Adolf Hitler and the Army of Mankind

     These pages continue to grow. More and more honest research, information and pictures are coming to the light. Thanks to everyone who has contributed pictures and information! I leave you with a quote by one of the greatest soldiers of WW2, Léon Degrelle. It captures the spirit of these pages perfectly...

[Above: Léon Degrelle]

     'German racialism meant re-discovering the creative values of their own race, re-discovering their culture. It was a search for excellence, a noble ideal. National Socialist racialism was not against the other races, it was for its own race. It aimed at defending and improving its race, and wished that all other races did the same for themselves. That was demonstrated when the Waffen-SS enlarged its ranks to include 60,000 Islamic SS. The Waffen-SS respected their way of life, their customs, and their religious beliefs. Each Islamic SS battalion had an imam, each company had a mullah. It was our common wish that their qualities found their highest expression. This was our racialism. I was present when each of my Islamic comrades received a personal gift from Hitler during the new year. It was a pendant with a small Koran. Hitler was honoring them with this small symbolic gift. He was honoring them with what was the most important aspect of their lives and their history. National Socialist racialism was loyal to the German race and totally respected all other races.'
-Léon Degrelle - Epic: The Story of the Waffen-SS (Lecture given in 1982). Reprinted in The Journal of Historical Review, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 441-468

[Above: Together.]

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    [Above: 'Gross-Deutschland ist Erstanden!' = 'Greater-Germany is Secured!'
    Poster advertising the celebration of Germany's Anschluss with Austria organized by the NSDAP chapter in Argentina
    (Landesgruppe Argentinien der NSDAP). It was held in Buenos Aires, April 10, 1938.]

  • During the first few years of WWII Argentina maintained close relations with the Axis powers although it officially remained neutral. The United States pressured Argentina to end these relations, cutting off weapon shipments to Argentina while increasing them to Brazil, its neighbor, effectively creating tension in the region. Acting president Ramón Castillo retained Argentina's friendship with the Axis, and even brought it closer. In 1942 Argentina approached Germany with a request to purchase airplanes, weapons, and other equipment. This further led the United States to put the heat on Argentina. Argentine General Domingo Martínez later even claimed that Castillo was concerned over a potential invasion by Brazil and Uruguay backed by the US. Castillo was initially determined to resist, and openly kept Argentina's friendship with the Axis, believing that Argentina's geography would allow it to withstand war.

    In 1943 a military coup overthrew the Argentine government. The next year, in 1944 the United States government labeled the Argentine government as 'fascist' and enacted financial and trade restrictions against the country and used its clout to get other countries to do the same.

    British officials went even further and captured Argentina's envoy to Germany, thus creating a diplomatic disaster for Argentina. Finally in 1944, the new leader of Argentina agreed to break all ties with the Axis countries.

    Argentine patriots despised this and forced the new president to resign. Despite Argentina breaking ties with the Axis, the United States continued to maintain sanctions against Argentina.

    In 1945, having little choice and when it no longer mattered, Argentina declared war against its friend, Germany, about a month before the end of the war.

    Beneath the surface however, German politicians and soldiers found refuge in Argentina for decades to come.

    [Above: One would swear this picture was taken in Germany, but it's not. It is in Argentina. It was taken in 1941 in Buenos Aires as Argentine troops were on parade. Many South American countries were close friends to Germany and the Axis.]

    [Above: Argentine military 1940s]

    [Above: Fascist style parade during the rule of Juan Perón, 1943-1946.]

    [Above: This is a huge National Socialist rally in Buenos Aires. The striped flag alternating the German flag is the flag of Argentina. Circa 1938.]

    [Above: Color video still of the rally above.]

    [Above: A different rally in Buenos Aires.]

    [Above: The top of this postcard says:
    'DAS DEUTSCHE VOLK kann nur leben durch die gemeinsame harmonische Arbeit ALLER (Adolf Hitler)'
    which basically means
    'THE GERMAN VOLK can only live by the joint harmonious work of us ALL (Adolf Hitler)'.
    The bottom says
    'Der Auslands Deutschen In Argentinien'
    which is
    'The Germans living abroad in Argentina'.]

    [Above and below: Honoring Adolf Hitler in Argentina.]

    [Above: This postcard says 'Germans in Argentina'. Circa 1938.]

    [Above: This is a German-style 'tinnie' or day badge commemorating a gathering.]

  • Clarinada was an anti-Jewish, nationalist magazine that ran from May 1937 - February 1945 (# 1-94), done out of Buenos Aires by Carlos M. Silveyra. Silveyra was also the author of a handful of anti-communist books.

    [Above: Anti-communist magazine 'Clarinada', June 1937.]

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  • Like many South American countries Colombia was forced by the United States to cease diplomatic relations with the Axis powers in December 1941, or face embargo, an end to economic aid and even possible invasion.

    During WWII there lived thousands of German and Japanese people in Columbia. Due to relentless pressure from the United States, hundreds of these innocent people were deported and interned in concentration camps or jailed. This occurred even though the government of Columbia was never convinced in the slightest that these immigrants were dangerous.

    The United States also forced the Columbian government to put restrictions of German airline pilots and technicians. Even though once again the Columbian government wasn't convinced, the United States pressed the outlandish idea that German and Austrian pilots could convert their planes into bombers and then attack the Panama Canal!

    [Above: Columbian troops wearing helmets based on German pattern. Circa 1942.]

  • The following are rare pictures of Colombian National Socialists in Barranquilla (a city in Northern Columbia). The National Socialist movement was large in Colombia and many army officers were members. The United States ordered the Columbian government crack down on any National Socialist movement -- and the Colombian government was forced to obey. Innocent people were jailed, businesses were closed, even German schools were closed and the German language 'outlawed'.

    [Above: Ceremony led by Colombian National Socialist leader Emil Pruefert.]

    [Above: Ceremony led by Colombian National Socialist leader Emil Pruefert.]

    [Above: Emil Pruefert leaving the rally.]

    [Above: Gathering of Colombian National Socialists.]

    [Above: Young Colombians look forward to a new day, free of usury and economic slavery.]

  • Four Estonian Waffen-SS volunteers were awarded Germany's highest decoration, The Knight's Cross. They are:

    SS-Hauptsturmfuehrer Paul Maitla (August 23, 1944)
    Waffen-Unterscharfuehrer Haralt Nugiseks (April 9, 1944)
    SS-Sturmbannfuehrer Alfons Rebane (February 23, 1944)
    SS-Obersturmbannfuehrer Haraldt Riipalu (August 23, 1944)

    [Above: Waffen-SS Estonian sleeve shield]

    [Above: Estonian soldiers were among the proudest and most effective of the Waffen-SS volunteers.
    Some of their heroic battles in the end days are like something from a tragic fairytale, the stuff of legend.
    Here are members of the Estonian Waffen-SS in 1944 meeting Estonian politician Hjalmar Mäe.]

    [Above: Two Estonian Waffen-SS soldiers on leave in Prague. One sports a bandaged leg and cane.]

    [Above: Estonian soldiers prepare to fire a German 'Panzerschreck' during the Battle of Narva,1944.]

    [Above: A kitten, a flower and a grenade! These decorated Estonian Waffen-SS men know a few things about having fun.]

    [Above: Poster.]

    [Above: This odd postcard from 1941 bears the stamps of three different nations: the postcard itself is Russian, and it bears one German stamp and two Estonian stamps. These odd combinations, or franking, can often be found in the chaos and confusion of war.]

    [Above: Rare imperforate variety of 1941 Estonian stamps.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Estonian sleeve coat-of-arms shield variation]

    [Above: A vibrant poster saying 'Freedom for people!.]

    [Above: A striking poster, which says 'The protection of our homeland from Bolshevism!'.]

    [Above: Two Estonian frontline nurses on the cover of 'Eesti Pildileht' or 'Picture of Estonia'.
    This was a magazine which ran during the short years of Estonian freedom between 1943-44. This is the first issue of 1944.]

    [Above: The German magazine 'Hamburger Illustrierte' celebrating the freedom of Estonia from communist occupation.
    The cover shows two Estonian women in traditional dress. The text below says: 'Happy people on the day of freedom'.]

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    [Above: Latvian postcard from 1934.]

    [Above: Latvian postage stamp from 1919. Note the use of the tilted swastika!]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Latvian volunteer arm shield]

  • A whopping eleven Latvian Waffen-SS volunteers were awarded Germany's highest decoration, The Knight's Cross. Latvia had the highest number of Knight's Cross recipients. They are:

    Legion-Untersturmfuehrer Miervaldis Adamsons (January 25, 1945)
    Waffen-Untersturmfuehrer Roberts Ancans (January 25, 1945)
    Waffen-Hauptscharfuehrer Zanis Ansons (January 25, 1945)
    Waffen-Obersturmbannfuehrer Karlis Aperats (September 21, 1944)
    Waffen-Hauptsturmfuehrer Zanis Butkus(September 21, 1944)
    SS-Obersturmfuehrer Andrejs Freimanis (May 5, 1945)
    Waffen-Obersturmfuehrer Roberts Gaigals (May 5, 1945)
    Waffen-Obersturmbannfuehrer Nikoljas Galdins (January 25, 1945)
    Waffen-Sturmbannfuehrer Voldermar Reinholds (May 9, 1945)
    SS-Unterscharfuehrer Alfreds Riekstins (April 5, 1945)
    Waffen-Standartenfuehrer Woldermars Veiss (February 9, 1944)

    [Above: Waffen-SS Latvian volunteer arm shield variation]

    [Above: This poster says: 'Hitler the Liberator'.]

    [Above: A Waffen-SS Latvian soldier fires a Panzerfaust in the final days of the war.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Latvian volunteers in action against the Red army in late 1944. Here a sniper and his spotter go in for the kill.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Latvian volunteers in action on the Eastern Front late 1944.]

    [Above: The Waffen-SS Latvian Legion on Latvian Independence Day, 1943.]

    [Above: Poster of SS Latvian legionnaire: 'To Arms - At Work!']

    [Above: Latvian newspaper Tevija from January 1943. Hermann Göring and Alfred Rosenberg appear on the cover.]

    [Above: Two Tevija newspapers from August 26-27, 1941. Click on either to see more details.]

    [Above: Latvian women welcome German soldiers marching into Riga in July 1941.]

    [Above: Latvian magazine 'Laikmets' ('Era' or 'Times') from 1943. The bottom text 'Priecigas Lieldienas!' means 'Easter Greetings!'.]

    [Above: These private issue charity postage stamps were sold in 1941.]

    [Above: This poster, featuring the 'thundercross' symbol, is from the 'Perkonkrusts' organization, which was formed in the early 1930s. Many of its members would later join the Axis forces fighting communism.]

    [Above: Latvian magazine 'Mana Maja' ('My Home'), July 1941.]

    [Above: A striking piece of art which says 'Latvia - Life!' and 'Bolshevism - Death!'.]

    [Above: This is an eight minute film clip of the liberation of Latvia, July 1, 1941. It is taken from the weekly German wartime newsreel, 'Deutsche Wochenschau'.]

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    [Above: Julius Bertoletti, the suave master of art.]

  • Julius Bertoletti (June 17, 1919 - September 13, 1976) was an Italian artist who created many famous fascist artworks during WWII. After the war Bertoletti's art appeared on various men's magazines. His talent undiminished, he continued to create truly talented works, yet they were no longer with substance when compared to his contributions during the war. The battle for the soul of Europe over, Bertoletti, like so many others, was reduced to a mere common artist, selling his works to trashy magazines to survive.

    By far one of the best Italian artists of the war, his masterful works were bullets defending his land and people. Now, without direction or purpose, the great immortal artists of a free Europe faded into mediocrity.

    But the works of the great masters survived, telling a tale of fierce and spirited resistance, of total war and of spiritual triumph.

    Physically the Axis might have lost World War Two... but on the spiritual plane, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Corneliu Codreanu, Ante Pavelic, William Joyce, Hideki Tojo, Tomoyuki Yamashita and all the others stand eternal -- in total victory.

    Living in the warm hearts of the faithful.

    Forever loved.

    Beautiful.

    Immortal.

    And free.

    Hail Victory!

    [Above: This work challenges the slacker: 'Etu.. cosa fai?.' = 'What do you do?']

    [Above: 'Banditi e Ribelli - ecco la vostra fine!' = 'Bandits and rebels - here's your end!']

    [Above: 'Le mamme d'Italia non Dimenticheranno!' = 'The mothers of Italy will not forget!']

    [Above: 'Bolshevism is against family values' and 'Family is the greatest shame of all that has been created in civilized countries - Lenin', circa 1943.]

    [Above: This is a coffee table book of Bertoletti's work. 173 pages, 294 color illustrations, 10 black and white, Libreria Bocca Publisher, 2002, Milan.]

    [Above: Grand Hotel magazine, 1956.]

    [Above: Grand Hotel magazine, 1962.]

    [Above: Marilyn Monroe by Julius Bertoletti.]

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    [Above: Gino Boccasile.]

  • Gino Boccasile (July 14, 1901 – May 10, 1952) was an Italian illustrator of extraordinary ability. His talent shined brightest during WWII when he volunteered his talent toward the war effort.

    [Above: 'Enlist in the anti-aircraft artillery of the Air Force!']

    A fascinating fact about Boccasile was that since his childhood he was missing an eye! Early in his youth he lost his left eye, when a drop of quicklime (calcium oxide) got into his eye while he drank from a fountain. This tragic handicap didn't hold him back from his dream, however. He completed his education at a fine art school in his hometown of Bari.

    [Above: The cowardly enemies of fascism trying to destroy it, to no avail!]

    Boccasile moved to Milan in the mid-1920s he found employment at the Mauzan-Morzenti Agency. Over the next few years he produced art for posters and the covers of illustrated fashion magazines. After living in Buenos Aires for a short time he met his future wife Alma Corsi. In 1932 he relocated to Paris, where his fame grew and grew. An issue of 'Paris Tabou' was even dedicated to his work.

    [Above: The racy 'Paris Tabou' magazine]

    He founded a publicity agency called ACTA, after returning to Milan. He illustrated for many Italian periodicals, such as 'La Donna' (1932), 'Dea' (1934), 'La Lettura" (1934), 'Bertoldo' (1936), 'Il Milione' (1938), 'L'Illustrazione del Medico' (1939), 'Ecco' (1939), 'Settebello' (1939) and 'Il Dramma' (1939). He also designed numerous book covers for publishers Mondadori and Rizzoli.

