SS Bodyguard "Adolf Hitler" (the future 1st SS Armoured Division and at this time an infantry brigade) participated in the invasion of Yugoslavia as part of the XL Army Corps, whose units crossed the border via Bulgaria, in the direction Kyustendil – Kriva Palanka, and Gorna Dzhumaya – Carevo Selo. The photograph was taken at the Deve Bair border crossing and shows the SS Bodyguard officers and Bulgarian soldiers posing for propaganda purposes with a donkey. This moment was captured on film as well, with a mocking comment: "Only a donkey is still interested in Belgrade authorities's leaflet!" (The leaflet was put in donkey's mouth by one of SS men.) In the foreground (third from the right) is SS-Obergruppenführer Dietrich, in the centre is SS-Hauptsturmführer Gunter d'Alquen, commander of the SS War Correspondent Company (future SS Regiment "Kurt Eggers"), on the far left is SS-Hauptsturmführer Max Wünsche, Dietrich's adjutant (previously one of Hitler's adjutants), and third from the left is SS-Sturmbannführer Theodor Wisch, commander of the II Battalion (future division commander).

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Photographer: Weill.
Date: April 1941.
Location: Deve Bair (Kyustendil), Bulgaria.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-78-89-17.

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Operacija 25. Najpoznatiji SS-general i komandant Hitlerovih telohranitelja, Zep Ditrih, stoji na vratima Jugoslavije. Telesna garda SS-a "Adolf Hitler" (buduća 1. oklopna SS-divizija, a u ovo vreme pešadijska brigada) učestvovala je u invaziji na Jugoslaviju u sastavu XL armijskog korpusa, čije su jedinice granicu prešle preko Bugarske, pravcem Ćustendil – Kriva Palanka, i Gornja Džumaja – Carevo Selo. Fotografija je snimljena na graničnom prelazu Deve bair, i prikazuje oficire Telesne garde SS-a i bugarske vojnike kako poziraju u propagandne svrhe sa magarcem. Ovaj momenat je zabeležen i na filmu, uz podrugljiv komentar: "Samo još magarca zanima letak beogradskih vlasti!" (Letak je magarcu u usta stavio jedan od esesovaca.) U prvom planu (treći zdesna) je SS-obergrupenfirer Ditrih, u sredini je SS-hauptšturmfirer Gunter d'Alken, komandir Ratno-dopisničke SS-čete (budući SS-puk "Kurt Egers"), sasvim levo je SS-hauptšturmfirer Maks Vinše, Ditrihov ađutant (prethodno jedan od Hitlerovih ađutanata), a treći sleva je SS-šturmbanfirer Teodor Viš, komandant II bataljona (budući komandant divizije).

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Fotograf: Vajl.
Datum: april 1941.
Mesto: Deve bair (Ćustendil), Bugarska.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-78-89-17.

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30 August 2015

0048 | Photo | Infanterie-Regiment "Großdeutschland" (mot.)



Execution of hostages in Pančevo. On 21 and 22 April 1941, in Pančevo, because of their (alleged) involvement in the attack on German troops and the illegal possession of weapons, 18 people were shot – and 18 more were hanged, in retaliation for the same attack (that is, for one killed and one wounded German soldier), and also for (allegedly) acting hostile against ethnic Germans. The court-martial that sentenced these 36 people (mainly Serbs) to death was formed at the request of the city commander, Lieutenant Colonel Fritz Bandelow (commander of the IV Battalion, Infantry Regiment "Großdeutschland"), and the presiding judge was SS-Sturmbannführer Rudolf Hoffmann of the SS Division "Reich". The shooting was carried out by the members of the "Großdeutschland" Regiment and the hanging by the local Germans. Pictured, an officer of the Infantry Regiment "Großdeutschland" finishes off the survivors after the shooting at the Orthodox cemetery, in the company of an officer of the SS Division "Reich".

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Gerhard Gronefeld.
Date: 22 April 1941.
Location: Pančevo, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Deutsches Historisches Museum, GG 388/16.

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Pogubljenje talaca u Pančevu. Dana 21. i 22. aprila 1941. godine, u Pančevu je zbog (navodnog) učešća u napadu na nemačku vojsku i nedozvoljenog posedovanja oružja streljano 18 lica – i obešeno još 18, u cilju odmazde za isti napad (odnosno za jednog ubijenog i jednog ranjenog nemačkog vojnika), kao i zbog (navodnog) vršenja nasilja nad folksdojčerima. Preki sud koji je ovih 36 ljudi (većinom Srba) osudio na smrt formiran je po zahtevu komandanta grada, potpukovnika Frica Bandelova (komandant IV bataljona Pešadijskog puka "Velika Nemačka"), a predsedavajući sudija je bio SS-šturmbanfirer Rudolf Hofman iz SS-divizije "Rajh". Streljanje su izvršili pripadnici puka "Velika Nemačka", a vešanje domaći Nemci. Na slici, oficir Pešadijskog puka "Velika Nemačka" dokrajčuje preživele posle streljanja na pravoslavnom groblju, u društvu oficira SS-divizije "Rajh".

