26 July 2016

0180 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Operation "Axis". A clash of yesterday's allies, Italians and Germans, in Dubrovnik. Immediately after the capitulation of Italy (8 September 1943), the Germans began disarming Italian troops and taking over their occupation zones. Resisting in the city of Dubrovnik, the seat of the Italian VI Army Corps, was the "Marche" Division, led by Divisional General Giuseppe Amico (a known opponent of the German-Croatian persecution of the Jews). After fierce street fighting and with the help of aviation, the resistance was crushed by the reinforced 2nd Regiment of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen". The regiment was commanded by the infamous SS-Standartenführer Schmidhuber, who was also appointed governor of the city on this occasion (among his first orders was the liquidation of General Amico, without trial, and the continuation of persecution of the remaining Jews). The picture shows the giant Mercedes-Benz L 1500 A of the 3rd Battery, Anti-Aircraft Battalion, "Prinz Eugen" Division (left), and the miniature L3 tankette of the "Marche" Division (beside the car); on the right is the equipment of Italian soldiers, scattered along the road, over the tram tracks. The photograph was taken in the part of the city called Boninovo, long known (because of the convenient cliffs) for numerous suicides.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 10 September 1943.
Location: Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: eBay.

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Operacija "Osovina". Okršaj dojučerašnjih saveznika, Italijana i Nemaca, u Dubrovniku. Odmah po kapitulaciji Italije (8. septembra 1943), Nemci su započeli razoružavanje italijanskih trupa i preuzimanje njihovih okupacionih zona. U gradu Dubrovniku, sedištu italijanskog VI armijskog korpusa, otpor je pružala divizija "Marke", pod vođstvom divizijskog generala Đuzepea Amika (poznatog protivnika nemačko-hrvatskog progona Jevreja). Posle žestokih uličnih borbi i uz pomoć avijacije, otpor je slomio ojačani 2. puk SS-divizije "Princ Eugen". Pukom je komandovao zloglasni SS-štandartenfirer Šmidhuber, koji je ovom prilikom imenovan i za guvernera grada (među njegovim prvim naređenjima bila je likvidacija generala Amika, bez suda, i nastavak progona preostalih Jevreja). Na slici se vidi ogromni Mercedes-Benc L 1500 A iz sastava 3. baterije protivavionskog diviziona "Princ Eugen" divizije (levo), i minijaturna L3-tanketa divizije "Marke" (pored kola); sa desne strane je oprema italijanskih vojnika, razbacana duž puta, preko tramvajskih šina. Fotografija je snimljena u delu grada zvanom Boninovo, odavno poznatom (zbog pogodnih litica) po mnogobrojnim samoubistvima.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 10. septembar 1943.
Mesto: Dubrovnik, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

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12 July 2016

0179 | Photo | Panzergrenadier-Lehr-Regiment 901



Operation "Ball Lightning". With guns and mortars against Tito's Partisans (the term used in the original, propaganda caption was "Tito's gangs"); members of the 901st Armoured Grenadier Demonstration Regiment fire at the encircled Partisans, who entrenched themselves in a village. In the foreground is a crew of a GrW 34 heavy mortar, and the camouflaged half-track is a well known Sd.Kfz. 251 – variant 10, with mounted 37 mm Pak 36 anti-tank gun.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Walter Dick.
Date: December 1943.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "Surrounded Tito's gangs, entrenched in a village, are taken under fire by a mortar crew."

File source: Library of Congress, LC-USZ61-1205.

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Operacija "Loptasta munja". Topovima i minobacačima protiv Titovih partizana (termin korišćen u originalnom, propagandnom natpisu je "Titove bande"); pripadnici 901. oklopno-grenadirskog nastavnog puka gađaju opkoljene partizane, koji su se ukopali u jednom selu. U prvom planu se vidi posada teškog minobacača GrW 34, a kamuflirani poluguseničar je dobro poznati Sd.Kfz. 251 – varijanta 10, sa montiranim protivtenkovskim topom 37 mm Pak 36.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Valter Dik.
Datum: decembar 1943.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "Opkoljene Titove bande, koje su se ukopale u jednom selu, zasipa vatrom jedna minobacačka posada."

Izvor fajla: Library of Congress, LC-USZ61-1205.