    [Above: A perfume advertisement]

    An ardent fascist and stern supporter of Benito Mussolini, he produced many works for the Italian Ministry of War. Some of his greatest and most beloved works came after Mussolini's rescue and setting up of the Italian Social Republic in Northern and Central Italy. He created recruitment posters for the Italian SS and numerous other materials for the war effort. Boccasile even enlisted in the Italian Waffen-SS (29th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Italian)!

    [Above: 'HOLD ON!' (top) - 'It is about to strike the hour of atonement for the anti-Europe.' (bottom), 1944.]

    After the war he was imprisoned and tried for 'collaborating with the fascists', which he was acquitted. Nonetheless he remained an outcast and was blacklisted. For years afterward he couldn't find steady work.

    Boccasile further proved his loyalty to fascism after the war, affiliating himself with the fascist political party 'The Italian Social Movement' (MSI) and even doing illustrations for them.

    [Above: Symbol of the MSI political movement, 1946.]

    To survive, temporarily, he produced pornographic sketches for English and French publishers. The years that followed saw Boccasile opening another agency in Milan and creating a sea of amazing posters for numerous commercial products.

    In 1952, at the age of 51 years old, Gino Boccasile passed into eternity. He died in Milan from bronchitis and pleurisy. The plastic world of the victorious Allies wasn't worthy of him anyway.

    [Above: 'Your friend?'.]

    [Above: 'Marfurt'?]

    [Above: This is from a book called 'Il Decamerone'. The Decameron is a collection of novellas by the 14th-century Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The book contains 100 stories told by seven young women and three young men who try to escape the Black Death by hiding in a secluded villa. Click to see many more pictures!]

    [Above: A racy perfume ad containing nudity.]

    [Above: This is an ad for orange soda.]

    [Above: Paris Tabou men's magazine.]

    [Above: Gino Boccasile - he saw more with just one eye than most of the world could see with a million eyes.]

  • Click here to see more of Boccasile's work during the war

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  • It is estimated that approximately 50,000 Lithuanians volunteered for service with Germany during WW2. Even after the war many Lithuanians continued to fight their communist occupiers well into the 1950s.

    [Above: 'Kova bolševizmui! Bendra kova – bendras laimejimas!' = 'The fight Bolshevism! Joint struggle - United Victory!' ]

    [Above: A Lithuanian police battalion volunteer. Note the German style collar tabs on this man's uniform. A total of 38 Lithuanian police battalions were formed.]

    [Above: Lithuanian volunteers in the Waffen-SS train with a 8.8cm Raketen-panzerbuchse 54 anti tank weapon nicknamed 'panzerschreck', which means 'tank terror']

    [Above: Policeman with prisoners. Check out the homemade swastika armband! Vilnius, Lithuania. Circa July 1941]

    [Above: Residents of Kaunas, Lithuania welcome a column of German troops. Note the plain clothes man (front right) on the sidelines wearing a swastika armband. This armband's swastika is not tilted as the NSDAP symbol and is probably handmade in support of the German liberators.]

    [Above: Lithuanian women giving water to German soldiers, June 1941.]

    [Above: Lithuanian women giving flowers to German soldiers.]

    [Above: Lithuanian children hand flowers to a German officer.]

    [Above: Lithuanian girls in national costumes welcome a German soldier, 1941.]

    [Above: The flag of Lithuania is hoisted above Vilnius following its liberation by German forces.]

    [Above: Lithuanian poster equating Jews to Stalinism, 1941.]

    [Above: Lithuanian stamp showing the flag of National Socialist Germany, among others, 1939.]

    [Above: This currency-like note was for purchasing various textiles. This denomination is one 'punkt' and expired April 30, 1945. Click on the image to see many more examples!]

  • Click here to see Lithuanian postage stamps of the era

  • Amongst the Japanese fighting in China in the days prior to WW2 were Korean volunteers. Eventually Koreans even volunteered to fight in Europe with German and Axis allies.

    [Above: The name of the soldier in this photo is Yang Kyoungjong. He was born in Shin Euijoo, Northwestern Korea on March 3, 1920.
    His story was revealed in an article of ‘Weekly Korea’ on December 6th, 2002. He was captured by American soldiers after D-Day in June 1944. Oddly, through the chaos of war, he served in the Japanese, Russian and German armies!]

  • There was a 2011 movie made about his ordeal, but unfortunately it isn't close to reality. It is incredibly biased toward the Japanese, making them look comically evil. The movie doesn't miss a chance to make the German commander look devilish as well. Could we expect any less? Of course not! The war sequences are good -- extremely violent, but a bit chaotic, but that's war after all. There are so many Korean names of characters you'll easily get lost about who's who. This movie was billed as the most expensive Korean film in history ($25 million). Unfortunately money doesn't buy a good movie. Avoid this, it's just another biased propaganda film, it has nothing to do with Shin Euijoo's story it is so loosely based.

    [Above: DVD front/back.]

    [Above: DVD.]

  • Adolf Hitler gave a speech (January 30, 1939, Berlin, Reichstag) in 1939 that illustrates very well the alliance between Germany and Japan. It is as follows:

    'The Japanese nation, which in the last two years has set us so many examples of glorious heroism, is undoubtedly fighting in the service of civilization at the other side of the world. Her collapse would not benefit the civilized nations of Europe or of other parts of the world, but would only lead to the certain triumph of bolshevism in the Far East.'

    Prophetic isn't it? We all know Communism, with the help of the United States, grips China and much of Asia with an iron fist. The United States is now hopelessly in debt to Communist China for trillions of dollars... Let's also not forget that the United States waged two unsuccessful wars against Communism in the decades that followed World War Two (Korea and Vietnam). The future was, and indeed still is, everything that Adolf Hitler warned us about!

    [Above: This Japanese piece, showing a steering wheel, basically says 'We steer toward peace'.]

    [Above: German Kriegsmarine sailors with a Japanese comrade.]

    [Above: U-boat 861 crew chief Max Schley with 2 Japanese engineers helping with its overhaul.]

    [Above: Aboard U-boat 180, here is Shosa Hideo Tomonaga, a Japanese submarine design specialist.
    Tomonaga committed suicide in 1945 on another U-boat rather than surrender.]

    [Above: Commander of U-boat 861, Jurgen Oesten, celebrating with Japanese friends.]

    [Above: German and Japanese sailors during a U-boat mission to Japan in 1943.]

    'Just as there have always been two Germanys, so there have always been two Japans: the one, capitalist and therefore Anglophil—the other, the Japan of the Rising Sun, the land of the samurai. The Japanese Navy is the expression of this second world. It’s amongst the sailors that we’ve found the men nearest to ourselves.'
    –Adolf Hitler

    [Above: Armband from the Todt Organization]

  • The Todt Organization (Organization Todt) was a civil and military engineering group originating in Germany and named after its founder, Fritz Todt. It was responsible for a massive range of engineering projects, like the autobahn, and also military projects like the West Wall and the fortifications along the French coast. The Todt Organization operated throughout Europe, from France to deep into the Soviet Union.

    [Above: Construction workers employed by the 'Todt Organization', a vast organization employing over two million workers. It was responsible for repairing roads, railways, airfields and also for building fortifications. Here, in this colorized photograph, three clearly non-white members, from North Africa, are building submarine shelters. Arabs from all over the Middle East volunteered to help Germany in all capacities.]

    [Above: Camp chart showing the many different ethnic groups that worked on the Atlantic Wall in France -- more than half were not German.]

    [Above: Todt Organization recruiting poster for Italians.]

    [Above: Another Todt Organization recruiting poster for Italians. It says 'Bread and welfare', 1944.]

    [Above: Todt Organization recruiting poster for French.]

    [Above: A Todt Organization speaking with a construction worker.]

    [Above: A Todt Organization guard. Note the Todt armband above his NSDAP armband.]

    [Above: Note the additional armband (below the NSDAP armband) on the supervisor above is of this type.]

    [Above: Rare Todt Organization helmet.]

    [Above: Todt Organization identification book. Click on image to see pictures of the inside.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Handschar collar tab]

    'After a heavy artillery barrage the enemy attacked in the sector of the 13th SS and 297th Divisions in battalion and up to regimental strength, supported by tanks.
    The fighting was extremely bitter, some positions changed hands upwards of six times, and losses were bloody on both sides.
    Our troops, particularly the 13th SS Division "Handschar" have fought outstandingly well in the face of a vastly superior foe,
    despite two enemy breakthroughs, the main battle line is in our hands.
    The fighting continues, one enemy tank has been destroyed.'

    --officer from Oberkommando des Heeres (the Supreme High Command of the German Army), April 15, 1945

    [Above: Seen here are Muslim troops of the Waffen-SS Croatian 13th Division 'Handshar.' They are reading a booklet written by the Grand Mufti. Their special 'fez' style hats were permitted for prayer, I assume. Of note is the fact that the Muslim world was very pro-German. There were pro-National Socialist governments and uprising in countries like Persia (Iran), Syria, Lebanon and Iraq, just to name a few.]

    [Above: Recruitment poster for Croatians and Bosnians for the Waffen-SS. A Christian and a Muslim are shown here united against Bolshevism.]

    '...König's battalion withstood five days of the most difficult defensive fighting against a vastly superior foe and sustained bloody losses...
    In spite of the hopelessness of the situation, König personally led eleven of his men in a counterattack and threw the enemy back.
    The foe answered with fire of their heavy weapons on the breakthrough point, killing ten of the men and seriously wounding another.
    König himself wounded, held the position single-handedly with hand grenades...
    He held the enemy at bay long enough for his shattered battalion to consolidate and re-organize (behind him)...'

    --The quote speaks of SS-Obersturmführer Hans König, 1/28 SS-Regt, November 20, 1944.

    [Above & below: Recruitment posters for Croatians and Bosnians for the Waffen-SS. The poster on top is mentioning Adolf Hitler and Croatian Leader Ante Pavelic and like the poster symbolism above it, a Christian and a Muslim are shown united against Bolshevism.]

  • Handschar (Bosnian/Croatian: Handžar) was the local word for the Turkish scimitar, a historical symbol of Bosnia and Islam. An image of the Handschar adorned the division's flag and coat of arms.

    Adolf Hitler had 60,000 Quran's printed to be distributed to Muslim Waffen-SS volunteers. These special editions had a swastika on the cover.

    [Above: Waffen-SS Handschar collar tab]


    'Bosnia's best sons are serving in the SS...
    After victory is achieved, a new, important task must be completed -- the implementation of a New Order...
    Through the Versailles-Diktat, Europe was thrust into a totally senseless foundation,
    and under the name of democracy, Jews and Freemasons played key roles in political and societal life...
    It will not be easy to liberate Europe from these enemies, but the SS man...
    shall build a better future for Europe'.

    --Sturmbannführer Hussein Dzozo

    [Above: Five Bosnian brothers in the 13th 'Handshar' Muslim Division of the Waffen-SS, circa 1943/1944.]

    [Above: Young Bosnian Waffen-SS soldiers that volunteered in the summer of 1944. They trained with the Kama division, and were later transferred to the Handschar division.]

    [Above: Halim Malkoc.]

  • Halim Malkoc (August 12, 1917 – February 8, 1947) was a Bosnian Muslim Imam and SS Obersturmführer in the Waffen-SS division Handschar. He has the outstanding honor of being the first Muslim awarded the German Iron Cross during World War Two. This loyal man received this medal for helping to stop the Villefranche-de-Rouergue mutiny of 1943, where Tito's communist infiltrators attempted to deceive the men of the Pioneer battalion of the 13th SS Division into turning on their German comrades. Halim Malkoc and the unit physician Dr. Willfried Schweiger freed the German NCOs that had been captured by the traitors and rallied the men to hunt them down, which they did.

    Malkoc was a young Imam in Bosnia when WWII began, but had already proved himself to be a brilliant military mind while serving with the Yugoslavian army. The historian George Lepre, in his 1997 book "Himmler's Bosnian Division; The Handschar Division 1943-1945", stated that Malkoc was a 'gifted military leader.'

    [Above: Halim Malkoc looking over his comrades.]

  • Like many young Bosnians he was firmly against the expansion of Bolshevism and saw it as a danger to not only his religion, but Europe itself. In 1943 he joined the newly formed Waffen-SS Division 'Handschar' where he was appointed an Imam to the SS-Gebirgs-Pioneer Batallion 13.

    Shortly after being appointed Imam, Malkoc and other Muslim religious leaders were sent to Dresden for a three week Imam Training Course organized by SS Obergruppenführer Gottlob Berger and honorary SS officer Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.

    [Above: Halim Malkoc.]

  • A year after his training in Dresden he was appointed Imam for the entire division.

    In 1947, like so many brave, selfless and worthy human beings, Malkoc was executed. Another murder bloodying the hands of the Allies and their communist comrades.

    [Above: The 'Kolnische Illustrierte Zeitung' magazine showing Muslim Waffen-SS volunteers.]

    'The eighty or so Iron Crosses awarded to the Bosnians bear witness to their heroics.
    The men have performed deeds that are truly of great bravery.
    The camaraderie between Germans and Bosnians in battle is insoluble.'

    --Karl-Gustav Sauberzweig, April 16, 1944

    [Above & below: The Waffen-SS went to great lengths to accommodate the cultural and religious beliefs of its volunteers. In this case the Muslim volunteers were allowed to wear a fez. This was to allow them to pray--touching their head to the ground, while wearing the fez. They were also given special rations to accommodate their religious diet restrictions. The red fez was not worn in the field, there was a grey fez for that purpose.]

    [Above: Click image for larger view.]

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    [Above: Grey fez. Click image for larger view.]

    'These deeds signify great benevolence for us Muslims and for Bosnia in general.
    I therefore consider it my duty to extend our thanks to the Reichsführer-SS in the names of the division’s Imams
    as well as in the names of the hundreds of thousands of Bosnia’s poor in that I pledge
    that we are prepared to lay down our lives in battle for the great leader Adolf Hitler and the New Europe.'
    --Hauptsturmführer and Imam Husein Dzozo, in a letter to Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, thanking him for donations made to Bosnian family members of the troops, for an increase in troop rations and the establishment of an Imam school.

    [Above: Anti-Partisan Guerrilla Warfare Badge. Click image to see examples in use]

  • The Handschar division performed a variety of anti-partisan duties meriting the Anti-Partisan Guerrilla Warfare Badge.

    The badge was made in three grades:

  • Bronze, for 20 days in combat against partisans
  • Silver, for 50 days in combat against partisans
  • Gold, for 100 days in combat against partisans

    The Criteria were slightly different for the Luftwaffe, being based on 30, 75, and 150 operational flights/sorties flown in support of anti-partisan operations.

    A version in gold with diamonds, maker marked C.E. Juncker, also existed but was never awarded.