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Fotograf: Gerhard Gronefeld.
Datum: 22. april 1941.
Mesto: Pančevo, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Deutsches Historisches Museum, GG 388/16.

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0047 | Photo | 1. Kosaken-Division



The commander of the 1st Cossack Division, Major General Helmuth von Pannwitz, decorates one of his officers after the fighting with the Partisans in the Đakovo area (soon after arriving in Yugoslavia, this unit became known for crimes against civilians, especially for pillaging villages and raping women).

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: November 1943.
Location: unknown (Đakovo), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-203-1698-30.

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Komandant 1. kozačke divizije, general-major Helmut fon Panvic, odlikuje jednog od svojih oficira posle borbi sa partizanima u okolini Đakova (ubrzo po dolasku u Jugoslaviju, ova jedinica je postala poznata po zločinima nad civilima, posebno pljačkanjima naselja i silovanjima žena).

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Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: novembar 1943.
Mesto: nepoznato (Đakovo), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-203-1698-30.

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27 August 2015

0046 | Photo | 7. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen"



A four-barrelled anti-aircraft gun of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen" – above the most popular beach in Dubrovnik, the Banje Beach. In the background on the right, there is the famous Hotel "Excelsior" from 1913, in which the Germans had settled their headquarters (which is why it would be bombed by the Allies the following year). After the war, a number of celebrities would be staying in the hotel, such as the British Queen Elizabeth II, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, revolutionary Che Guevara, actors Orson Welles and Richard Burton, philosopher J. P. Sartre, conductor Herbert von Karajan, director F. F. Coppola and many others. The "Excelsior" still stands on the same spot today, expanded and modernised.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Dach.
Date: autumn 1943.
Location: Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "A four-barrelled anti-aircraft gun in Dubrovnik, on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic."

File source: Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe, 2-579.

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Četvorocevni protivavionski top SS-divizije "Princ Eugen" – iznad najpopularnije plaže u Dubrovniku, plaže Banje. Desno u pozadini se vidi čuveni Hotel "Ekscelzior" iz 1913. godine, u kojem su Nemci smestili svoj štab (zbog čega će naredne godine biti bombardovan od strane saveznika). Posle rata, u hotelu će odsedati mnogobrojne poznate ličnosti, poput britanske kraljice Elizabete II, sovjetskog vođe Mihaila Gorbačova, revolucionara Če Gevare, glumaca Orsona Velsa i Ričarda Bartona, filozofa Ž. P. Sartra, dirigenta Herberta fon Karajana, režisera F. F. Kopole i mnogih drugih. "Ekscelzior" na istom mestu stoji i danas, proširen i modernizovan.

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Fotograf: Dah.
Datum: jesen 1943.
Mesto: Dubrovnik, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "Četvorocevni protivavionski top u Dubrovniku, na dalmatinskoj obali Jadrana."

Izvor fajla: Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe, 2-579.

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0045 | Photo | SS-Führungshauptamt



The commander of the X-Ray Battalion of the SS Leadership Office, SS-Standartenführer Prof. Dr Hans Holfelder, in conversation with Volksgruppenführer Dr Sepp Janko during the examination of population in Banat (in the vicinity of Petrovgrad). Dr Holfelder was an unusual character, to say the least; on one hand, he was a scientifically acknowledged and an award-winning physician, and on the other, a person who stated that it is "more humane to murder children than to let them live as Jews". He was killed in action near Budapest in late 1944.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Homann.
Date: summer/autumn 1942.
Location: unknown (Petrovgrad), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-34-17-27A.

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Komandant rendgenskog bataljona Upravnog odeljenja SS-a, SS-štandartenfirer prof. dr Hans Holfelder, u razgovoru sa folksgrupenfirerom dr Zepom Jankom tokom pregleda stanovništva u Banatu (u okolini Petrovgrada). Dr Holfelder je bio jedna, najblaže rečeno, neobična ličnost; s jedne strane, bio je naučno priznati i nagrađivani lekar, a s druge, neko ko je izjavio da je "humanije ubiti decu nego ih pustiti da žive kao Jevreji". Poginuo je u borbama kod Budimpešte krajem 1944.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Homan.
Datum: leto/jesen 1942.
Mesto: nepoznato (Petrovgrad), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-34-17-27A.

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0044 | Photo | SS-Karstwehr-Bataillon



Formation of the SS Karst Defence Battalion. Riflemen practising shooting at the Pottenstein Karst Training Centre.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 1943.
Location: Pottenstein, Germany.
Original caption: "The Pottenstein Karst Training Centre, Upper Franconia. Only a unit that was introduced into all aspects of karst defence mountain warfare, including the mountain artillery system, that was organised and equipped according to this particular combat mode, may prevail in karst warfare. Then it would also be able to cope with any other mountain duty and be used wherever decisive combat actions need to be carried out in particularly difficult and chaotic sectors of the front."

