11 April 2016

0155 | Photo | 13. SS-Freiwilligen b. h. Gebirgs-Division (Kroatien)



Formation of the 13th SS Mountain Division. Reichsführer-SS visits the division in Neuhammer. The inspection of the Anti-Tank Battalion; from left to right: SS-Hauptsturmführer Gerhard Dierich (battalion commander), Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and SS-Brigadeführer Hermann Fegelein (former commander of the SS Cavalry Division). Just a few months after the shot was made, Hermann Fegelein, at the time Himmler's liaison officer with Hitler, informed the Führer about the crimes of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian SS division (even though he himself was a war criminal), stating that its members liquidate their opponents exclusively with knives and that there were also cases of cutting their hearts out. Uninterested, Hitler replied briefly: "A trifle!"

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Jobst Gösling.
Date: 21 November 1943.
Location: Neuhammer am Queis, Germany.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, RG 242-JRP.

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Formiranje 13. brdske SS-divizije. Rajhsfirer SS-a u poseti diviziji u Nojhameru. Inspekcija protivtenkovskog diviziona; sleva nadesno: SS-hauptšturmfirer Gerhard Dirih (komandant diviziona), rajhsfirer SS-a Hajnrih Himler i SS-brigadefirer Herman Fegelajn (bivši komandant Konjičke SS-divizije). Samo nekoliko meseci nakon što je snimak napravljen, Herman Fegelajn, u to vreme Himlerov oficir za vezu sa Hitlerom, izvestio je firera o zločinima bosansko-hercegovačke SS-divizije (iako je i sam bio ratni zločinac), izjavivši da njeni pripadnici protivnike likvidiraju isključivo noževima, a da je bilo i slučajeva vađenja srca. Nezainteresovan, Hitler mu je odgovorio kratko: "Tričarija!"

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Jobst Gezling.
Datum: 21. novembar 1943.
Mesto: Nojhamer na Kvisi, Nemačka.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, RG 242-JRP.

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