    [Above: Anti-Partisan Guerrilla Warfare Badge in gold with diamonds.]

    [Above: German troops gather for a ceremony outside of the Sarajevo City Hall building on April 16, 1941.]

    [Above: A Bosnian Muslim woman greets German troops as they liberate Bosnia-Herzegovina in April, 1941. Source: German newsreel - 'Die Deutsche Wochenschau'.]

    'I knew there was a chance that a few traitors might get smuggled into the division,
    but I haven't the slightest doubt concerning the loyalty of the Bosnians.'

    --Heinrich Himmler, referring to communist terrorist Tito's attempt to infiltrate the Bosnians Waffen-SS division. Several of these criminals were rooted out and hung.

  • Click here to see more pictures of Muslim Waffen-SS volunteers

    [Above: This H. Hoffman photo is another example of the respect the National Socialists held for their Japanese comrades. This postcard shows the Japanese Botschafter (Ambassador) Hiroshi Oshima.]

  • Hiroshi Oshima (April 19, 1886 – June 6, 1975) was instrumental in the forging and signing of the Anti-Comintern Pact on November 25, 1936 and the Tripartite Pact on September 27, 1940. The Allied propagandist William Shirer wrote in his pseudo-history book 'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich' that Oshima 'is more Nazi than the Nazis'.

    [Above: Adolf Hitler and Oshima, both bowing in respect of one another, meeting in 1939]

    Adolf Hitler held Oshima in such high regard that in 1941 he even awarded him the coveted Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle in Gold, of which he was one of only fifteen ever awarded!

    [Above: Adolf Hitler awarding Oshima the Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle in Gold]

    [Above: The astonishingly beautiful Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle in Gold]

    Oshima paid Adolf Hitler back with utter loyalty and friendship. On the dark day of April 13, 1945 Oshima met with Ribbentrop and solemnly vowed to stand with Adolf Hitler and the people of Berlin, come what may! He said to Ribbentrop: 'I do not wish to be treated in the same manner as other diplomats merely by reason of great danger from the ravages of war'.

    This brave old Samurai wasn't able to die with his comrades in the hellfire of Berlin, however. Adolf Hitler ordered him and the other diplomats out of Berlin and to safety. It wasn't to be, great Oshima.

    On December 16, 1945 he was charged with 'war crimes' and brought before the kangaroo court called 'The International Military Tribunal for the Far East'. No surprise, he was found guilty of 'conspiring to wage aggressive war' on November 12, 1948 and sentenced to life imprisonment! This foolishness was later acknowledged and he was paroled in late 1955 and even granted clemency three years later.

    [Above: International women's meeting in Berlin of thirteen nations. From left to right - Norway's Frau Olga Bjoner (Landesleiterin d. Norwegischen NS-Frauenorganisation), Germany's Frau Scholtz-Klink (Reichsfrauenführerin), Japan's Frau Oshima (wife of the Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Oshima), Spain's Pilar Primo de Rivera (Frauenführerin, founder of the women's Falange section and sister of martyr José Antonio Primo de Rivera) and Italy's Marchesa Olga Medici. October 7, 1941. Courtesy of the Bundesarchiv.]

    [Above: Inscribed and autographed picture of Oshima]

    [Above: Here is a German postcard with a message in Japanese characters from 1942, sent from Berlin to Hamburg. Unfortunately, I have no clue what it says, but it is an interesting artifact of German-Japanese cooperation and friendship. Both countries had civilian, scientific and military exchange programs. The two allies had a deep respect for one another, despite having very different cultures and languages. There were approximately 10,000 Japanese nationals who lived in Germany during the Third Reich. Strange that the liars who rule this world try to convince us otherwise. If you still believe in the lies and propaganda after reading and seeing this page than you are a valuable slave to their disintegrating empire.]

    [Above: Toshio Shiratori]

    'The war has now moved from China to South Eastern Asia, and is about to enter the stage of the war for all Asia.'
    -Toshio Shiratori

  • Toshio Shiratori (June 8, 1887 – June 3, 1949) was the Japanese ambassador to Italy from 1938 to 1940, upon which time he became the adviser to the Japanese foreign minister. Most honorably, he was also one of the fourteen 'Class-A war criminals' tried and imprisoned by the United States at the end of the war.

    After serving as the Director of the Information Bureau under the Foreign Ministry from 1929 to 1933, he worked as the Ambassador to Sweden and non-resident Ambassador to Finland from 1933 to 1936. In 1938 he was appointed ambassador to fascist Italy, two years later becoming the adviser to the foreign minister in 1940.

    Shiratori was a proud nationalist and strong supporter of the alliance between German, Japan and Italy. He is said to have been deeply impressed by fascism. When Mussolini was betrayed and captured in Italy in 1943, Shiratori offered refuge in Japan to Benito Mussolini, who gratefully declined, saying 'I want to die in Italy'.

    His support and work toward this end landed him in an American dungeon at the end of the war. This kangaroo court charged him with 'conspiring to wage aggressive war' in November 1948 and sentenced him to life imprisonment. He would die in his enemies captivity in 1949 of laryngeal cancer.

    On October 17, 1978 Shiratori was one of the fourteen 'Class-A war criminals' enshrined at Yasukuni Shrine. This honor given to these war heroes by Japan was very controversial outside of Japan, of course.

    [Above: Toshio Shiratori]

    [Above: Patches worn by various Cossacks belonging to different regions. Starting at the top row, left to right, they are:
    Kuban Cossacks (KB), Terek Cossacks (TB), Sibir Cossacks (NCB) - from the 2nd Siberian Cossack Calvary Regiment.
    Bottom row, from left: Don Cossacks (BA), Astrakhanskoje Vojsko - Astrakhan Siberian Host Cossacks (ACB)]

    [Above: 'Alexei Sovichenko is a Cossack. He thus belongs to the warlike community of the east. Although the Cossack lands suffered exceptionally during the Civil War in 1917, and though the Bolshevists destroyed the last remnants of Cossack independence, what are known as the "Cossack Armies" have preserved intact the laws of Cossack tradition. Once they lived on the banks of the Don, the Terek, the Kuban and the Volga as farmers, but now they are fighting as volunteers with the Germans in the hope that one day they will be able to live there under their own laws once more.'
    -Signal magazine, English edition.]

    [Above: The mutual respect between National Socialist Germany and the Cossack peoples was great. Here is a beautiful work of art by Alof Jordan Alexej, entitled 'Pawlowitsch Bondar - volunteer in Germany Cossack Division 1944.']

    [Above: Pictured here is a Cossack volunteer (from Russia). History paints them amongst the most tenacious, bold and brave fighters of World War Two. This man is a machine gunner and holds an MG-42 German machine gun.]

    [Above: The 5th Don Cossack Calvary Regiment medal.
    These are the same medal, but made differently because of war time chaos and shortages.]

    [Above: I'm unsure what this Cossack medal is exactly, but it is crazy cool!]

    [Above: A parade celebrating the end of Ramadan in Kislovodsk, Caucasus, with Cossack volunteers riding by a massive poster of Adolf Hitler, October 1942.]

    [Above: Highly decorated Kalmyk volunteers warmly greeting one another.]

    [Above: Here is a magazine devoted to Cossack Waffen-SS from 1943.]

  • Click here to see more pictures of Cossack volunteers plus volunteers from that region

  • Three Danish Waffen-SS volunteers were awarded Germany's highest decoration, The Knight's Cross. They are:

    SS-Obersturmfuehrer Johannes Hellmers (March 5, 1945)
    SS-Untersturmfuehrer Søren Kam (February 7, 1945)
    SS-Unterscharfuehrer Egon Christophersen (July 11, 1944)

  • Four Belgian Waffen-SS volunteers were awarded Germany's highest decoration, The Knight's Cross. They are:

    SS-Hauptsturmfuehrer Léon Degrelle (February 20, 1944)
    SS-Untersturmfuehrer Léon Gillis (September 30, 1944)
    SS-Untersturmfuehrer Jacques Leroy (April 20, 1945)
    SS-Sturmmann Remi Schrijnen (September 21, 1944)

  • Four Dutch Waffen-SS volunteers were awarded Germany's highest decoration, The Knight's Cross. They are:

    SS-Rottenfuehrer Derk-Elsko Bruins (August 23, 1944)
    SS-Sturmmann Gerardus Mooijman (February 20, 1943)
    SS-Unterscharfuehrer Kaspar Sporck (October 23, 1944)

    [Above: Flemish Waffen-SS sleeve shield variations. These are two of many other variations.]

    [Above: On May 15, 1940 the Germans entered Amsterdam by the Berlage bridge. As you can see there were many people who welcomed them and saw them as liberators.]

    [Above: The Waffen-SS are welcomed into Amsterdam by cheering crowds. Courtesy of the Bundesarchiv.]

    [Above: Flemish youth recruiting poster.]

    [Above: The Schalburg Cross was a decoration awarded men in the Danish Schalburg Corps.]

    'Jewish rule in the Soviet Union was far greater than even I believed.
    The population hates them more than Aage H. Andersen [editor of anti-Jewish newspaper 'Kamptegnet'] himself could dream of...'

    -From a letter Schalburg wrote his wife in August 1941 while serving with Wiking division.

    [Above: Danish Waffen-SS hero Christian Frederik von Schalburg (April 15, 1906 - June 2, 1942). Schalburg was a Danish army officer and the second commander of the Waffen-SS Free Corps Denmark. He was awarded the Iron Cross of 1st and 2nd class while serving in the Waffen-SS 'Division Wiking'. He died fighting communism on the eastern front. Loved and respected by his men, one of his soldier's even sacrificed his own life to retrieve Schalburg's corpse from the battlefield. On the day of his funeral Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler posthumously promoted Schalburg to SS-Obersturmbannführer. The famous Danish poet Valdemar Rördam published a tribute to von Schalburg. A Danish medal and a unit of his countrymen were even named in his honor-- the Schalburg Cross (above) and the Danish Germanic-SS Schalburg Corps. In his name a memorial fund was set up, which sent packages to Danish volunteers on the Eastern Front.]

    [Above: This is a postal label honoring Schalburg.]

  • Click here to see more pictures of Christian Frederik von Schalburg

    [Above: This very rare postcard entitled 'De Zwarte Soldaat' (The Black Soldier) says: 'In Rememberance - Peter Ton 7-9-40, Hendrick Koot 14-2-41, Hanz Pelzer 22-3-'. It memorializes Dutch NSB National Socialist martyrs in the Netherlands.]

    [Above: Danish Waffen-SS-Untersturmführer (Second Lieutenant) Gerardus Mooyman (September 23, 1923 – June 21, 1987). Mooyman was a hero of the battle against communism. In February 1943 during the battle of Lake Ladoga he annihilated 13 Russian tanks single-handedly. For this super-human feat he became the first non-German to be awarded the Knight's Cross. By war's end he destroyed 10 more!]

  • Click here to see more pictures of Gerardus Mooyman

    [Above: A powerful image of a Flemish Waffen-SS soldier.]

    [Above: This woman is a volunteer in the Flemish Waffen-SS Red Cross.]

    [Above: Handsome and brave SS-Obersturmführer Sören Kam.] Søren Kam (November 2, 1921 – March 23, 2015) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a Danish commander in the Waffen-SS during World War II. As a young man he was a member of Denmark's own National Socialist party, the National Socialist Workers' Party of Denmark (DNSAP). It was here that Kam met Danish Waffen-SS hero and martyr Christian Frederik von Schalburg.

    In June 1940 Kam volunteered with the Waffen-SS, serving in the 5.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking on the Eastern Front. He battle prowess and dedication soon earned him a promotion and he was transferred to SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz and was promoted to SS-Untersturmführer.

    [Above: SS-Obersturmführer Sören Kam photographed after the presentation of the Knight's Cross.]

    In September 1943 Kam was head of a training school at Høveltegaard which was responsible for the training of new members of the esteemed Schalburg Corps, which he later commanded.

    On February 7 1945 Adolf Hitler awarded Kam the coveted Knight's Cross while he was a company Commander of the SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 'Germania'. He was only the third Dane to receive this award. It was noted that Kam had showed'especially decisive action in the battle against the enemy'. Furthermore he was wounded in battle several times and for battlefield bravery was awarded the Iron Cross Second and First Class, the Infantry Assault Badge, Close Combat Clasp and the silver Wound Badge. He had been involved in some of the bloodiest battles of the war, in places such as Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv, Cherkasy, Kovel and Warsaw.

    Before his death in 2015, at the age of 93, he wrote his 400 page memoir, unfortunately only published in Danish.

    Sören Kam has passed away on March 23, 2015 in Kempten, Germany. His beloved wife, Eleonore Kam, passed away just weeks before.

  • Click here to see more pictures of Sören Kam

    [Above: Valdemar Rørdam (September 23, 1872 – July 13, 1946) was a Danish poet and author and a stern opponent of communism.
    His most famous poem 'Denmark in a thousand years' was almost the Danish national hymn.
    His son Helgo Rørdam, after emigrating to Finland, volunteered to fight in the Winter War against the Soviet communists and was killed in action.
    In 1941 he published the poem 'Then came the day that we have long awaited'. The poem praised Adolf Hitler's trials to destroy bolshevism.
    In 1942 he wrote a tribute to the Waffen-SS Obersturmbannführer Christian Frederik von Schalburg, a martyr whom fell on the eastern front fighting communism.]

    [Above: This series of four notes bearing the words 'Faedrelandet' (The Fatherland) were printed by ‘Danmarks National Socialistiske Arbejder Parti’ (SNSAP). They were issued in 1942 and were probably used as in some fundraising capacity (to support the Faedrelandet newspaper, pay party dues or to be used in the Danish SNSAP canteen at its headquarters in Copenhagen. The text beneath 'Faedrelandet' says 'For Denmark’s honor, freedom and right'.]

    [Above: Pictured here, in 1941, a volunteer for the Danish Legion of the Waffen-SS is interviewed in Copenhagen.]

    [Above: Pictured here, also in 1941, are more Danish volunteers.]

    [Above: Circa 1941.]

    [Above: Here is a Dutch armband. It translates as 'In the service of the German army'.]

  • Danmarks Nationalsocialistiske Arbejderparti (DNSAP) was Denmark's largest National Socialist party. It was founded on November 16, 1930. It was closely fashioned after the German NSDAP. In 1933 Frits Clausen took over leadership and led the party to new heights. At the 1939 elections the DNSAP had 5000 members and won the party three seats in the Folketing (parliament).

    After the 1940 German invasion the DNSAP received financial and political support from Germany. The party led huge recruiting drives for the Waffen-SS amd the Frikorps Danmark.