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Formiranje Kraško-odbrambenog SS-bataljona. Strelci vežbaju gađanje u centru za krašku obuku u Potenštajnu.

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Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 1943.
Mesto: Potenštajn, Nemačka.
Originalni natpis: "Centar za krašku obuku u Potenštajnu, Gornja Frankonija. Samo ona jedinica koja je upoznata sa svim aspektima kraško-odbrambenog brdskog ratovanja, uključujući i brdsko-artiljerijski sistem, koja je organizovana i opremljena u skladu sa ovim specifičnim načinom borbe, može preovladati u kraškoj borbi. Potom će moći da se nosi i sa bilo kojom drugom brdskom dužnošću, i da bude upotrebljena svuda gde ključna borbena dejstva moraju biti izvođena u posebno teškim i haotičnim delovima fronta."

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0043 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Soldiers of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen" laughing at the Communist slogans written on a community house captured during the fighting on the Adriatic Coast. The slogans are the following: "Long live the Supreme Commander of the People's Liberation Army and Partisan Detachments of Yugoslavia, comrade Tito" and "Long live the Unified League of Anti-Fascist Youth of Croatia".

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Stich.
Date: October 1943.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "Action in the Adriatic. Inscriptions on a community house no longer occupied by the enemy."

File source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 69876.

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Vojnici SS-divizije "Princ Eugen" se podsmevaju komunističkim parolama napisanim na jednoj opštinskoj kući zauzetoj tokom borbi na Jadranu. Parole su sledeće: "Živio Vrhovni komandant Narodnooslobodilačke vojske i partizanskih odreda Jugoslavije, drug Tito" i "Živio Ujedinjeni savez antifašističke omladine Hrvatske".

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Štih.
Datum: oktobar 1943.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "Akcija na Jadranu. Natpisi na jednoj, od strane neprijatelja sada napuštenoj, opštinskoj kući."

Izvor fajla: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 69876.

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0042 | Photo | Kroatische SS-Freiwilligen-Division



Formation of the Croatian SS Division. SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl von Krempler (on the left), head of the recruiting in the Muslim region, welcomes SS-Gruppenführer Artur Phleps (centre), in charge of the formation of the new SS division (which would be named "Handschar").

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 1943.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Roland Kaltenegger, "Mountain Troops of the Waffen-SS 1941–1945" (p. 116).

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Formiranje Hrvatske SS-divizije. SS-hauptšturmfirer Karl fon Krempler (levo), rukovodilac vrbovanja u muslimanskom području, dočekuje SS-grupenfirera Artura Flepsa (sredina), zaduženog za formiranje nove SS-divizije (koja će dobiti ime "Handžar").

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 1943.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Roland Kaltenegger, "Mountain Troops of the Waffen-SS 1941–1945" (str. 116).

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0041 | Photo | 7. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Operation "Snowstorm". Near the village of Duboštica, members of the III Battalion, 14th Regiment, SS Division "Prinz Eugen", interrogate a captured Partisan (a member of either the V Krajina or the XXVII Eastern Bosnian Division). The captive seems confused and still has a rifle on his back. The photo was taken shortly after the funeral of three SS men killed (on Christmas Eve) by the Partisans – which surely wasn't a fortunate circumstance for this man. His fate is unknown.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Hugo Kemps.
Date: 25 December 1943.
Location: Duboštica (Vareš), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-40-53-33.

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Operacija "Mećava". Kod sela Duboštice, pripadnici III bataljona 14. puka SS-divizije "Princ Eugen" ispituju zarobljenog partizana (pripadnika ili V krajiške ili XXVII istočnobosanske divizije). Zarobljenik deluje zbunjeno i još uvek nosi pušku na leđima. Snimak je napravljen nedugo nakon sahrane trojice esesovaca koje su (na Badnje veče) pobili partizani – što sigurno nije bila olakšavajuća okolnost za ovog čoveka. Njegova sudbina nije poznata.

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Fotograf: Hugo Kemps.
Datum: 25. decembar 1943.
Mesto: Duboštica (Vareš), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-40-53-33.

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0040 | Photo | SS-Führungshauptamt



A rarely seen and an insufficiently researched unit: the X-Ray Battalion of the SS Leadership Office. The battalion fought tuberculosis and travelled across the occupied Europe conducting free X-ray examinations (primarily in order to secure the newly-expanded "German habitat"). What happened to the infected – has not been cleared, and is still being investigated (it is known that the proposals were elimination or isolation). At the end of 1944, the battalion was also used as a combat unit; the battalion commander himself was killed in action, in December of the same year, near Budapest. The photograph shows the examination of boys in Banat, in the vicinity of Petrovgrad.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Homann.
Date: summer/autumn 1942.
Location: unknown (Petrovgrad), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-34-18-11.

