28 September 2015

0063 | Photo | 13. SS-Freiwilligen b. h. Gebirgs-Division (Kroatien)



Formation of the 13th SS Mountain Division. The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem visits the division in Neuhammer. SS-Brigadeführer Sauberzweig (division commander) passes the first plate of soup to the Grand Mufti during lunch at the barracks (keeping him company on the other side is SS-Hauptsturmführer Husein Đozo, deputy division imam; the wall behind their backs is decorated with flags of Germany and the SS, and a portrait of the Führer). Being a devoted antisemite and anglophobe (and for large sums of money too), the Mufti publicly supported and worked for the Axis powers throughout the war. He considered the Bosnian Muslims "the cream of Islam" and played a key role in the formation of their SS division.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Werner Mielke.
Date: November 1943.
Location: Neuhammer am Queis, Germany.
Original caption: "The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem with Bosnian volunteers of the Waffen-SS. [...]"

File source: National Archives, RG 242-JRP.

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Formiranje 13. brdske SS-divizije. Veliki muftija jerusalimski u poseti diviziji u Nojhameru. SS-brigadefirer Zaubercvajg (komandant divizije) dodaje prvi tanjir supe velikom muftiji na ručku u kasarni (sa druge strane društvo mu pravi SS-hauptšturmfirer Husein Đozo, zamenik imama divizije; zid iza njihovih leđa ukrašen je zastavama Nemačke i SS-a, i portretom firera). Kao izraziti antisemita i anglofob (a i za velike svote novca), muftija je tokom rata javno podržavao i radio za sile Osovine. Bosanske muslimane je smatrao "kremom islama" i odigrao je ključnu ulogu u formiranju njihove SS-divizije.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Verner Milke.
Datum: novembar 1943.
Mesto: Nojhamer na Kvisi, Nemačka.
Originalni natpis: "Veliki muftija jerusalimski kod bosanskih dobrovoljaca SS-trupa. [...]"

Izvor fajla: National Archives, RG 242-JRP.

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