    The 'democratic' Allies banned the party in May 1945. Clausen was thrown in a dungeon by the vengeful Allies, where he died of 'natural causes'. But some brave individuals kept the flame alive. The DNSAP is still active today, waiting for the moment of our shared destiny -- vengeance!

    [Above: Martyr and hero Frits Clausen (November 12, 1893 – December 5, 1947) , the leader the 'Danmarks Nationalsocialistiske Arbejderparti' (DNSAP).]

  • Click here to see additional photographs of Frits Clausen

  • Click here to see additional photographs of the DNSAP party

    [Above: Danish National Socialist Youth (NSU) member in Copenhagen in June 1941. The NSU was the DNSAP's youth organization.
    The picture was taken for the DNSAP's newspaper 'Fatherland', issue June 19, 1941.]

    [Above: A vignette stamp of the DNSAP.]

    [Above: An envelope sent to the Danish Nazi party from Berlin.]

  • The National Socialist Dutch Workers Party (Dutch Nationaal-Socialistische Nederlandsche Arbeiderspartij) or NSNAP was founded in 1931 by Ernst Herman van Rappard. It was heavily inspired by the German NSDAP. It was notable for its hard line anti-Jewish stance. The NSNAP wanted full incorporation of the Netherlands into the Germany. They argued that the Dutch had a strong ethnic kinship with the Germans.

    Van Rappard eventually lost control of the party and three separate groups splintered off and claimed the NSNAP name. The NSNAP would never recover. It finally died on December 14, 1941. Their rival, the NSB, supported by Germany, was now in control. But van Rappard was not beaten. He proved his mettle and joined the Waffen-SS. Most of the old comrades from the NSNAP joined Mussert's NSB. He joined the vaunted 1st SS Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler and saw service in Yugoslavia and Greece. He later re-enlisted in the 5th SS Panzer Division Wiking. He was wounded on a campaign in the Caucasus. A determined soldier, he continued his fight in various other Waffen-SS divisions. In August 1944 he was wounded in Estonia and was awarded the Iron Cross Second Class.

    In May 1945 Van Rappard was captured by Canadian invaders. He was charged for his service for Germany and was sentenced to death! The sentence was later changed to life in prison. In 1953 he died of a 'brain hemorrhage' in the dungeon he was left to rot away in.

    [Above: Ernst Herman van Rappard (October 30, 1899 - January 11, 1953) was born in Banyumas Regency, Central Java, Dutch East Indies.]

    [Above: NSNAP poster.]

    [Above: Major Cornelis Jacobus Aart Kruyt.]

  • Cornelis Jacobus Aart Kruyt (April 5, 1869 - March 31, 1945) was a Dutch soldier, politician and one of the leaders of the NSNAP. In 1933 he succeeded the old leader of one of the branches of the NSNAP. He received limited political success in the parliamentary elections of 1937, his party getting less than one thousands votes. In Germany, however, he had a much larger following, amongst Dutch living in Germany. In 1938 left the party and in 1940 the NSNAP merged with the NSB.

    [Above: Major Kruyt speaking at a meeting in Nijmegen, August 1934.]

    [Above: Tinnie featuring the image of Major Kruyt.]

    [Above: NSNAP party pin.]

  • Click here to see more items of the NSNAP

    [Above: Here is a sheet of advertising stamps for the National Socialist Party (NSAP). It was released by Aage H. Andersen.]

  • As in Denmark and other countries, in Sweden there was also a party simply called 'National Socialist Labor Party' (NSAP). This short-lived party was founded by famous politician and publisher Aage H. Andersen (July 1, 1892 - February 27, 1968).

    [Above: Aage H. Andersen]

    In 1933 Andersen joined Wilfred Petersen's National Socialist Party. This didn't last long, however, and in 1934 he joined the DNSAP (Danmarks Nationalsocialistiske Arbejderparti), Denmark's largest National Socialist party. But he soon found that the DNSAP was too light on the Jewish problem and on October 31, 1935 he founded the National Socialist Labor Party (NSAP). The NSAP program stated: 'The NSAP is fighting for the complete redemption of the Danish people through a radical solution of the Jewish question through use of the law.'

    In 1938 Andersen was sentenced to 80 days in jail for the 'relegation of another religion', namely Judaism. This wouldn't be the last time he was sentenced for this 'crime'. Andersen proved time and time again he wasn't afraid of the powers-that-be and that nothing would silence him from speaking the truth.

    From May 1939 until May 1943 he published the newspaper 'Battle Sign' (Kamptegnet), which used many articles and art from the German newspaper Der Stürmer. From June 1940 until February 1942 it was edited by the famous writer and activist Olga Eggers. After the closing of Kamptegnet Andersen became the editor of the newspaper Racial Service (Rastjänsten), from December 1943 to December 1944. Andersen also published a handful of books on the Jews and their schemes for world domination.

    On January 26, 1941, he again worked with the DNSAP, but this didn't work out and on October 31, 1941, he formed the association 'Danish Antidote League' (DAL). A little more than two years later, on May 20, 1944, he served as head of the Schalburg Corps Central Office for Racial Issues.

    After the war, on August 19, 1947, the Allies sentenced Andersen to eight years in prison. Being a journalist, author and patriot were his 'crimes', such is the false democracy peddled in this world. But apparently this wasn't enough, on February 24, 1948, he was sentenced to ten more years in prison by the vengeful Jewish powers.

    [Above: An illustration from Andersen's newspaper 'Kamptegnet']

    [Above: An illustration from Andersen's newspaper 'Kamptegnet']

    [Above: An illustration from Andersen's newspaper 'Kamptegnet']

  • Click here to see examples of 'Kamptegnet' (Battle Sign)

    [Above: Olga Eggers]

  • Olga Antoinette Eggers (December 31, 1875 - May 17, 1945) was a Danish National Socialist writer, editor, activist and journalist. The first half of her life she was a prominent Social Democrat and women's activist, but after being betrayed by the system she had defended for years, she sought a new way. Her search for political truth ended in National Socialism.

    Eggers was born in the Dutch East Indies, but moved to Denmark at a young age. Born into a wealthy family of power and means, her beliefs and lifestyle were similar to others in the bourgeoisie class she represented. Her father was a Baron and Police Lieutenant, and, interestingly enough, she was the cousin of Third Reich financial wizard Hjalmar Schacht, who she kept in contact with throughout her life.

    Olga Eggers wasn't one to keep silent about things she disagreed with. With a high intelligence and private education, she used her intellect and mettle to speak out about the ills she saw in society, especially with women's rights, of which she was a pioneer in Denmark.

    In 1900 she became a teacher, but eventually took on a career as a writer. She quickly become a popular and widely respected writer, with articles appearing in Politics and Our Ladies, among others.

    In 1901 Eggers impulsively married a young author after only fourteen days of knowing one another. This marriage ended five years later, but she found love again, this time with a professor. This marriage produced a daughter they named Ulrica in 1913. But again, her marriage wasn't meant to be and ended in tragedy when her husband died after only three years of marriage. She would remain single for the rest of her life. Perhaps it is no coincidence that in her 1908 novel 'Den røde Synd' (The Red Sin), she states that women are only able to love but once in their lives.

    [Above: Olga Eggers]

    In 1903 she wrote her first novel, 'Zigøjnerblod' (Gypsy Blood) and the following year wrote 'Moderne Ægteskab' (Modern Family). Many books followed in the years to come. Her writings defended traditional values and beliefs, and dealt with such things as motherhood, loyalty, love, family, but also eugenics, abortion and even advocated the dissemination of information about birth control, something controversial at the time.

    In the late 1920s she traveled to Liberia for seven months, which she later described in her 1931 book 'Ene Hvid gennem Liberiets Urskove' (A White Alone in the Liberian Jungle). In this book she argued against racism and prejudice against black Africans.

    Before becoming a National Socialist Eggers was a staunch Social Democrat. She wrote warm and heartfelt articles and spoke at Social Democrat conventions to much applause. She held numerous posts during this time, even being on a board of directors. She knew several Jews who she thought were her friends, one being a Danish-Jewish critic and scholar named Georg Brandes (born Morris Cohen) and another Danish-Jewish singer named Harry Haurowitz, who she dedicates one of her books to (Henri - There is No Death, 1926). She was as far from being a National Socialist as one could be and was completely in the dark. Her sheltered life, however, was about to end.

    In 1932 Olga Eggers reported her lawyer, whom had worked for her for a number of years, for fraud. Apparently this unscrupulous but well-connected individual had stolen an undisclosed amount of money from her. High level politicians and political leaders got involved and they tried in vain to get her to rescind the charges. Eventually it reached the Attorney General and was rejected for 'lack of evidence'. She appealed the case to the mayor, but again was denied. She even appealed to prominent Social Democrat leaders, whom she thought were her friends, for help, but they abandoned her.

    [Above: Olga Eggers]

    She was hurt and disillusioned, yet her eyes were opened to the rotten corruption of her former beliefs. The system she had so vocally fought for in the past she now rejected. She wrote about the betrayal in 1935 in the newspaper House and Lady. She brought up how it looked to the youth to see how a widow can be stolen from, apparently legally.

    Eggers had several National Socialists in her family, both on the Danish and German sides. Sometime after her regular family visits with her German relatives she became convinced of the truth of National Socialism. Eggers threw herself behind her newfound beliefs of National Socialism. It was written that she made Hitler, Göring and Goebbels look like Democrats in comparison to her!

    In April 1935 she wrote glowingly about Hermann Göring's wedding in an article entitled 'The Happy Berlin'. That same year, in 1935, Olga Eggers joined the Danmarks Nationalsocialistiske Arbejderparti (National Socialist Workers' Party of Denmark), or DNSAP, although this wouldn't last long and she joined the Danish Socialist Party (DSP). She was the chairman and a lecturer of the DSP's Nordic Action Women's Group, and wrote articles for its publication the Nordic Voice.

    In the summer of 1938 she joined Aage Andersen's National Socialist Labor Party (NSAP). In 1939 she was entrusted with the job of editor of Aage Andersen's newspaper Kamptegnet (Battle Sign). She also contributed many articles for Kamptegnet defending traditional, National Socialist values. She translated important works from German, such as Martin Luther's 'Of the Jews and Their Lies'.

    Battle Sign was closed in May 1943 after legal action from a wealthy Danish wholesaler and department store owner Peter Møller Daell. Battle Sign had reported that Daell had an affair with his Jewish secretary Ella Wassermann. It told that she had great influence on Daell's businesses, replacing Danish employees with Jewish ones. It also reported that Daell's Danish workers were being treated very badly.

    Battle Sign was apparently popular amongst the workers and customers at Daell's warehouse and department store, where it was distributed without charge. Flyers were also handed out detailing Daell and Wassermann's affair.

    [Above: Daell's department store catalog, 1936]

    In January 1942 Daell and Wassermann brought a lawsuit against Eggers and Battle Sign. Eggers was removed from her position of editor and Aage Andersen took over. Unabated he continued speaking out against the degenerate pair of adulterers Daell and Wassermann. The court case raised massive public attention. Public attendance of the trial was so great that a larger courtroom was needed. Eggers pointed out that she had not intended a fight against anyone specific through her articles, but against the Jewish race as a whole, and she should be protected by her right of freedom of expression.

    Daell and his Jewish friends, however, cared not for such illusory things as 'freedom'. On May 15, 1942 the judge ruled that Battle Sign's allegations were defamatory and unfounded. Eggers and Andersen were convicted of defamation. Being a famous writer Eggers received a small writer's support stipend. It was suspended! Daell was awarded kr 4,000 and Wassermann kr 2,000 in damages.

    Eggers and Andersen appealed the unjust verdict to the Supreme Court and the case was resumed in October 1942. All the while Daell and Wassermann railed for a stiffer sentence. Daell and his Jewish allies flexed their hidden power and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs demanded that Battle Sign cease the accusation and any reference to the case.

    This whole affair is extremely telling. Consider that all of this happened during the supposed 'Brutal Nazi Occupation' of Denmark. What a farce they've peddled to us.

    Nonetheless, the Battle Sign fought on. The newspaper published new evidence, namely the guestbook of a hotel which revealed the names of Daell and Wassermann! Andersen accused the two in court of false testimony. The packed courtroom took the side of Andersen and stood beside Battle Sign.

    [Above: Olga Eggers, 1906]

    The final hearing was on November 6, 1942. Andersen received support from all levels of Danish society, including the brave men of the Frikorps Denmark. The courtroom turned hostile against Daell and his Jewish mistress and they had to be kept under police guard and come and go through the back door.

    On March 29, 1943 the Supreme Court ruled. Jewish power won the day. A unanimous decision of the High Court not only enforced the previous ruling but even stiffened the penalties! Eggers and Andersen now would even have to do 160 days in jail! All in all Eggers lost over $10,000.

    Ella Wassermann later moved to Sweden, but returned back to Denmark after the war to a high paying and influential job working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later became a consul in Berlin. Wow, a Jewish secretary sure does climb the rungs of society fast, huh?

    Blacklisted by the immense Jewish power in German occupied Denmark, in August 1943, Eggers moved to Germany and took a job as interpreter for Heinkel-Werke. Letters to her family indicate that she was practically expelled from Denmark after the ordeal!

    Olga Eggers was arrested in her home in Holbergsgade immediately after the end of WWII. She was taken to Vestre Fængsel prison in Copenhagen, where she was murdered at 69 years of age! It was claimed that she 'died from falling down stairs and then had a heart attack...'!

    [Above: Communist 'resistance' members arrest Olga Eggers. The abuse she must have suffered by these sadists...]

    Eggers is amongst the sea of great men and women who have been 'deleted from history'. The enemies of truth have attempted to erase them, afraid that people will be inspired by their heroic lives and struggles for truth.

  • Click here to see more photographs related to Olga Eggers

    [Above: The first two Belgian postal labels, in Dutch, say: 'Jews out!'. The third label says the same thing, but in Dutch and French. There are a variety of types of these labels, the ones shown here are considered type 1 (type 2a and 3a of the variety) and type 2 (1a of the variety). The varieties have to do with very minor printing variations.]

  • Click here to see photographs of the Netherlands Legion (including Flemish, Danish and Belgian legions)

  • Click here to see recruiting posters for the Netherlands Legion (including Flemish, Danish and Belgian)

  • Click here to see postage stamps, newspapers, magazines and related material issued to benefit the Netherlands Legion

  • Click here to see currency of the era

    [Above: Flemish National Socialist Youth Armband (NSJV).

    [Above: Pictured here during a ceremony are Flemish Waffen-SS volunteers (Flemish people are from a Dutch speaking part of Belgium).]

