31 March 2016

0149 | Photo | SS-Division "Reich" (mot.)



The commander of the SS Division "Reich", SS-Gruppenführer Paul Hausser (in overcoat), in conversation with one of his officers in Pančevo. (Hausser later commanded the II SS Armoured Corps, 7th Army and Army Group G. He was one of only four generals promoted to the highest rank in the SS, the rank of SS-Oberst-Gruppenführer. After the war, he became one of the most active defenders of the Waffen-SS and probably most contributed to the substantial historical rehabilitation of the organisation, which was declared criminal at Nuremberg. At the famous trial, in which he was called as a witness, Hausser denied a connection between the SS soldiers at the front and the concentration camp staff [although they were connected], and generally the crimes committed by members of the Waffen-SS – describing them as ordinary, honourable and disciplined soldiers; however, when the prosecution rhetorically asked whether the [infamous] "Prinz Eugen" Division was a unit of this organisation too – Hausser fell silent. He died of natural causes, aged 92.)

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: April 1941.
Location: Pančevo, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Alamy / Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo.
Number: C45845 / 00014377.

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Komandant SS-divizije "Rajh", SS-grupenfirer Paul Hauser (u mantilu), u razgovoru sa jednim od svojih oficira u Pančevu. (Hauser je kasnije komandovao II oklopnim SS-korpusom, 7. armijom i Vojnom grupom G. Bio je jedan od samo četvorice generala unapređenih u najviši čin u SS-u, čin SS-oberst-grupenfirera. Posle rata je postao jedan od najglasnijih branilaca SS-oružja i verovatno najviše doprineo popriličnoj istorijskoj rehabilitaciji ove organizacije, u Nirnbergu proglašene za zločinačku. Na ovom čuvenom suđenju, na koje je bio pozvan kao svedok, Hauser je poricao veze između SS-vojnika na frontu i osoblja koncentracionih logora [iako zapravo jesu bili povezani], i uopšte zločine počinjene od strane pripadnika SS-oružja – opisujući ih kao najobičnije, časne i disciplinovane vojnike; međutim, na retoričko pitanje tužilaštva da li je i [zloglasna] "Princ Eugen" divizija bila jedinica ove organizacije – Hauser je zaćutao. Umro je prirodnom smrću, u 92. godini života.)

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: april 1941.
Mesto: Pančevo, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Alamy / Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo.
Broj: C45845 / 00014377.

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