13 September 2015

0058 | Photo | 7. SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen"



A girl leads a column of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen", somewhere in Bosnia and Herzegovina. According to the German propaganda story, her name was Eugenija (Evgenija – but it is also possible that it was made up, in order to be associated with the division's name) and she escaped the Partisans twice (the term used was "Soviets"). After she was found in the wilderness, wearing a military tunic, the girl was returned to civilisation, reunited with her family, dressed as a city lady and returned to her old workplace in Sarajevo. This is one of about 30 pictures dedicated to this girl – and one of many German propaganda attempts to present its soldiers as protectors of the people and bearers of the so-called New Order.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Hugo Kemps.
Date: winter 1943/44.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "Escaped the Soviets twice. Eugenija has joined a team of SS mountain troopers, whom she leads safely through the deep snow to the nearest mountain village."

File source: The SS-Kriegsberichter Archive / National Archives and Records Administration.
Number: KB Kampe 092 / unknown.

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Devojka vodi kolonu SS-divizije "Princ Eugen", negde u Bosni i Hercegovini. Prema priči nemačke propagande, njeno ime je Eugenija (Evgenija – ali je moguće i da je izmišljeno, da bi asociralo na ime divizije) i dva puta je pobegla partizanima (korišćeni termin je "Sovjeti"). Nakon što je pronađena u divljini, u vojničkoj bluzi, devojka je vraćena u civilizaciju, sjedinjena s porodicom, obučena kao gradska dama i vraćena na njeno staro radno mesto u Sarajevu. Ovo je jedna od tridesetak slika posvećenih ovoj devojci – i jedan od mnogih pokušaja nemačke propagande da prikaže svoje vojnike kao zaštitnike naroda i nosioce tzv. Novog poretka.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Hugo Kemps.
Datum: zima 1943/44.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "Dvaput pobegla Sovjetima. Eugenija se pridružila jednoj grupi brdskih lovaca SS-a, koje bezbedno vodi kroz duboki sneg do najbližeg planinskog sela."

Izvor fajla: The SS-Kriegsberichter Archive / National Archives and Records Administration.
Broj: KB Kampe 092 / nepoznat.

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