    [Above: Flemish SS infantry division recruiting poster.]

    [Above: Flemish Waffen-SS frontline nurses.]

    [Above: 50 Francs note from 1942. Click to see back of note.]

  • Click here to see more photographs of Belgian volunteers

  • Click here to see postage stamps that were issued to benefit the Flemish Legion

    [Above: Waffen-SS Free India Legion sleeve shield]

    [Above: Asit Krishna Mukherji]

  • Asit Krishna Mukherji (1898 - March 21, 1977) was a Bengali Brahmin from India.
    He was a fervent National Socialist and published a pro-Axis newspaper in the late 1930s called The New Mercury.
    He is perhaps best known for his marriage to Savitri Devi in 1940 (6-9-1940) in order to protect her from deportation and internment by the British who occupied India at that time.
    When The New Mercury was banned by the British government he began publishing another newspaper called The Eastern Economist, which was in collaboration with the Japanese.
    Mukherji was instrumental in connecting Subhas Chandra Bose with the Japanese. This introduction led Bose to form the Indian National Army.
    After the war he published several of Savitri Devi's most venerated books about National Socialism and Adolf Hitler.]

  • Click here to see more pictures of Asit Krishna Mukherji

    'If I had to choose a motto for myself, I would take this one — 'pure, hard, certain' — in other words: unalterable. I would express by this the ideal of the Strong, that which nothing brings down, nothing corrupts, nothing changes; those on whom one can count, because their life is order and fidelity, in accord with the eternal.'
    -Savitri Devi

    [Below: Savitri Devi, circa 1937]

    Savitri Devi Mukherji (September 30, 1905-October 22, 1982) was born with name 'Maximiani Julia Portas' and chose Savitri Devi (Savitri meaning 'solar energy', and Devi being a title) as her pseudonym. She was given this name the girls at Shantiniketan University. She was a revolutionary writer and covered many topics, with an especially passionate interest in Animal Rights and National Socialism. In fact, she pioneered many ideas in both subjects.

    Savitri grew up in France but was of Greek, Italian and English ancestry. She obtained two Masters Degrees and a PhD in philosophy from the University of Lyon and also studied chemistry while there. She was even a French tutor to the famous philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis between 1932 and 1935. She spoke more than a half a dozen languages!

    Savitri became a strong admirer and supporter of National Socialist Germany. She saw that Adolf Hitler was the leader of the fight in the battle against evil in this world. Her strong beliefs in Animal Rights were shared by National Socialist Germany, which had outlawed cruelty against animals. Adolf Hitler himself was even a vegetarian, as she was. But that was just one aspect of National Socialism that Savitri admired, she believed it to be the answer to the world's problems.

    [Below: Savitri Devi]

    In 1932 Savitri went to India in search of the remnants of Aryan Paganism that was still in practice there. Around this time she took the name Savitri Devi and began practicing Hinduism. She wrote 'A Warning to the Hindus' while there in an attempt to help stop the deterioration of Hinduism by the encroaching Christianity and Islamic religions.

    Savitri worked for the Axis by gathering intelligence on the British occupiers in India and circulating pro-Axis leaflets. She enabled the leader of the Axis Indian National Army Subhas Chandra Bose to meet and make contact with Japanese representatives.

    Savitri Devi married a fellow National Socialist Asit Krishna Mukherji in order to stay in India. The British could intern her for being an undesirable foreigner, as she was a Greek citizen at that time. Mukherji was the editor for the National Socialist pro-German newspaper 'New Mercury'.

    After the world lost the chance to shake free from the corruption it has endured for so long, Savitri didn't give up the fight for freedom. She traveled to Germany in 1948 and from a train window she threw thousands of leaflets and small packages with chocolates and other treats. The message on the leaflets was simple but bold; 'Men and women of Germany hold fast to our glorious National Socialist faith, and resist!' She later wrote a book about her experiences in post-war Germany called 'Gold in the Furnace'. The name referring to the strong German people and the National Socialist spirit that resisted the insane hell and mountainous crimes the Allies committed against the German people.

    [Below: Another monumental book by Savitri Devi]

    Savitri was arrested for promoting National Socialist ideas on German Territory. She served eight months of her two year sentence. She met and became friends with many National Socialists including SS prisoners. After her release she was kicked out of Germany.

    She illegally entered Germany in 1953 using her maiden name and a Greek passport and went on a pilgrimage of Holy National Socialist sites. She later completed a book in 1958 called 'Pilgrimage' about her experiences.

    Savitri became heavily active in the newly established post-war National Socialist organizations. She became close friends with the famous German fighter pilot Hans-Ulrich Rudel and many notable German National Socialists.

    [Below: Gold in the Furnace]

    Perhaps one of the most important things Savitri Devi did was popularize the reality of Adolf Hitler as a divine entity. She wrote in 'The Lightning and the Sun' about Adolf Hitler being sent by God to perform divine work on Earth. She influenced many important followers of Adolf Hitler's teachings, including the great Miguel Serrano of Chile.

    Savitri Devi decided to move back to Europe from her home in India in the 1970s, at this point her eyesight had begun to fail and her health was greatly deteriorated. She visited her old comrades in Germany and France one final time, before moving in with her friend Muriel Gantry in England.

    It was here that this brilliant and shining individual passed into eternity. It was most unfortunate that she died right before she was to travel to the US to give lectures at the invitation of Matt Koehl of the American Nazi Party (later renamed New Order). Savitri's ashes are enshrined in a memorial room at the headquarters of the New Order next to the ashes of George Lincoln Rockwell in Wisconsin.

    Perhaps no book ever written, in the glorious times of National Socialist Germany or after, captures the beauty and spiritual power as Savitri's book 'The Lightning and the Sun'. Savitri's life and works continue to uplift and inspire future generations of National Socialists around the world.

    [Below: Savitri Devi]

    'Above him and above the smoke of the Russian cannons and of the burning city, above the noise of explosions, millions and millions of miles away, the stars — those same stars that had shed their light over the adolescent’s first prophetic ecstasy forty years before — sparkled in all their glory, in the limitless void. And the man against time, who could not see them, knew that his National Socialist wisdom, founded upon the very laws of life; his wisdom that this doomed world had cursed and rejected, was and would remain, in spite of all, as unassailable and everlasting as their everlasting dance.'

    -Savitri Devi, speaking of Adolf Hitler, The Lightning and the Sun.


  • The first National Socialist group in Australia was born in Adelaide in 1932. It was formed by a German doctor named Johannes Becker (1898-1961), who lived in Tanunda, South Australia.

    [Above: An Australian-German club in Adelaide, South Africa celebrates the 50th birthday of Adolf Hitler, circa 1939.]

    [Above: Arnold von Skerst was 6 ft tall, with blue eyes and blond hair, and a military bearing.]

  • Arnold Oscar Hermann Gregory von Skerst (1888-1948) was born in Riga, Latvia. He had quite a colorful and eventful history before finding his ultimate home in Australia. He was educated by an English governess in Dresden, Germany and eventually joined the Ministry of Finance in 1912, finding a job as a diplomatic courier. In the fall of 1914 he was in charge of a large shipment of Russian gold to the Bank of England via British warships. In 1917 he married Anne Kaiser. By 1918 he was working for various anti-communist 'White' Russian governments. His work led him to be captured by the communist Red Army at Vladivostok, but after being held he was allowed to go to China.

    In China he found work with various firms and by 1926 divorced his wife and two years later married again. In Harbin China he married Olga Gorlov and adopted her son.

    In 1930 he relocated to Germany and was naturalized the next year. In May 1931 his work took him to Melbourne as agent of a Berlin oil company, but the financial crash in Germany ruined this venture. He ended up stranded in Australia, but undeterred, he formed a company, the Australia North China Trading Co., which took him back to China for a spell.

    von Skerst was fluent in seven languages, Russian, German, English, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish and some Japanese. This enabled him to teach foreign languages when needed be.

    The year Adolf Hitler came into power, 1933, von Skerst joined the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP). He became a propaganda leader in Sydney and the next year he was appointed editor of Die Brücke, a bilingual weekly newspaper.

    In April 1934 he married Florence Marjory Heyns in a Syrian Orthodox Church. He was extremely determined and active in the National Socialist movement. His energy paid off and he became the Australian correspondent of the Deutsches Nachrichtenbüro (German News Office) in Berlin, representative of the Ostasiatische Rundschau (Far Eastern Review) in Hamburg and in 1937 he became secretary of the German-Australian Chamber of Commerce.

    Like tens of thousands of other innocent people around the world, who were jailed for no other reason than their beliefs, von Skerst was imprisoned in 1939 at the start of WWII.

    Released from an internment camp at Tatura in 1946 he found the world far different than before he was imprisoned. A brainwashed mass of robots awaited him. He was now a pariah, completely shunned and hated. The media attacked him and he was unable to get even the most menial of jobs.

    On Christmas Eve 1948 the darkness of the world, absent of Adolf Hitler, became too much and he committed suicide.

    [Source: Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 11, 1988]

    [Above: National Socialists from Barossa Valley, South Australia, 1935.]

    [Above: This is the German-Australian Weekly newspaper entitled 'Die Brücke' (The Bridge), Vol 11, Number 52, 1936.]

  • Click here to see more pictures from 'Die Brücke'.

    [Above: The front page of Arnold von Skerst's internment file, 1939.]

    [Above: A tragic end.]

    [Above: Surya Majapahit, the Sun Emblem of ancient Majapahit empire]

    [Above: Local branch of the NSDAP in Padang, West Sumatra.]

    The Indonesian branch of the National Socialist Party was founded in June 1933 under the supervision of NSDAP/Auslands-Organization (Nazi Party Foreign Organization) by German diplomat and personal friend of Adolf Hitler, Walther Hewel.

    This foreign branch of the NSDAP was very popular among the large German Dutch East Indies community. In fact, by 1937 it had established branches in Batavia (Jakarta), Bandung, Makassar, Surabaya, Semarang, Medan, and Padang.

    [Above: Walther Hewel (January 2, 1904 – May 2, 1945).]

    Walther Hewel later returned to Germany and in the following years served Adolf Hitler and Germany in a diplomatic capacity. As the war years advanced Hewel became Adolf Hitler's personal assistant.

    Hewel remained with his friend and Führer until the dire end. He was one of the last people to engage in a long, personal conversation with Adolf Hitler. Even in the dark days preceding the end, Hewel tried to cheer his friend up and brought whatever light to the desperate situation that he could.

    Following Adolf Hitler's martyrdom, Hewel escaped the Führerbunker in a group led by SS-Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke. But this was only a delay of Hewel's plans. He knew that without Adolf Hitler there was no place for him. Courageously, with a lifetime of service to his country flashing through his mind, he bit down on a cyanide capsule while shooting himself in the head.

    The NSDAP party was not only in the Dutch East Indies however. There was also the Dutch National Socialist Party, the NSB (Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging). In 1936 the leader of the NSB, Anton Mussert, twice visited Indonesia. Many local Indonesians supported the NSB, and by 1937 there were over 6000 members.

    [Above: German civilians from Dutch Batavia (Jakarta) celebrating the Japanese invasion of Java island (Dutch East Indies) in 1942.
    Note the homemade flag!]

    'Once with us, always with us.'
    -Saying of the British Fascists

    [Above: Pin of the B.U.F. = British Union of Fascists.]

    [Above: Sir Oswald Mosley (November 16, 1896 - December 3, 1980)]

  • The British Union of Fascists, founded in the early 1930's by Sir Oswald Mosley. He left his positions as a member of British parliament and chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster to form the B.U.F., which became a popular and formidable party.
    Quite a few notable personalities of Britain joined him, among them:
    Major General J.F.C. Fuller, historian; Francis Yeats-Brown, the author; Lord Rothermere, the publisher of popular newspaper the Daily Mail; Sir William Morris, owner of Morris Motors; Sir Henry Deterding, chairman of the Dutch Oil Company; Viscount Lymington; Admiral Sir Barry Domville; B. Philby, a famous explorer; the Earl of Glasgow and Walter Runciman, both brothers-in-law of Sir Thomas Inskip the Minster of Defense.
    Not to mention the great William Joyce, who became his propagandist.
    Mosley met with various heads of state, including Adolf Hitler.
    It is said that King Edward the VIII was a large financial supporter of the British Union of Fascists. Mosley and over one thousand others were imprisoned during WW2 for no other crime than their beliefs. They were detained under 'Defense Regulation 18B'.

    'Not on grounds of race or religion, but on the fundamental principal of Fascism, we declare that we will not tolerate an organized community within the state which owes allegiance not to Britain, but to another race in foreign countries... We shall not fight Germany again in a Jewish quarrel.'
    -Oswald Mosley, October 1934, at Albert Hall

    [Above: Sir Oswald Mosley addresses a meeting held in Albert Hall April 22, 1934. Approximately 10,000 attended, which at the time was one of the largest indoor political meetings ever held.]

    [Above: An early photo of Oswald Mosley.]

    [Above: Sir Oswald Mosley in Italy in 1932 meeting Benito Mussolini. He met Mussolini a half dozen times, and Adolf Hitler twice.]

    [Above: Sir Oswald Mosley on the cover of Time Magazine, March 16, 1931.]

    'Those who march with us will certainly face abuse, misunderstanding, bitter animosity, and possibly the ferocity of struggle and of danger. In return, we can only offer to them the deep belief that they are fighting that a great land may live.'
    -Oswald Mosley

    [Above: The British Union of Fascists march in London, circa 1939.]

    [Above: The old and the young unite for freedom.]

    [Above: William Brooke Joyce (April 24, 1906 - January 3, 1945)]

    [Above: American born William Joyce, propagandist for the B.U.F. and later famed radio broadcaster for Germany, was put to death for treason after the war even though he was born in America, lived in Germany and had German citizenship, and had given up his British citizenship.
    For what you ask?
    For a radio program! After he was murdered by his enemies by hanging he was buried within the Wandsworth Prison walls, in an unmarked grave, and was allowed no mourners. His lifeless body was dumped in a hole in the middle of the night, without words or ceremony, like a piece of garbage, and thrown on top of the remains of another man, a murderer named Robert Blaine who had been hanged five days earlier!]

  • William Joyce joined the British Union of Fascists in 1933. He coined the B.U.F. axiom 'If you love your country you are National. If you love your people, you are Socialist. Be a National Socialist.'