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Jedna veoma retko viđena i nedovoljno istražena jedinica: rendgenski bataljon Upravnog odeljenja SS-a. Bataljon se bavio borbom protiv tuberkuloze i putovao po okupiranoj Evropi vršeći besplatna rendgenska snimanja (prvenstveno radi osiguravanja novoproširenog "nemačkog životnog prostora"). Šta se radilo sa zaraženima – nije razjašnjeno, i još uvek se istražuje (zna se da su predlozi bili eliminacija ili izolacija). Krajem 1944. bataljon je korišćen i kao borbena jedinica; u decembru iste godine, kod Budimpešte, u borbama je poginuo i sam komandant bataljona. Na fotografiji je prikazan pregled dečaka u Banatu, u okolini Petrovgrada.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Homan.
Datum: leto/jesen 1942.
Mesto: nepoznato (Petrovgrad), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-34-18-11.

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0039 | Photo | 21. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Skanderbeg" (albanische Nr. 1)



Formation of the 21st SS Mountain Division "Skanderbeg". General Böhme visits the division in Kosovo. The newly-appointed commander of the 2nd Armoured Army, General of Mountain Troops Franz Böhme (second from the left), inspects the division's anti-tank battalion in Priština (third from the left: SS-Sturmbannführer Fritz Bauer, battalion commander).

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 4 July 1944.
Location: Priština, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "General of Mountain Troops Böhme, commander of the 2nd Armoured Army, inspects a regiment of the SS Division 'Skanderbeg' (Albanian)."

File source: Ian Sayer Archive.

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Formiranje 21. brdske SS-divizije "Skenderbeg". General Beme u poseti diviziji na Kosovu. Novopostavljeni komandant 2. oklopne armije, general brdskih jedinica Franc Beme (drugi sleva), vrši inspekciju protivtenkovskog bataljona divizije u Prištini (treći sleva: SS-šturmbanfirer Fric Bauer, komandant bataljona).

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 4. jul 1944.
Mesto: Priština, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "General brdskih jedinica Beme, komandant 2. oklopne armije, u inspekciji jednog puka SS-divizije 'Skenderbeg' (albanske)."

Izvor fajla: Ian Sayer Archive.

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0038 | Bio | Otto Meckelburg



Otto "Bobby" Meckelburg, commander of the III Battalion, 14th Regiment, 7th SS Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen". Meckelburg came into this unit from the 2nd Regiment of the SS Police Division, in which he commanded several companies (he previously served in the "Westland" Regiment of the "Wiking" Division and in the Death's Head Units). He served in the "Prinz Eugen" Division throughout the entire 1943, until the autumn of 1944, when he was transferred to the SS Leadership Office. After the war, he became a businessman (a fraudster), and worked freely and openly – even though he was declared a war criminal – earning large amounts of money on alleged healers and miracle workers (in 1950, he became manager to the popular mystic Bruno Gröning and then claimed almost all of the money they would earn; after their contract was cancelled, he threatened to break Gröning's bones). He was also the founder and director of an allegedly healing association and sanatorium in Berchtesgaden, the famous town above which Hitler's favourite residence used to be situated. What happened with Meckelburg later is not known. The enclosed photographs show him as an officer of the "Prinz Eugen" Division in Montenegro in 1943 – and as a businessman in Germany, seven years later.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Name: Otto Meckelburg.
Nationality: German.
Rank: SS-Sturmbannführer.
Date of birth: 14 September 1911.
Place of birth: Neustadt bei Danzig, Germany.
Date of death: unknown.
Place of death: unknown.
Cause of death: unknown.
SS number: 99588.
NSDAP number: 2914799.
Note: declared a war criminal by the Yugoslav State Commission and the United Nations Commission.

Photographer: a) Kollik; b) unknown.
Date: a) May 1943; b) 1950.
Location: a) unknown, Yugoslavia; b) unknown, Germany.

File source: a) National Archives, 242-JRP-45-43-35; b) Bruno-Gröning-Freundeskreis.

