27 August 2015

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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