  • Click here to see additional pictures and read more about William Joyce

  • Click here to read Fascism and Jewry by William Joyce

  • Click here to read National Socialism Now by William Joyce (.pdf)

    [Above: Margaret Joyce (July 14, 1911 - 1972), William Joyce's wife and comrade. She was born in Old Trafford, England. Margaret was born in Manchester England, a green eyed, auburn haired beauty. She married William at 26 years of age. She was the assistant secretary for the British National Socialist League, which William Joyce was its leader. She did over 500 programs for the German 'Reichsfundfunk' with her husband. It is said that she wrote many of her husband's radio addresses. Her first broadcast from Berlin was on November 10, 1940. In 1942 she did weekly talks under her real name about women's economic problems. Margaret was arrested shortly after her husband on May 28, 1945. She was taken to London on charges of treason. While her husband was hanged in 1946 for treason, she was spared a trial on the basis that she was a German citizen. This makes absolutely no sense that she was considered a German citizen, not a British one. You see, her husband was naturalized as a German citizen in 1940, yet he was hanged because they said he was British!]

  • Click here to see additional pictures of Margaret Joyce

  • Mosley recognized the importance of women in the movement, writing:

    'My movement has been largely built up by the fanaticism of women; they hold ideals with tremendous passion.
    Without women I could not have got a quarter of the way.'

    [Above: Diana (Mitford) Mosley (June 17, 1910 - August 11, 2003). Diana was Oswald Mosley's wife.]

  • After meeting with Adolf Hitler, Unity described it as:
    '...the most wonderful and beautiful [day] of my life. I am so happy that I wouldn’t mind a bit, dying.
    I’d suppose I am the luckiest girl in the world. For me he is the greatest man of all time.'

    [Above: Unity Valkyrie Mitford (August 8, 1914 - May 28, 1948), Diana Mosley's sister. Unity was a friend of Adolf Hitler and a staunch supporter.]

  • Click here to see more photographs of Oswald Mosley

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    [Above: A Swedish nationalist from Stockholm, 1943.]

  • There are several different estimates by historians regarding the numbers of Swedish volunteers to the Axis war effort. Since Sweden didn't officially allow recruitment into foreign armies, most estimates place the number between only 150 and 330. However, many Swedes were already in Finland, volunteers from the 1939 Winter War. This group, over 10,000 men, eagerly volunteered to fight against the communist Soviet army.

    These brave men, leaving behind the safety of their neutral country, served in the 5th SS-Panzer Division Wiking, the 11th SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division Nordland and the 23rd SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division Nederland and several others. In Nordland Division, they were concentrated in 3 Kompanie, SS Aufklärungs Abteilung 11. There were so many Swedes in this company that it became known as the ‘Swedenzug’ (Swedish platoon).

    Thus far research has found that at least 20 Swedish officers graduated from the SS-Junkerschule at Bad Tölz in Bavaria. Additionally, at least five Swedish officers served in the SS Kriegsberichter Kurt Eggers unit as war correspondents.

    It is also known that numerous Swedes won the Iron Cross 2nd and 1st Class, at least one was awarded the Honor Roll Clasp of the German Army, and even the German Cross in Gold.

    These valiant, selfless and courageous Swedes were even amongst the last defenders of Berlin.

    [Above: Heinrich Himmler during a visit to the Sennheim camp inspecting Swedish volunteers. Circa Autumn 1943.]

    [Above: A Swedish volunteer fighting with the Finns on the Hanko Front reads a newspaper in finely decorated barracks, 1941. Many Swedes volunteered to fight the communist Soviets with their Finnish brothers before WWII.]

    [Above: Swedish SS-Untersturmführer Heino Meyer, born in Stockholm in 1923. In 1941 he joined the Waffen-SS and served in the Wiking Division. In 1942 Meyer was wounded on the Eastern Front. After recovering from his wounds he trained to be an officer at the SS-Junkerschule in Bad Tolz and graduated in 1943.

  • Meyer was placed with the Freiwilligen 11. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 'Nordland' and served in the vanguard unit, 3.Kompanie/SS-Panzer-Abteilung Aufklärungs 11. During heavy fighting in Estonia on June 21, 1944 he was again seriously wounded. The gods seemed to be with Meyer and he healed from his wounds and returned to his unit. In March 1945 again Meyer was wounded in a defensive battle in Pomerania.

    Meyer was still being treated for his wounds when the war ended. He moved to South America and later Spain. His whole life he carried shrapnel in his neck that couldn't be extracted because the surgery would be too dangerous. He died in 1995 in Argentina.]

    [Above: Swedish SS-Untersturmführer Hans-Gösta Pehrsson, Narva (the largest city in Estonia), 1944.]

  • SS-Untersturmführer Hans-Gösta Pehrsson (March 10, 1910 - March 16, 1974) was born in Karlskrona, Sweden. Pehrsson was a famous and beloved leader of the Swedish Waffen-SS volunteers. He was the most highly decorated Swede in the Waffen-SS and also held the highest rank among them.

    Before the war he worked in Denmark as a chemist in the 1930s. On May 8, 1936 he was married to an Austrian woman named Edith Gelfius. Shortly after their marriage they had a daughter.

    Pehrsson recognized the danger of communism early and by the time 1941 came around he eagerly joined the Waffen-SS. After numerous battles, injuries and promotions he collected a large repertoire of medals, like the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd class, the bronze Infantry Assault Badge, the black Wound Badge, the NSDAP Honor Cross for Combatants, and the silver Close Combat Clasp.

    On May 15, 1944 he was promoted to SS-Obersturmführer. The love and respect he earned from his men was near mythic in proportions.

    SS-Obersturmführer Josef Sepp Schirmer, of the 4th/SS Panzer Reconnaissance Unit 11, recollected Pehrsson warmly:
    'Gösta Pehrsson was a good comrade. Loyal, honest, brave. He had great military knowledge and skills. He helped everyone out of trouble, even if he had to risk his life to do it. Every comrade's life was more valuable to him than his own life. He took care of his men and company. He was caring, friendly and warm-hearted.'

    Pehrsson's superhuman courage and warrior-spirit shined brightest in October 1944 in Trekni while commanding Nordland Division. One of his comrades remembered:
    'In the Preekuln area the 3rd/SS Panzer Reconnaissance Unit 11 was not successful. This place was called Trekni. Pehrsson received an order for the 3rd company directly from Brigadeführer Ziegler: 'Attack! Conquer one strategically important point and keep it until the last men are alive!' After the attack, once we had driven the enemies away from the upland and occupied their bunkers, only a few men from Pehrsson's company had remained. It was terrible bloodshed, one-on-one. The Russians knew what was at stake and tried to use all possible means to retake the upland. For four days we tried to stay strong and beat off the enemy's attacks. On the fifth day we had to retreat. Pehrsson's command point was about 100 meters behind the bunker line. I'll never forget the moment he saw us. He yelled: 'Cowards, go back!', although he knew we had no other choice. And then he led his MG to attack and we followed him. We surprised the Russians, who were certain of their win, with 12 men. Russians had not seen it coming and we managed to capture more than 100 enemy's men.'

    During the following days of hell, from October 16 - 19, 1944 Pehrsson and his men destroyed seven T-34 tanks and killed many enemies. He was later awarded the coveted Honor Roll Clasp.

    [Above: The Honor Roll Clasp of the German Army had the following requirements:

  • To be named in the Honor Roll of the German Army.

  • Must have a special appreciation record from the Supreme Commander of the Heer.

  • Must have been previously awarded the Iron Cross 1st class or the Repetition-Clasp (Clasp to the Iron Cross) 1939 to the Iron Cross 1st class 1914.

  • Must have performed an act of bravery above and beyond the call of duty, but did not justify the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and had not been awarded with the German Cross in Gold.

  • Lastly, a prerequisite for eligibility was that the individual be in possession of both the Iron Cross 2nd and 1st class.

    It is estimated that a mere 4,556 Honor Roll Clasps were awarded before the end of the war.]

    In Autumn of 1944 Pehrsson and his Nordic comrades volunteered to fight in four terribly violent Courland battles. By January 1945 the battered division was finally moved to Germany. The heroic Pehrsson continued his fight in Pomerania, where every day was close combat. For these bloody days Pehrsson received the Silver Close Combat Clasp.

    [Above: Silver Close Combat Clasp.]

    On March 8, 1945 Pehrsson was severely wounded when his bunker was destroyed by a bomb near Altdamm in Hornskrug (Western Pomeranian). His good comrade SS-Unterscharführer Franz Berezyak saved him by evacuating him though forest and swamp to Stettin. Pehrsson lived and received the Silver Wound Badge.

    [Above: Silver Wound Badge.]

    On April 15, 1945 Pehrsson was promoted to SS-Hauptsturmführer and he was transferred to the division's headquarters where he replaced the Swiss SS-Hauptsturmführer Günter Greef.

    In the terrible days that followed Nordland Division fought with such courage and ferocity that it became modern legend. By April 25, 1945 Pehrsson took command of the SS Panzer Reconnaissance Unit's 3rd (armor) company. The bloodied unit fought in the streets of Berlin until Pehrsson's command-SPW vehicle was hit by a bomb on May 1, 1945 and it exploded into flames.

    For three days he evaded the enemy which swarmed the ruined city. On May 3rd he was captured but soon escaped and made his way through Berlin. By June 2, 1945 he and his comrade Swedish SS-Unterscharführer Erik Wallin escaped back to Sweden.

    [Above: Hans-Gösta Pehrsson.]

    Pehrsson's long battle was finally over. Lady Luck had never abandoned him. He lived the rest of his remarkable life in Sweden and died on March 16, 1974 in Stockholm.

    [Above: A Swedish volunteer from the Nordland Division using a Panzerschreck (‘Tank Terror’) on the Narva front in 1944.]

    [Above: Swedish volunteer Erik Wallin joined Waffen-SS in 1943. He was born in Stockholm in 1921.]

    [Above: Swedish volunteers from the Nordland Division photographed in 1944 on the Narva front. From left to right: Gösta Borg, Hans-Caspar Kreuger, Hans-Gösta Pehrsson, Gunnar Eklöf, Carl Svensson and Thorkel Tillmann. All of them but Hans-Caspar Kreuger attended and graduated from the SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz officer training in Bavaria.]

    [Above: Here is a grim picture of the aftermath of the Battle of Berlin. The armored vehicle has been identified by a Swedish historian as belonging to a Swedish volunteer unit attached to SS Nordland. Another example, like that of Spain, who also was neutral, of private individuals leaving their countries of origin to fight for the Axis. Just think, Swedes dying defending Berlin?! But as I've said before, many of Berlin's defenders were not German. A fact they hide from us. Click to see more!]

  • Click here to see more photographs of Swedish Waffen-SS volunteers

  • Between 700 and 800 Swiss volunteers served in the Waffen-SS, approximately 300 of them being killed in action. Most served in the SS-Panzer Division Wiking and SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers, which was a war reporters' unit usually assigned to report on the activities of their respective national kinsmen. Kurt Eggers was a former editor of the famous SS magazine 'Das Schwarz Korps' who was killed in action in 1943 while serving in Wiking. The total number of Swiss participants in the war effort of Germany is somewhere above 2,000.

    There is an exhaustive study (750+ pages) on the subject entitled: 'Vincenz Oertle Sollte ich aus Russland nicht zurückkehren, Schweizer Freiwillige an deutscher Seite 1939-1945, eine Quellensuche', Zürich 1997

    [Above: Feldpost envelope sent home to Zurich, Switzerland, from a Swiss Waffen-SS volunteer. This soldier was a member of the Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 240. In 1945 it was stationed on the English Channel by Wimereux, France. It was destroyed defending Europe during the American Normandy invasion.]

  • Even Switzerland had its own National Socialist and fascist parties, the Nationalsozialist Schweiz Arbeiter Partei (NSSAP - National Socialist Switzerland Workers' Party), the Schweizerische Nationalsozialistische Volkspartei (SNSVP - Swiss National Socialist Workers' Party), the League of National Socialist Confederates (B.N.S.E.) and the Federation Fasciste Suisse (FFS).

    [Above: Swiss National Socialist postcard from 1931 from the Bund Nationalsozialistischer Eidgenossen (League of National Socialist Confederates or B.N.S.E.):
    ' Die Schweiz als Nationalitätenstaat kann nur bestehen, wenn die völkische Eigenart der vier arisch = christlichen Volksstämme als Grundlage des Staatspolitisch neutralen Gesamtschweizerstaates erkannt wird, denn ein Staat hat nur Dauer und Berechtigung zum Leben, sofern er auf dem völkischen Bewusztsein ruht. Das ziel jeder Erneuerungsbewegung kann nur sein, dem Staate einen blut = und seelenvollen Inhalt zu geben; dann können auch seine kulturen und seine Wirtschaft leben.'
    Which basically translates as:
    'Switzerland can only exist as an national state if the peoples' individuality of the four Aryan Christian tribes is recognized as the basis of the state-politically neutral and completely Swiss state, because a state can only have duration and justification for life, if it rests on the national consciousness. The goal of any renewal movement can only be to give the state blood and soulful content; then its culture and economy can live.'
    Click to see more.]

    The League of National Socialist Confederates was led by Theodor Fischer, who on June 13, 1933, became famous after distributing leaflets at a National Front meeting. The leaflets contained an article written by Alberto Meyer, which was deemed to be 'anti-Semitic'. This was fought out in the Swiss courts in what became known as the 'Berne Trial' (held in Berne, Switzerland between 1933-1935). Not surprisingly, Fischer was found guilty and ordered to pay a symbolic fine and court costs. This was later successfully appealed. Fischer's group is known to have said that Switzerland had become a 'vassal state of France under Jewish control'

    [Above: Postcard showing Lake Constance (German: Bodensee), a lake on the Rhine at the northern foot of the Alps which borders Germany, Austria and Switzerland.]

    [Above: Colonel Arthur Fonjallaz]

  • Colonel Arthur Fonjallaz (January 2, 1875 - January 24, 1944) attended the Military Academy of Modena and later achieved the highest peace time rank of brigadier general of the Swiss Army, whilst commanding the 4th Infantry Brigade.

    While he was still a young student attending military college, Fonjallaz visited Italy and developed a deep respect for Mussolini's fascist party. Fonjallaz excelled at all he set out to do, and years later, in 1932, he formed the 'Federation Fasciste Suisse' after meeting with Mussolini, who helped him with funding the party for the next few years.

    [Above: Symbol of the FFS. Note the similarity to the Italian fasces.]

    After dabbling in politics for a spell, in 1933 it came to light that he was a member of the governing board of the fascist Heimatwehr as well as the National Front, and, very 'democratically', he was relieved of his duties in the military as punishment.

    [Above: Colonel Arthur Fonjallaz]

    In 1937 Fonjallaz published a biography of Mussolini called 'Enérgie et Volonté' (Drive and Will). During the next few years not much is known about his activities.