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Oto "Bobi" Mekelburg, komandant III bataljona 14. puka 7. brdske SS-divizije "Princ Eugen". U ovu jedinicu Mekelburg je došao iz 2. puka Policijske SS-divizije, u kojem je bio komandir nekoliko četa (prethodno je služio u puku "Vestland" divizije "Viking" i u Jedinicama mrtvačke glave). U "Princ Eugen" diviziji je služio cele 1943, pa sve do jeseni 1944, kada je prekomandovan u Upravno odeljenje SS-a. Posle rata je postao biznismen (prevarant), i radio slobodno i otvoreno – iako je bio proglašen za ratnog zločinca – zarađujući velike pare na navodnim isceliteljima i čudotvorcima (1950. godine je postao menadžer popularnom mistiku Brunu Greningu, i prisvajao gotovo sav novac koji bi zaradili zajedno; nakon raskidanja ugovora, pretio je da će Greningu polomiti kosti). Bio je i osnivač i direktor jednog navodno isceliteljskog udruženja i sanatorijuma u Berhtesgadenu, čuvenom gradu iznad kojeg se nekada nalazila Hitlerova omiljena rezidencija. Šta se s Mekelburgom zbivalo kasnije, nije poznato. Priložene fotografije ga prikazuju kao oficira "Princ Eugen" divizije u Crnoj Gori 1943. godine – i kao biznismena u Nemačkoj, sedam godina kasnije.

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Ime i prezime: Oto Mekelburg.
Narodnost: Nemac.
Čin: SS-šturmbanfirer.
Datum rođenja: 14. septembar 1911.
Mesto rođenja: Nojštat kod Danciga, Nemačka.
Datum smrti: nepoznat.
Mesto smrti: nepoznato.
Uzrok smrti: nepoznat.
SS-broj: 99588.
NSDAP-broj: 2914799.
Napomena: proglašen za ratnog zločinca od strane Državne komisije Jugoslavije i Komisije Ujedinjenih nacija.

Fotograf: a) Kolik; b) nepoznat.
Datum: a) maj 1943; b) 1950.
Mesto: a) nepoznato, Jugoslavija; b) nepoznato, Nemačka.

Izvor fajla: a) National Archives, 242-JRP-45-43-35; b) Bruno-Gröning-Freundeskreis.

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0037 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Operation "Black". With a mocking smile, a short NCO from the SS Division "Prinz Eugen" poses for a photograph with a captured, a head taller, starving young Partisan, somewhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina (a fork is sticking out of the captive's tunic pocket).

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Photographer: Hugo Kemps.
Date: June 1943.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-41-20-12.

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Operacija "Crno". Osmehujući se podrugljivo, jedan niski podoficir iz SS-divizije "Princ Eugen" pozira za fotografiju sa zarobljenim, za glavu višim, izgladnelim mladim partizanom, negde u Bosni i Hercegovini (zarobljeniku iz džepa na bluzi viri viljuška).

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Fotograf: Hugo Kemps.
Datum: jun 1943.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-41-20-12.

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0036 | Photo | Deutsche Volksgruppe in Ungarn



Members of the German Youth (ethnic German equivalent of the Hitler Youth) raise the Hungarian and German flags in front of a church, somewhere in Bačka.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: unknown.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Muzej istorije Jugoslavije / Znaci, 7566.

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Pripadnici Nemačke omladine (folksdojčerskog ekvivalenta Hitlerovoj omladini) podižu mađarsku i nemačku zastavu ispred crkve, negde u Bačkoj.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: nepoznat.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Muzej istorije Jugoslavije / Znaci, 7566.

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0035 | Photo | 13. SS-Freiwilligen b. h. Gebirgs-Division (Kroatien)



Formation of the 13th SS Mountain Division. Members of the division's headquarters company pose for propaganda purposes with the brochure "Islam and Judaism", written by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini. (The brochure ends with a quotation of an old prophecy, according to which the very nature would be giving away the Jews, so that the Muslims could kill them.)

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Photographer: Werner Mielke.
Date: November 1943.
Location: Neuhammer am Queis, Germany.
Original caption: "With SS volunteers from Bosnia and Herzegovina. There is an ancient enmity between Islam and Judaism. The Jews tried to poison Muhammad. This brochure describes those events. The young Bosnians read it carefully."

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Formiranje 13. brdske SS-divizije. Pripadnici štabne čete divizije poziraju u propagandne svrhe sa brošurom "Islam i judaizam", čiji je autor veliki muftija jerusalimski, hadži-Emin el Huseini. (Brošura se završava citatom starog proročanstva, po kojem će i sama priroda otkrivati Jevreje, da bi ih muslimani mogli pobiti.)

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Fotograf: Verner Milke.
Datum: novembar 1943.
Mesto: Nojhamer na Kvisi, Nemačka.
Originalni natpis: "Kod SS-dobrovoljaca iz Bosne i Hercegovine. Prastaro je neprijateljstvo između islama i judaizma. Jevreji su pokušali da otruju Muhameda. Ova brošura opisuje te događaje. Mladi Bosanci je pažljivo čitaju."

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0034 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Officers of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen" and Chetnik Trebinje Corps in conversation with a local woman. From the German side, there are SS-Standartenführer August Schmidhuber (commander of the division's 2nd regiment, on the far left) and a currently unidentified officer (second from the right), and from the Chetnik side, there are Dr Todor Perović (corps medical officer, second from the left) and Captain Milorad Vidačić (corps commander, on the far right). (Captain Vidačić was praised in the popular Chetnik song "Troops Are Coming From Nikšić", which ends with the words: "Milorad Vidačić, our hope lies in you; you are leader to the Chetniks and pride to all Serbs.")

