27 August 2015

0014 | Photo | Jugoslovenska vojska



Operation 25. Yugoslav prisoners being transported (on a ferry) across the Danube (between Belgrade and the present-day Krnjača; seen in the background is the destroyed Bridge of King Peter II). Among prisoners, there is an ethnic German – covered in swastikas. (In order to prevent accidentally ending up in captivity, many Yugoslav soldiers of German origin emphasised their ethnicity by wearing Nazi insignia – usually an arm ribbon, or a flag; this man, however, obviously did not want to risk being unnoticed, so, besides grabbing a flag, he also pinned two swastikas on his uniform.) The following year, a large number of these men would be recruited into the SS Division "Prinz Eugen" – which would become known for atrocities against civilians, after its very first action. By the end of the war, most of the Yugoslav Germans would find themselves in exile or six feet under (killed), as traitors to their homeland, and abandoned by their fatherland. Their occupier compatriots usually treated them as an inferior race and used them as cannon fodder – and when it was time to evacuate their families – the Reich had more important things to do...

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: April 1941.
Location: Belgrade, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: BPK, 50108854.

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Operacija 25. Transport jugoslovenskih zarobljenika (skelom) preko Dunava (između Beograda i današnje Krnjače; u pozadini se vidi srušeni Most Kralja Petra II). Među zarobljenima je i jedan folksdojčer – okićen kukastim krstovima. (Da ne bi slučajno završili u zarobljeništvu, mnogi jugoslovenski vojnici nemačkog porekla isticali su svoju nacionalnu pripadnost noseći nacističke oznake – obično traku na rukavu, ili zastavu; ovaj čovek, međutim, očigledno nije želeo da rizikuje da bude neprimećen, pa je, osim što je prigrabio zastavu, okačio i dva kukasta krsta na uniformu.) Veliki broj ovih ljudi naredne će godine biti regrutovan u SS-diviziju "Princ Eugen" – koja će postati poznata po zločinima nad civilima već posle svoje prve akcije. Do kraja rata, većina jugoslovenskih Nemaca završiće u izgnanstvu ili pod zemljom (pobijeni), kao izdajnici domovine, a od otadžbine napušteni. Od strane svojih sunarodnika okupatora najčešće su tretirani kao niža rasa i korišćeni kao topovsko meso – a kada je trebalo evakuisati njihove porodice – Rajh je imao preča posla...

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: april 1941.
Mesto: Beograd, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: BPK, 50108854.

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