    [Above: Silver pin of the FFS.]

    Sometime in 1937 he ended the Federation Fasciste Suisse. Three years later he was arrested on charges of 'spying' for Germany and imprisoned until 1943. One year later he would be dead.

    [Above: Here is a postcard from the NSSAP. The Swiss government banned the use of swastikas and other political group's symbols. Here stamps have been applied by the authorities to block the swastika imagery. They basically say that the 'hakenkreuz' is forbidden.]

    [Above: Purchasing these 'Spende' stamps benefited the NSSAP.]

    [Above: As above, but a different denomination. Purchasing these 'Spende' stamps benefited the NSSAP.]

    [Above: This is the first edition of the newspaper of the Schweizerische Nationalsozialistische Volkspartei (SNSVP).]

    [Above: Wehrmacht soldiers salute a Swiss guard in front of a Swiss embassy.]

    [Above: German and Swiss border guards, 1940.]

    [Above: Waffen-SS Handschar collar tab]

  • On March 25, 1941 Regent Prince Paul declared that the Kingdom of Yugoslavia would join the Tripartite Pact and become a member of the Axis.

    [Above: Officers of the Yugoslavian Muslim division 'Handschar' in 1944.]

    [Above: Postcard depicting Yugoslavian Prince Regent Paul and Princess Olga. This was released for their state visit to Berlin in 1939.]

    [Above: Adolf Hitler organized a grand welcoming ceremony with honor guards for Regent Paul and Princess Olga. He personally waited for them to arrive at the train station.]

    [Above: Joseph Goebbels gave a tea reception honoring Prince Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia at Schwanenwerder on June 3, 1939.]

    [Above: Adolf Hitler with Prince Paul and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia. It is said that he was very fond of the princess.]

    [Above: Adolf Hitler and Prince Regent Paul. Circa 1939.]

    [Above: Adolf Hitler with Prime Minister Zwetkowitsch of Yugoslavia at the Obersalzberg.]

  • One of many of the lies about WWII is that Adolf Hitler and Germany considered Poles and Slavic people in general as sub-human. In reality hundreds of thousands of Slavic people worked, fought, dreamed and died beside their German comrades. Indeed, there was a particular political tension dating back decades between Germany and Poland. But this animosity was created and carefully instigated by Britain and her allies.

    The hidden hands controlling Poland threatened to invade Germany in 1939. And much, much worse, in Danzig, which Poland occupied since WWI, there were terrible massacres of German civilians. In one bloody event 58,000 German nationals were slaughtered by the Polish army. There was also what is called 'Bloody Sunday' in Bromberg, Germany where Polish Jews, under the protection of the Polish army murdered 5,500 German civilians. These events and others forced Germany's hand and prompted the German invasion of Poland.

    [Above: Bromberg dead, murdered not by the Polish people, but by the bloodthirsty forces who engineered WWII.]

    Once this threat was removed these artificial tensions began to subside. Germans and Poles alike wanted to build a new Europe. One that both peoples knew would take all of Europe united to achieve.

    Of course, all of this is the German version of events. Polish people would tell a different story. Which is true? Probably both contain biased versions of the dark events. What is important now is that we leave behind our old hatreds and grudges and unite for Europe.

    [Above: General Government postage stamp from 1940.]

    [Above: Artur Silgailis. Click to see more images!]

    Looking into the memoirs of Artur Silgailis, the chief of staff of the Inspection General of the Latvian Legion of the Waffen-SS. Here Silgailis describes a conversation he had with Heinrich Himmler:

    'He [Himmler] then singled out those nations which he regarded as belonging to the German family of nations and they were: the Germans, the Dutch, the Flemish, the Anglo-Saxons, the Scandinavians and the Baltic people.

    [Himmler said]

    "To combine all of these nations into one big family is the most important task at the present time."

    [Himmler continued]

    "This unification has to take place on the principle of equality and at that same time has to secure the identity of each nation and its economical independence, of course, adjusting the latter to the interests of the whole German living space... After the unification of all the German nations into one family, this family... has to take over the mission to include, in the family, all the Roman nations whose living space is favored by nature with a milder climate... I am convinced that after the unification, the Roman nations will be able to persevere as the Germans... This enlarged family of the White race will then have the mission to include the Slavic nations into the family also because they too are of the White race... it is only with such a unification of the White race that the Western culture could be saved from the Yellow race...

    At the present time, the Waffen-SS is leading in this respect because its organization is based on the principle of equality. The Waffen-SS comprises not only German, Roman and Slavic, but even Islamic units and at the same time has proven that every unit has maintained its national identity while fighting in close togetherness...

    ...It is important that every Waffen-SS officer obeys the order of another officer of another nationality, as the officer of the other nationality obeys the order of the German officer."

    -Artur Silgailis, from his book Latvian Legion, James Bender Publishing, pgs. 348-349, ©1986

    [Above: Here is an interesting Polish newspaper article from March 4, 1947 from a publication called The Greater Voice (it's supposedly taken from a communication between Hitler and Himmler). It's impossible to source this, so it must remain a curiosity, but an interesting one.
    It says that American authorities after the war found a secret memorial to Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler in one of Frankfurt's bunkers.

    It states that Adolf Hitler said:

    'The Poles are the most intelligent of all the people the Germans met during the war in Europe... Poles in my opinion, and based on observations and reports from the General Government, are the only nation in Europe that combines high intelligence with an unheard of cunning. They are the most talented people in Europe [even though they are] still living in extremely difficult political circumstances...

    Based on recent research [Reichsrassenamt powadzonych] German scholars came to believe that the Poles should be assimilated into German society as racially valuable. Our scholars have concluded that the combination of German regularity with Polish flair would give excellent results.']

    [Above: Adolf Hitler Platz (square) in Warsaw.]

    [Above: Polish volunteers from the General Government.]

  • During the terrible 1944/45 siege of Budapest many Poles fought on the side of the Germans -- with their European brothers -- against deathly communism.

    '...the Wehrmacht enlisted around 20,000 Poles, who were needed as panje wagon (horse-drawn vehicle) drivers to make the unmotorized infantry divisions mobile.
    As Wehrmacht auxiliaries and laborers in the German arms industry, many Poles played their part...'

    -©2007 Ch. Links Verlag, Berlin - The Unknown Eastern Front - The Wehrmacht and Hitler's Foreign Soldiers, Rolf-Dieter Müller, page 186/187

    'The SS units comprised almost all nationalities -- in addition to ethnic Germans, [...] French Alsatians, Hungarians, Serbs, Slovaks, and Romanians, and Finnish, Flemish, Swedish and Spanish volunteers. The baggage trains of the SS divisions included Russian, Ukrainian, Tatar, and other auxiliaries. One artillery detachment consisted mainly of Poles, and several of its members were buried in Polish uniforms with German insignia.'
    -The Siege of Budapest, ©2005, Krisztián Ungváry, pg. 75

    [Above: Polish volunteers somewhere on the Eastern Front mourn the loss of a comrade, who gave his life for Europe's freedom.]

  • So how many Poles fought beside Germany and the Axis during WWII? Records are nearly non-existent and very sketchy. Many estimates say anywhere from 83,000 to 500,000. How many of these were 'Volkdeutsche' and how many were ethnic Poles is also largely debated. There is a lot of information that is misleading and downright fantasy. Hopefully one day research will unveil the truth about this fascinating history. Until then...

    [Above: Here is an arm shield patch of the alleged, and probably fantasy, Polish 'Legion of the White Eagle'.]

    [Above: Polish 'Volkdeutsch' march.]

    [Above: Pre-war Poland. Nationalist groups using the 'stiff-arm' or Roman salute.]

    [Above: Pre-war Poland.]

    [Above: Pre-war Poland.]

    An interesting mention of Polish people supporting the Romanian Iron Guard/National Socialist Germany during the February 1937 funerals of martyrs Ion Mota and Vasile Marin:
    'The diplomats were followed by a great crowd of Romanian and Polish students in national dress, carrying icons and banners. Then, with a small break, came the columns of the Iron Guard. At the head marched Codreanu, dressed like the others in green shirt and military uniform but wearing a long military great coat. Around him, in their first public demonstration, was gathered the Legion of Death, the special armed militias raised to protect the whole movement. Behind marched row upon row of green-shirted Iron Guards from every region in the country. The people lining the streets stood in silence, most with their arms raised in the fascist salute. The only sound was the squeak and thud as the legionaries' boots hit the pavement in perfect unison. A friendly bystander commented later that it was as though 'all of Romania was taking Holy Communion with the Iron Guard.'
    -Fighting for France - International Volunteers in Nationalist Spain during the Spanish Civil War, by Judith Keene, Bloomsbury Academic, © 2007

    [Above: Polish women wearing national costumes saluting officers in a parade.]

    [Above: Circa 1937.]

    [Above: A German soldier shares his soup with a destitute old Polish woman.]

    [Above: Polish civilians offer water to a German soldier. Courtesy of the Bundesarchiv.]

    [Above: An ethnic German woman, or ' Volkdeutsche', in Poland at a fruit stand showing her love for Adolf Hitler.]

    [Above: This poster was released in 1942 for Poland - it roughly states: 'In the fight against Bolshevism the German soldier fights to save Europe.']

    [Above: This poster basically says: 'The German soldier is a guarantee of victory' ]

    [Above: This poster basically says: 'Always remember - The German soldier protects you and your fields from the [communists]' ]

    [Above: This poster, from 1941-1942, was used in Kraków during the German administration. It basically says: 'Death! Judeo-Bolshevik murdering plague!' ]

    [Above: This poster basically says: 'Do you want this to happen to your women and girls? Defend with all your might against Bolshevism!' ]

    [Above: This poster depicts a Polish soldier accusing Neville Chamberlain for the war. It says: 'England! This is your fault!' Circa 1939.]

    [Above: Postage stamp from 1940.]

    Of course, no history of Poland is complete without the great Józef Klemens Pilsudski (December 5, 1867 - May 12, 1935). Pilsudski was a Polish statesman who was Chief of State (1918–22), 'First Marshal of Poland' (from 1920), and the beloved leader of the Second Polish Republic (1926–35). He is viewed as a founding father of the Second Polish Republic.

    [Above: Józef Pilsudski.]

    One of his proudest moments was in 1920, during the Polish-Soviet War. His troops appeared almost beaten during the bloody battle for Warsaw in August 1920. It's referred to as the "miracle on the Vistula," where the Polish patriots were able to, against all odds, rout five Soviet Russian armies and save Continental Europe from communist expansion. It was the greatest defeat of the Red Army thus far in history.

    It's a little known history in the West, especially the United States, that communist Russia launched an invasion of Europe in 1918. They announced their plans boldly and confidently: to invade Western Europe. Soviet communist theoretician Nikolai Bukharin wrote in Pravda, the official communist Russian newspaper, that they hoped for the resources to carry the invasion beyond Warsaw and 'straight to London and Paris'. Soviet commander Mikhail Tukhachevsky's order of the day for July 2, 1920 read: 'To the West! Over the corpse of White Poland lies the road to worldwide conflagration. March upon Vilnius, Minsk, Warsaw!' and 'onward to Berlin over the corpse of Poland!'

    Germany was nearly overthrown during this time when the communist, Soviet backed, 'Spartacist' uprising occurred, utilizing a general strike and armed street battles, from January 4-15, also known as the January uprising.

    Pilsudski and his brave knights saved Europe. But the communist beast was far from dead, and they hated him and wanted him dead. On September 25, 1921 he survived an assassination attempt. He had forever earned the deepest hatred of the communists.

    After years of unrest in Poland, in 1926 he rose to political power after a coup d'état, where he became the most powerful and influential politician in Poland.

    [Above: Józef Pilsudski and family.]

    Pilsudski's regime led Poland into a period of national stabilization. He strived to improve relations with Germany. Later Adolf Hitler and Pilsudski forged the German-Polish Non-Aggression Pact. Pilsudski dispatched an envoy to Germany saying:
    'Tell Herr Hitler that he has to hurry up. I am old.'
    Adolf Hitler replied:
    'I've decided to accept Pilsudski's offer, and sign a ten year pact with Poland as soon as I'm in power. What an impact will this sort of pact have on Germany and the rest of the world! Germany can form alliances again -- Germany reaches out to its former enemy!'

    Adolf Hitler repeatedly sought a German-Polish alliance against the Soviet Union, but unfortunately Pilsudski declined.

    [Above: Art featuring Józef Pilsudski.]

    On May 12, 1935, Józef Pilsudski died of liver cancer in Warsaw, the city he had saved in 1920. The love and celebration of his life began immediately. The military, government, clergy and people mourned all over Poland. The Polish Communist Party and the Jewish Labor Bund, however, attacked him, calling him a fascist and capitalist.

    [Above: Adolf Hitler and others attending a memorial to Pilsudski.]

    Messages of condolence were sent to Poland from leaders all over the world, including Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini and Japan's Emperor Hirohito. Adolf Hitler, Joseph Goebbels, Konstantin von Neurath and other high German officials even personally attended a mass honoring Pilsudski in St. Hedwig's Cathedral in Berlin. Hermann Göring even went to the Marshal's funeral in Krakow, Poland.

    President Moscicki, at Pilsudski's funeral, eulogized the Marshal:
    'He was the king of our hearts and the sovereign of our will. During a half-century of his life's travails, he captured heart after heart, soul after soul, until he had drawn the whole of Poland within the purple of his royal spirit... He gave Poland freedom, boundaries, power and respect.'

    Adolf Hitler was very saddened by Pilsudski's death, who to him, was a great hero. He said:
    'Deeply moved by the news of Marhsal Pilsudski's death, I wish to express my and the Reich's Government's condolences to your Excellency and the Polish Government. With the Marshal called to eternity, Poland loses the creator of her new state and her most faithful son. Along with the Polish nation, the German nation is also mourning the death of this great patriot, who, with his understanding and cooperation with Germany, not only did he do our nations a great service, but, in a most noble way, contributed to the stabilization of Europe.''

    Adolf Hitler also wrote a letter to Pilsudski's wife:
    'The sad news of the death of your spouse, his Excellency Marshal Pilsudski, touched me very deeply. Highly esteemed, honorable lady and your family, accept my deepest sympathy. I will keep the greatness of the departed in my grateful memory.'

    [Above: Adolf Hitler and others attending a memorial to Pilsudski.]

    It was not uncommon to see Pilsudski's portrait with that of Adolf Hitler in Wehrmacht and SS beer halls during the war. After Krakow was captured by German troops in 1939, Adolf Hitler ordered an honor guard to stand by Pilsudski's tomb.

