25 December 2015

0118 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Although the SS, being a pagan organisation, was essentially an opponent of Christianity – celebrating Christian holidays was nevertheless allowed within the organisation, because of the deep roots of this religion in Europe (that is, to avoid turning off the potential manpower). In the photo, members of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen" modestly celebrate their first and only peaceful wartime Christmas, before marching off to bloody battles across Yugoslavia. Their faces are already nostalgic and their thoughts directed towards home, to which most of them will never return.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: December 1942.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo, 00089897 / Alamy, CPJ87X.

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Iako je SS, kao paganska organizacija, suštinski bio protivnik hrišćanstva – proslavljanja hrišćanskih praznika ipak su bila dozvoljena unutar organizacije, zbog duboke ukorenjenosti ove religije u Evropi (odnosno da se ne bi odbijalo potencijalno ljudstvo). Na slici, pripadnici SS-divizije "Princ Eugen" skromno slave svoj prvi i jedini mirni ratni Božić, pred polazak u krvave borbe po Jugoslaviji. Lica su im već uveliko nostalgična, a misli usmerene ka domovima, u koje se većina njih više nikad neće vratiti.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: decembar 1942.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo, 00089897 / Alamy, CPJ87X.

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