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Photographer: unknown.
Date: autumn 1943.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Interfoto, 00144047 / Alamy, B40693.

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Oficiri SS-divizije "Princ Eugen" i četničkog Trebinjskog korpusa u razgovoru sa jednom meštankom. Sa nemačke strane, prisutni su SS-štandartenfirer August Šmidhuber (komandant 2. puka divizije, sasvim levo) i jedan trenutno neidentifikovani oficir (drugi zdesna), a sa četničke, dr Todor Perović (korpusni lekar, drugi sleva) i kapetan Milorad Vidačić (komandant korpusa, sasvim desno). (Kapetan Vidačić je opevan u popularnoj četničkoj pesmi "Ide vojska od Nikšića", koja se završava rečima: "Vidačiću Milorade, u tebi su naše nade; ti si vođa četnicima, a i dika svim Srbima.")

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Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: jesen 1943.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Interfoto, 00144047 / Alamy, B40693.

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0033 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Operation "Axis". Immediately after the capitulation of Italy, the Germans began disarming Italian troops and taking over their occupation zones; simultaneously, a general Partisan uprising broke out on the Adriatic Coast. One of the most important places in the area was the city of Dubrovnik, towards which the (reinforced) 2nd Regiment of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen" was sent. The regiment captured the city with the support of aviation, after heavy fighting with the superior enemy forces, taking prisoner over 30000 Italian soldiers. Pictured, the Band of the "Prinz Eugen" Division parades across the famous Stradun, Dubrovnik's main street (sticking out in the background is the city bell tower).

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Photographer: unknown.
Date: September 1943.
Location: Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Corbis, 42-70365049.

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Operacija "Osovina". Odmah po kapitulaciji Italije, Nemci su započeli razoružavanje italijanskih trupa i preuzimanje njihovih okupacionih zona; u isto vreme, na Jadranskoj obali je izbio i opšti partizanski ustanak. Jedno od najvažnijih mesta u ovom području bio je grad Dubrovnik, prema kojem je poslat (ojačani) 2. puk SS-divizije "Princ Eugen". Puk je zauzeo grad uz podršku avijacije, posle teških borbi sa nadmoćnijim neprijateljskim snagama, zarobivši preko 30000 italijanskih vojnika. Na slici, orkestar "Princ Eugen" divizije paradira po čuvenom Stradunu, glavnoj dubrovačkoj ulici (u pozadini štrči gradski zvonik).

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Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: septembar 1943.
Mesto: Dubrovnik, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Corbis, 42-70365049.

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0032 | Photo | 11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division "Nordland"



Graves of Danish SS volunteers, members of the I Battalion, "Danmark" Regiment, "Nordland" Division, killed by the Partisans in the town of Glina (where the battalion was stationed during training). Lying in the grave on the far right is a Banat German (also a member of the Danish regiment), 19-year-old Josef Domoslay from Șemlacu Mic.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Kramer.
Date: November 1943.
Location: Glina, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

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Grobovi danskih SS-dobrovoljaca, pripadnika I bataljona puka "Danska" divizije "Nordland", ubijenih od strane partizana u gradiću Glini (u kojem je bataljon bio smešten tokom obuke). U grobu sasvim desno leži jedan banatski Nemac (takođe pripadnik danskog puka), devetnaestogodišnji Jozef Domoslaj iz Malog Šemlaka.

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Fotograf: Kramer.
Datum: novembar 1943.
Mesto: Glina, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-46-13-12.

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0031 | Photo | Grenadier-Regiment 92 (mot.)



Operations "Axis" and "Gaiseric". On Marjan (park-hill on the peninsula of the city of Split), members of the 92nd Grenadier Regiment decorate their Sd.Kfz. 222 with a seized Partisan flag, after capturing the city of Split (together with elements of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen"). Seen in the background is their eight-wheeler, Sd.Kfz. 233.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Gruber.
Date: 27 September 1943.
Location: Split, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

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Operacije "Osovina" i "Gajzerih". Na Marjanu (park-brdu na splitskom poluostrvu), pripadnici 92. grenadirskog puka kite svoj Sd.Kfz. 222 zaplenjenom partizanskom zastavom, posle zauzimanja grada Splita (zajedno sa delovima SS-divizije "Princ Eugen"). U pozadini se vidi i njihov osmotočkaš, Sd.Kfz. 233.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Gruber.
Datum: 27. septembar 1943.
Mesto: Split, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-049-1553-34.

