05 January 2016

0123 | Comparison | Then and now



Potsdam – then and now. In July 1943, a training course for imams (Muslim religious leaders) of the newly-formed Croatian SS Division (future "Handschar") was held in Potsdam. The course lasted three weeks and included lessons on the organisation of the Waffen-SS, the history of nationalism and the German language. The imams used their time for several excursions as well, one of which led to the summer palace of Frederick the Great, called "Sanssouci" [No Worries], in the park of the same name. In the (old) photograph, standing in the foreground are SS-Obersturmführer Heinrich Gaese (the tallest one, a German) and SS-Sturmbannführer Abdulah Muhasilović (with moustache), division imam (a year later, Muhasilović would incite a mutiny and desert with another 100 people and weapons; Heinrich Gaese, unlike Muhasilović, survived the war, and died in 1995). Also seen in the photo, in the background, is SS-Hauptsturmführer Husein Đozo (penultimate row, far right), imam of the division's 2nd regiment.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: a) unknown; b) Ivan Ž.
Date: a) July 1943; b) April 2011.
Location: a) Potsdam, Germany; b) Potsdam, Germany.
Original caption: a) unknown; b) no caption.

File source: a) George Lepre, "Himmler's Bosnian Division" (p. 73); b) Ivan Ž.

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Potsdam – onda i sada. Jula 1943. godine, u Potsdamu je održan kurs obuke za imame (muslimanske verske vođe) novoformirane Hrvatske dobrovoljačke brdske SS-divizije (buduća "Handžar"). Kurs je trajao tri nedelje, a sadržao je lekcije iz organizacije SS-trupa, istorije nacionalizma i nemačkog jezika. Imami su dato vreme iskoristili i za nekoliko ekskurzija, od kojih je jedna vodila do letnje palate Fridriha Velikog, zvane "Sansusi" [Bez brige], u istoimenom parku. Na (staroj) fotografiji, u prvom planu stoje SS-oberšturmfirer Hajnrih Geze (najviši, Nemac) i SS-šturmbanfirer Abdulah Muhasilović (sa brčićima), imam divizije (godinu dana kasnije, Muhasilović će izazvati pobunu i dezertirati sa još 100 ljudi i naoružanjem; za razliku od Muhasilovića, Hajnrih Geze je rat preživeo, i umro 1995. godine). Na slici se u pozadini vidi i SS-hauptšturmfirer Husein Đozo (predzadnji red, sasvim desno), imam 2. puka divizije.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: a) nepoznat; b) Ivan Ž.
Datum: a) jul 1943; b) april 2011.
Mesto: a) Potsdam, Nemačka; b) Potsdam, Nemačka.
Originalni natpis: a) nepoznat; b) bez natpisa.

Izvor fajla: a) George Lepre, "Himmler's Bosnian Division" (str. 73); b) Ivan Ž.

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