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11 July 2016

0178 | Photo | 13. SS-Freiwilligen b. h. Gebirgs-Division (Kroatien)



The famous German amphibious vehicle – Schwimmwagen (literally: swimming car) – in the service of the 13th SS Mountain Division. Standing in the car is the division commander, SS-Brigadeführer Karl-Gustav Sauberzweig, and the driver is SS-Unterscharführer Stefan Schaffhauser; on the right, approaching the vehicle is SS-Sturmbannführer Hans Hanke, commander of the II Battalion, 28th Regiment; standing in the background is SS-Sturmbannführer Erich Braun, the division chief of staff (Ia).

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: spring 1944.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Robin Lumsden, "A Collector's Guide to the Waffen-SS" (p. 136).

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Čuveno nemačko amfibijsko vozilo – švimvagen (bukvalno: plivajuća kola) – u službi 13. brdske SS-divizije. U kolima stoji komandant divizije, SS-brigadefirer Karl-Gustav Zaubercvajg, a vozi ih SS-unteršarfirer Štefan Šafhauzer; sa desne strane vozilu prilazi SS-šturmbanfirer Hans Hanke, komandant II bataljona 28. puka; u pozadini stoji SS-šturmbanfirer Erih Braun, načelnik štaba divizije (Ia).

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: proleće 1944.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Robin Lumsden, "A Collector's Guide to the Waffen-SS" (str. 136).

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0177 | Photo | 188. Gebirgs-Division



Operation "Bozen". After placing mines in several houses, the demolition squad leaves the village of Gornji Turki, with smiling faces. These young men are sappers from the 188th Mountain Division, temporarily attached to the I Battalion of the Police Regiment Bozen; for the house demolition, they used the anti-tank mines, type T.Mi. 42. Gornji Turki was just one of several Croatian villages this team had left in flames in April 1944, for alleged collaboration with the Partisans.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Urban Rienzner.
Date: 5 April 1944.
Location: Gornji Turki (Kastav), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-005-0046-18.

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Operacija "Bocen". Nakon postavljanja mina u nekoliko kuća, odred za rušenje napušta selo Gornji Turki, nasmejanih lica. Ovi mladići su mineri iz 188. brdske divizije, privremeno priključeni I bataljonu Policijskog puka Bocen; za rušenje kuća su koristili protivtenkovske mine, tipa T.Mi. 42. Gornji Turki su bili samo jedno od više hrvatskih sela koja je ova ekipa ostavila u plamenu aprila 1944. godine, zbog navodne saradnje sa partizanima.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Urban Rincner.
Datum: 5. april 1944.
Mesto: Gornji Turki (Kastav), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Bundesarchiv, Bild 101I-005-0046-18.

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04 July 2016

0176 | Photo | Jugoslovenska vojska u otadžbini



Vaso Rajić, member of the Chetnik Romanija Corps, poses for a souvenir photo in a seized SS mountain trooper tunic (of a fallen NCO from the 7th or 13th SS Division).

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: unknown.
Location: unknown, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: no caption.

File source: Rajić Family Archive / Jovan L.

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Vaso Rajić, pripadnik četničkog Romanijskog korpusa, pozira za uspomenu u zaplenjenoj brdsko-lovačkoj SS-bluzi (palog podoficira iz 7. ili 13. SS-divizije).

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: nepoznat.
Mesto: nepoznato, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: bez natpisa.

Izvor fajla: Arhiva porodice Rajić / Jovan L.

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0175 | Photo | Narodnooslobodilačka vojska Jugoslavije



Yugoslav Partisans pose for a photograph in German uniforms, seized from a firefighter (centre) and two youths. Although the Nazi insignia has been removed from the uniforms, as usual, the man in the middle nevertheless draws attention to the seized Hitler Youth dagger on his belt, which has a clearly visible swastika on its handle.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: unknown.
Location: unknown.
Original caption: unknown.

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Jugoslovenski partizani poziraju za fotografiju u nemačkim uniformama, zaplenjenim od jednog vatrogasca (sredina) i dvojice omladinaca. Iako su, po običaju, nacističke oznake sa uniformi uklonjene, čovek u sredini je ipak na opasaču istakao zaplenjeni bodež Hitlerove omladine, sa jasno vidljivim kukastim krstom na dršci.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: nepoznat.
Mesto: nepoznato.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

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