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0030 | Bio | Otto Kumm



Otto Kumm, chief of staff of the V SS Mountain Corps and commander of the 7th SS Mountain Division "Prinz Eugen". A highly decorated, exceptionally tallented and successful officer, who ended his career as commander of the most elite SS unit, SS Bodyguard "Adolf Hitler". He came to Yugoslavia from the SS Armoured Grenadier Division "Das Reich", after fierce battles in Russia, in late May 1943 – as chief of staff (Ia) of the newly-formed V SS Mountain Corps. He commanded the "Prinz Eugen" Division for a year, from (late) January 1944 to (late) January 1945. He was also the unit's highest decorated member. After the war, he became a successful businessman and founded the Mutual Aid Association of Former Members of the Waffen-SS (HIAG; several well known convicted war criminals were members of the association). He published two books on the "Prinz Eugen" Division: its history and book of photographs. Kumm wrote about the unit's ethnic German members with a true fatherly affection and understanding – but he also almost completely omitted the subject of their war crimes. He died of natural causes, aged 95. He was the only commander of the "Prinz Eugen" Division who survived the war and escaped the trial in Yugoslavia (by fleeing). The enclosed photographs show him posing with his Knight's Cross – at the time of his transfer to Yugoslavia, and at the end of his life.

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Name: Otto Kumm.
Nationality: German.
Rank: SS-Brigadeführer.
Date of birth: 1 October 1909.
Place of birth: Hamburg, Germany.
Date of death: 23 March 2004.
Place of death: Offenburg, Germany.
Cause of death: natural.
SS number: 18727.
NSDAP number: 421230.
Note: holder of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords; declared a war criminal by the Yugoslav State Commission and the United Nations Commission.

Photographer: a) Heinrich Hoffmann; b) unknown.
Date: a) May 1943; b) unknown.
Location: a) Berlin, Germany; b) unknown.

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Oto Kum, načelnik štaba V brdskog SS-korpusa i komandant 7. brdske SS-divizije "Princ Eugen". Visoko odlikovan, vanredno talentovan i uspešan oficir, koji je karijeru završio kao poslednji komandant najelitnije SS-jedinice, Telesne garde SS-a "Adolf Hitler". U Jugoslaviju je došao iz Oklopno-grenadirske SS-divizije "Rajh", posle žestokih borbi u Rusiji, krajem maja 1943. godine – kao načelnik štaba (Ia) novoformiranog V brdskog SS-korpusa. "Princ Eugen" divizijom je komandovao godinu dana, od (kraja) januara 1944. do (kraja) januara 1945. On je bio i najviše odlikovani pripadnik ove jedinice. Posle rata je postao uspešan biznismen i osnovao Udruženje za uzajamnu pomoć bivših pripadnika SS-trupa (HIAG; nekoliko poznatih osuđenih ratnih zločinaca su bili članovi ovog udruženja). Objavio je dve knjige o diviziji "Princ Eugen": njenu istoriju i knjigu fotografija. O domaćim Nemcima, pripadnicima ove jedinice, Kum je pisao sa pravom očinskom ljubavlju i razumevanjem – ali je temu njihovih ratnih zločina zaobišao u širokom luku. Umro je prirodnom smrću, u 95. godini života. Jedini je komandant "Princ Eugen" divizije koji je preživeo rat i izbegao suđenje u Jugoslaviji (bekstvom). Priložene fotografije ga prikazuju dok pozira sa svojim Viteškim krstom – u vreme kada je dobio prekomandu u Jugoslaviju, i pred kraj života.

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Ime i prezime: Oto Kum.
Narodnost: Nemac.
Čin: SS-brigadefirer.
Datum rođenja: 1. oktobar 1909.
Mesto rođenja: Hamburg, Nemačka.
Datum smrti: 23. mart 2004.
Mesto smrti: Ofenburg, Nemačka.
Uzrok smrti: prirodan.
SS-broj: 18727.
NSDAP-broj: 421230.
Napomena: nosilac Viteškog krsta sa hrastovim lišćem i mačevima; proglašen za ratnog zločinca od strane Državne komisije Jugoslavije i Komisije Ujedinjenih nacija.

Fotograf: a) Hajnrih Hofman; b) nepoznat.
Datum: a) maj 1943; b) nepoznat.
Mesto: a) Berlin, Nemačka; b) nepoznato.

Izvor fajla: a) German Postal History, 74151; b) Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939–1945.

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0029 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Division "Prinz Eugen"



The Reichsführer-SS visits the SS Division "Prinz Eugen". Inspection of the division's artillery regiment; from left to right, front row: SS-Standartenführer Martin Konradt (regimental commander), Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and SS-Gruppenführer Artur Phleps (divisional commander); the next row: SS-Gruppenführer Hanns Johst (Himmler's chronicler and a well known poet – behind Konradt, covered), SS-Standartenführer Dr Emanuel Schäfer (chief of the Security Police in Serbia – behind Himmler, also covered), SS-Untersturmführer Dr Viktor Brack (assistant to the divisional quartermaster) and SS-Hauptsturmführer Walter Schmidt (divisional quartermaster); standing between Brack and Schmidt is Colonel Andreas May (chief of the Order Police in Serbia).

