27 August 2015

0016 | Photo | 21. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS "Skanderbeg" (albanische Nr. 1)



Formation of the 21st SS Mountain Division "Skanderbeg". In front of Hotel "Skanderbeg" in Priština, the divisional commander, SS-Standartenführer August Schmidhuber, delivers a speech to the newly-arrived Yugoslav prisoners of war, Kosovo Albanians, released from German captivity (after three years) on condition that they enlist in the Albanian SS division (many of them still wear Yugoslav military caps). On the hotel facade, above the large window on the right, there is an ingrained image of Skanderbeg.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Westermann.
Date: May 1944.
Location: Priština, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-81-44-37A.

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Formiranje 21. brdske SS-divizije "Skenderbeg". Ispred Hotela "Skenderbeg" u Prištini, komandant divizije, SS-štandartenfirer August Šmidhuber, drži govor sveže pristiglim jugoslovenskim ratnim zarobljenicima, kosovskim Albancima, puštenim (posle tri godine) iz nemačkog zarobljeništva pod uslovom da se prijave u albansku SS-diviziju (mnogi još uvek nose jugoslovenske šajkače). Na fasadi hotela, iznad velikog prozora sa desne strane, vidi se isklesani Skenderbegov lik.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Vesterman.
Datum: maj 1944.
Mesto: Priština, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-81-44-37A.

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