01 December 2016

0199 | Photo | Kroatische SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division



Formation of the Croatian SS Mountain Division. SS-Obergruppenführer Phleps visits the division in the South of France. Battle drills of the II Battalion, 2nd Regiment; from left to right: SS-Sturmbannführer Egon Zill (battalion commander), SS-Obergruppenführer Artur Phleps (commander of the V SS Mountain Corps), an unknown officer (adjutant) and SS-Obersturmbannführer Franz Matheis (regimental commander); practising crawling at Zill's feet is SS-Hauptscharführer Strobl. The corps commander was (seemingly) satisfied with the division's progress; however, after the mutiny that broke out just a couple of weeks after his departure, the experienced general wrote in his diary that "there was a squad of Titoists infiltrated into every unit in the division".

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 1 September 1943.
Location: Larzac (La Cavalerie), France.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: Yad Vashem / Bundesarchiv.
Number: 1797/59 / RS 3-13/2, 86/12/9.

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Formiranje Hrvatske brdske SS-divizije. SS-obergrupenfirer Fleps u poseti diviziji na jugu Francuske. Borbena obuka II bataljona 2. puka; sleva nadesno: SS-šturmbanfirer Egon Cil (komandant bataljona), SS-obergrupenfirer Artur Fleps (komandant V brdskog SS-korpusa), nepoznati oficir (ađutant) i SS-oberšturmbanfirer Franc Mathajs (komandant puka); pored Cilovih nogu puzanje vežba SS-hauptšarfirer Štrobl. Komandant korpusa je (naizgled) bio zadovoljan napredovanjem divizije; međutim, posle pobune koja je izbila samo par nedelja po njegovom odlasku, iskusni general je u svom dnevniku zapisao da je "u svaku jedinicu u diviziji bio ubačen po jedan titoistički odred".

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 1. septembar 1943.
Mesto: Larzak (Kavalri), Francuska.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: Yad Vashem / Bundesarchiv.
Broj: 1797/59 / RS 3-13/2, 86/12/9.

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