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Homann.
Date: 17/18 October 1942.
Location: Kraljevo, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-34-27-20.

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Rajhsfirer SS-a u poseti SS-diviziji "Princ Eugen". Inspekcija artiljerijskog puka divizije; sleva nadesno, prednji red: SS-štandartenfirer Martin Konrat (komandant puka), rajhsfirer SS-a Hajnrih Himler i SS-grupenfirer Artur Fleps (komandant divizije); sledeći red: SS-grupenfirer Hans Jost (Himlerov hroničar i poznati pesnik – iza Konrata, zaklonjen), SS-štandartenfirer dr Emanuel Šefer (šef policije bezbednosti u Srbiji – iza Himlera, takođe zaklonjen), SS-unteršturmfirer dr Viktor Brak (pomoćnik načelnika pozadine divizije) i SS-hauptšturmfirer Valter Šmit (načelnik pozadine divizije); između Braka i Šmita stoji pukovnik Andreas Maj (šef policije poretka u Srbiji).

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Homan.
Datum: 17/18. oktobar 1942.
Mesto: Kraljevo, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-34-27-20.

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0028 | Photo | 13. SS-Freiwilligen b. h. Gebirgs-Division (Kroatien)



Operation "Easter Egg". An Albanian SS-Unterscharführer, a member of the I Battalion, 28th Regiment, 13th SS Division, playing flute during a brief march-break. The battalion consisted of Albanians and it would soon be transferred to Priština, to form nucleus of a new, an entirely Albanian SS division: "Skanderbeg". The NCO wears a newly-issued military cap – the so-called Albanian Fez, made specially for the Albanian volunteers and modelled after their traditional qeleshe.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: April 1944.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: NIOD / Beeldbank WO2, 21004.

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Operacija "Uskršnje jaje". Jedan albanski SS-unteršarfirer, pripadnik I bataljona 28. puka 13. SS-divizije, svira frulu za vreme kratke pauze u maršu. Ovaj bataljon je bio sastavljen od Albanaca i uskoro će biti prebačen u Prištinu, da bi poslužio kao jezgro jedne nove, potpuno albanske SS-divizije: "Skenderbeg". Podoficir na glavi nosi novoproizvedenu vojnu kapu – tzv. albanski fes, napravljen specijalno za albanske dobrovoljce, po uzoru na njihovo tradicionalno keče.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: april 1944.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: NIOD / Beeldbank WO2, 21004.

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0027 | Photo | SS-Kriegsberichter-Abteilung



Operations "Axis" and "Gaiseric". A motorcycle with sidecar of the War Correspondent Platoon, SS Division "Prinz Eugen", driving through the Sinj Street in Split. The city is covered with Communist slogans that glorify the Anti-Fascist Struggle, Brotherhood and Unity of Yugoslavs, Soviet Union, Red Army, Stalin, Vicko Krstulović, and the Krajina and Dalmatian Partisan units. The war correspondents were attached to the "Prinz Eugen" Division, whose elements captured the city together with the 92nd Grenadier Regiment, after fierce fighting against Dalmatian Partisans and their new allies, the Italians (seen in the background are the tropically-equipped vehicles of the 92nd Grenadier Regiment).

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Gruber.
Date: 27 September 1943.
Location: Split, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

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Operacije "Osovina" i "Gajzerih". Motor s prikolicom ratno-dopisničkog voda SS-divizije "Princ Eugen" prolazi kroz Sinjsku ulicu u Splitu. Grad je prekriven komunističkim parolama koje veličaju antifašističku borbu, bratstvo i jedinstvo Jugoslovena, Sovjetski Savez, Crvenu armiju, Staljina, Vicka Krstulovića, i krajiške i dalmatinske partizanske jedinice. Ratni dopisnici su bili priključeni "Princ Eugen" diviziji, čiji su delovi grad zauzeli zajedno sa 92. grenadirskim pukom, posle žestokih borbi protiv dalmatinskih partizana i njihovih novih saveznika, Italijana (u pozadini se vide tropski opremljena vozila 92. grenadirskog puka).

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Gruber.
Datum: 27. septembar 1943.
Mesto: Split, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-049-1553-13.

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0026 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Soldiers of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen" searching captured Serbian (Šumadija or Rasina) Chetniks, during one of their first actions. Some of the captives are barefoot.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: October 1942.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

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Vojnici SS-divizije "Princ Eugen" pretresaju zarobljene srpske (šumadijske ili rasinske) četnike, za vreme jedne od svojih prvih akcija. Neki od zarobljenika su bosonogi.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: oktobar 1942.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, hoff-35071 / BPK, 50075220.

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