    In 1935 Hitler addressed the Reichstag, saying:
    'We recognize, with the understanding and the heartfelt friendship of true Nationalists, the Polish State as the home of a great, nationally-conscious people.'

    During the years 1933 and until the war in 1939 Adolf Hitler banned any propaganda portraying Poland in a negative light.

    Unfortunately, despite Pilsudski's and Hitler's deepest intentions to avoid war, the powers-that-be had their way. Brother killed brother...

    Pilsudski was hated and hidden by the communists during Poland's occupation by the Soviets, between 1945 and 1989 Pilsudski was one of many topics forbidden by the Polish communist regime.

  • Click here to see pictures of Polish nationalists from pre-WW2

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    [Above: Waffen-SS sleeve shield for Albanian volunteers.]

  • Over six thousand Albanian volunteers made up the 21st SS Division Skanderbeg. This division was a Waffen-SS division set up by Heinrich Himmler in March 1944, officially under the title of the 21st Waffen-Gebirgs Division der SS Skanderbeg (Albanische Nr. 1). It was named after Gjergj Kastrioti Skanderbeg, the national hero of Albanian who resisted Ottoman invasion for 25 years.

    [Above: A large column of Albanian anti-communist/partisan fighters in under German command, autumn 1943.]

    [Above: Gjon Marka Gjoni (August 28, 1888 - April 28, 1966), fascist leader of Albanian Roman Catholics, whose followers were in the Skanderbeg Waffen-SS division.]

    To quote the 1945 Final Report of the German Wehrmacht in Albania:
    [Abschlußbericht der Deutschen Wehrmacht in Albanien, typescript in the National Archives, Washington DC, Captured German Records, Roll T501/258. Translated from the German by Robert Elsie.]

    'Albanian Sympathies for Germany

    In Albania, there was surprisingly widespread support for Greater Germany. This dated from the years before and during the [First] World War and derived from people who had heartily approved of Austro-Hungarian policies in Albania in war and peacetime...

    Germany as Albania's Only Altruistic Ally

    In addition to this, the foreign political situation of Albania in the Balkans made it evident to all objective political observers that Albania’s only altruistic ally and protector was Germany. The creation of Greater Albania by the addition of the fertile region of Kosovo was made possible by the German conquest of the Balkans. It was only with the return of Kosovo that the country was put on a more or less solid economic footing, and this enabled it to live independently without forever being under the heel of other countries. Any logically thinking person understood that this order of things could only be maintained in the long term if Germany remained the dominant power in the Balkans...'

    Additionally, Germany's aid to Albania went beyond just militarily, socio-economic, Germany even went so far as to help in preserving and restoring local culture and artifacts.
    Here is another excerpt from the 1945 Final Report of the German Wehrmacht in Albania:

    Protection of Archaeological Sites

    In co-operation with the cultural attaché of the German Mission, the Administration provided information to the troops to ensure that objects unearthed at archaeological sites, for instance during military fortification work, be handled properly and kept in the country.

    Also of interest from the document:

    'Albanian Compensation Claims

    The Administration Group was peripherally involved in finance problems since, together with commissariat-officials, it had to process Albanian compensation claims for damages caused by the Wehrmacht.'

  • Read the 1945 Final Report of the German Wehrmacht in Albania

    [Above: Albanian recruits at an SS training center for the Skanderbeg-SS Division, circa 1944. Click to see more photos from this set and other Skanderbeg recruiting photos.]

    [Above: Albanian volunteers and their German comrades.]

    [Above: Pro-National Socialist demonstration in Albania. Note the homemade flags!]

    [Above: Another Pro-National Socialist demonstration in Albania.]

    [Above: National Socialist Muslims flying the flag of freedom in Kosovar, Albania, 1944. ]

    [Above: Kosovo Albanian volunteers. They are most likely an anti-partisan unit. Note the child soldier.]

    [Above: A volunteer of the Albanian Waffen-SS Division Handschar.]

  • Click here to see more pictures of Waffen-SS Albanian volunteers

  • Bulgaria joined the Axis powers by signing the Tripartite Pact on March 1, 1941.

    In August 1943, after a visit to Germany, Bulgarian Tsar Boris III died suddenly, believed to be poisoned. The diary of Colonel von Schoenebeck, the German attaché in Sofia at the time, the two German doctors who attended the king – Sajitz and Hans Eppinger – both believed that the king had died from the same poison that Dr. Eppinger had allegedly found two years earlier in the postmortem examination of the Greek prime minister Ioannis Metaxas. Clearly the Allies, most likely Britain, was the assassin in both cases.

    [Above: Adolf Hitler greets King Boris III of Bulgaria on the occasion of the king's visit to Germany, March 24, 1942.]

  • Hristo Lukov (January 6, 1887 - February 13, 1943). In 1933 'The Union of Bulgarian National Legions' was formed, also known as the Legionnaires’ Association, the movement was founded and led by Hristo Lukov, a Bulgarian army general. It was strongly in support of National Socialism and was supported by Germany during WWII.

    Lukov was murdered by communists-- who, like the cowards they usually are, ambushed him outside of his home. Yet even after being struck by bullets he fought back the cowards.

    [Above: Insignia of the Union of Bulgarian Youth Legions.]

    [Above: Mounted officers. Bulgaria joined the Axis on March 1, 1941.]

    [Above: Bulgarian military parade.]

    [Above: Bulgarian and German officers en route to Greece for inspection. Probably 1941.]

    [Above: German postcard depicting Adolf Hitler and Bulgaria's Minister-President.]

    [Above: Circa 1941. This picture reminds me of a story an old man told me some years back. He had emigrated from Eastern Europe to the United States shortly after WWII. He was a child during the war and told me hours of stories about his experiences during and after the war. One particular one was about a German soldier giving him a ride on a motorcycle, and apparently the German soldier had some sort of electric, heated coat, and this fascinated him to no end. He also told stories of fishing with German stick grenades (or potato mashers, as they're known)! Apparently there were piles and piles of weapons everywhere after the war. So as children they would throw the grenades into a lake and up the fish would float. Imagine that, children with grenades! Another funny story was when he went back to visit his family in Europe and sat down to dinner and noticed they were innocently using a 'Nazi' marked silverware set! This was decades after the war, and he told them 'This stuff is worth a lot of money!' So he bought them a new set and took the old one back to the States and split the profit with them. He was a good old man, full of great stories, and not a bad word to say about the Germans.]

    [Above: The short-lived Bulgarian Waffen-SS.]

    [Above: Bulgarians support the Axis. Note the homemade swastika flag -- it's not tilted like it should be and the arms aren't quite long enough.]

    [Above: These girls, dressed in traditional costumes, hold pictures of Adolf Hitler and Bulgarian King Boris III.]

    [Above: This is the M36 type B Bulgarian helmet. Note its similarity to the German Stahlhelm.]

    [Above: Cemetery of German soldiers in front of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Zhizdra, Spring 1943.

    To the heroes:

    Gerhard Slany
    Alfred Meichsner
    Wilfried Brückner
    Helmut Schmidt
    Heinz Schwelbe
    Kurt Meis
    Erich Reineck
    ...and all the others, who died hundreds of miles from home, buried beneath strange soil, far from their loved ones.
    Thank you.
    You are not forgotten.
    We continue your fight.]

    [Above: 500 leva note from 1942.]

    [Above: 'Bulgaria is with us!' - This WWI German postcard celebrates Bulgaria's entry into WWI on the side of Germany/Austria.]

    [Above: This WWI era photo shows Bulgarian troops saluting German troops entering Paracin, Serbia.]

  • Click here to see more pictures of Hristo Lukov

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    [Above: Rashid Ali al-Gaylani]

  • Iraq was an Axis ally led by Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, who was first appointed Prime Minister in 1933, and again on March 31, 1940, and yet again in 1941, after a successful coup d'état against the British puppet government. The Iraqi people fought the British but were unsuccessful and the puppet government was returned to power. Rashid Ali al-Gaylani fled to Persia (Iran), which was also soon invaded by Britain and the Soviet Union, whom were intent on removing the pro-German government there as well. Eventually al-Gaylani fled with his family to Berlin, where he was received by Adolf Hitler and was recognized as the leader of the Iraqi government in exile.

    [Above: Hitler and his foreign minister Joachim von Ribbentrop (left) receive Rashid Ali al-Gaylani at the Führer's East Prussian headquarters. July 19, 1942.]

    [Above: Rashid Ali al-Gaylani and the Grand Mufti al-Husseini]

    [Above: Rashid Ali al-Gaylani the Grand Mufti al-Husseini at an anniversary of the 1941 coup in Iraq. The two men were good friends.]

  • The leader of Turkey during WWII, Mustafa Inonu, was said to have a '...pronounced admiration for Hitler and the Nazi leaders.'
    [Spying for the Führer-Hitler's Espionage Machine by Christer Jorgensen (2004) page 105]

    Adolf Hitler himself said:

    'On the political and sentimental level, there's no obstacle to an alliance between Turkey and the Reich. By reason of her attachment to Islam, Turkey has a completely clear-cut religious policy.'

    [Above: Mustafa Ismet Inonu (September 24, 1884 – December 25, 1973).
    Inonu was a Turkish general and statesman, who also served as the second President of Turkey (November 11, 1938 - May 22, 1950. Picture circa 1938.]

  • Turkey was an ally to Germany in World War One, and was an important raw materials trade partner with Germany during World War Two, only stopping after being threatened repeatedly by the Allies in 1944. Turkey and Germany signed a ten year Non-Aggression Pact in Ankara on June 18, 1941. This important treaty of friendship was signed by German ambassador to Turkey Franz von Papen and Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs Sükrü Saracoglu. When Rashid Ali Al-Gaylani liberated his country by launching a military coup d'état in Iraq in 1941, Adolf Hitler asked Turkey for permission for German and Axis supplies to pass through Turkey to give military aid to Iraq. The Turkish government responded by asking for border concessions from Iraq. As the negotiations continued British forces re-occupied Iraq, thus ending the talks.

    There are numerous instances of Turkey's willingness to help Germany during the war. Here is one of them, quoted from 'Nazi Germany and Neutral Europe During the Second World War':

    'From mid-1941 Germany benefited, for instance, from Turkey's generous interpretation of the Straits Convention. Ships which were subsequently used for military purposes were allowed through the Straits under the official guise of commercial vessels. Nor, until early summer 1944, did the Turkish authorities ever intervene against the passage of ships carrying German troops and war material.'
    [Christian Leitz, ©2000]

    It is clear that had Germany and the Axis been successful on the Eastern Front, Turkey would have joined the Axis, along with Spain. Both were waiting for a 'decisive blow'. Things came incredibly close.

    [Below: Germany's ambassador Franz von Papen visits Turkey, February 26, 1943. Click to see more.]

    Also from 'Nazi Germany and Neutral Europe During the Second World War':

    'On Hitler's and Ribbentrop's order, Papen was 'to transform the relationship with Turkey, if possible, into a close alliance in step with [Germany's] military operations'.
    [Christian Leitz, ©2000]

    Adolf Hitler himself said:

    'If... Gerede [Hiisrev Gerede, Ankara's pro-German ambassador in Berlin] should be appointed Foreign Minister, we shall have no cause to complain. … He is a man who is absolutely convinced that Germany and Turkey must go forward hand in hand.'

    [Above: A delegation of Turkish Hitler Youth attending a cultural visit to Germany. Source: 'Hitler Youth' by F.J. Stephens. ©1973.]

    [Above: Late-WW2 newspaper article.]

    [Above: WWI patriotic donation stamp from the 'Bund der Deutschen in Nieder Osterreich' (Organization of German Needy in Austria).
    It features an image of the leaders of Germany, Austria, Turkey and Bulgaria, whom were allies in WWI. The bottom of the stamp pledges their enduring alliance.]

    [Above: WWI era postcard showing the leaders of the Central Powers (Germany, Turkey and Austria-Hungary).]

    [Above: WWI era postcard showing the leaders of the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria).]

    [Above: WWI era postcard showing children representing the Central Powers (From left to right: Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey and Bulgaria).]

    [Above: WWI era postcard showing children representing the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary and Turkey).]

    Click here to see more WWI German/Turkey postcards

    The first president of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, spoke with the foresight of a prophet in 1932:

    'The main winner of a war in Europe will be neither England and France nor Germany, but only Bolshevism. As a nation that is the most fighting one [sic] with Russia and a neighbor [sic] country that is the nearest one to it, we, Turks, have closely followed the events taking place in this country, and openly seen its dangers for centuries... Bolsheviks are the most potential power that does not only threaten Europe, but also Asia'

    'God leads the destinies of peoples. Man must practice on earth the virtues that elevate and enhance him. Man is worthy by work, by sacrifice in favor of Family, of Fatherland and of Society. Worthy by study, by intelligence, by honesty, by progress in the sciences, in arts, in technical capacity, aiming at the welfare of the Nation and the moral enhancement of the people. Wealth is a temporary good that does not magnify anyone if it is not complied with their holders' strictly enforced duties to Society and the Fatherland. Everyone can and must live in harmony, respecting and cherishing each other, each distinguishing themselves in their aptitudes, because every man has a vocation and is the set of those vocations that realizes the greatness of Nationality and social happiness.'
    -Plinio Salgado, the Integralist Manifesto, October 7, 1932

    [Above: Brazilian Integralist poster, 1935. 'O Brasil Precisa De Você - Fora do Integralismo não há Nacionalismo' = 'Brazil needs you! Without Integralism there is no Nationalism']

    [Above: The Greek letter sigma was the movement's official symbol.]

  • The Fascist movement in Brazil was founded by Plínio Salgado who led an organization called the 'Brazilian Integralist Action', a political party inspired by the Italian Fascist movement. During the Spanish Civil War members of the Brazilian Integralist Action sent volunteers to help fight communism. The Brazilian Integralist Action had widespread support from not only Italian immigrants and the large Portuguese community, but also from lower and middle class Brazilians and the military. The movement's paramilitary arm wore green shirts and conducted highly organized marches and demonstrations. The Roman salute was accompanied by the word 'Anauê', which means 'you are my brother'.

    [Above: Plínio Salgado (February 22, 1895 – December 8, 1975) was a Brazilian politician, journalist, writer, and theologian. Salgado was active in politics until a year before his death. He wrote several books, including a novel in 1926 titled 'The Stranger' and 'Literature and Politics' shortly after.]

    [Above: Another photo of Plínio Salgado.]

    [Above: Plínio Salgado and his love.]

    [Above: A black Integralist salutes.]

    [Above: A massive Integralist rally.]

    [Above: The 'Congresso Integralista'. Circa 1935.]

  • Miguel Reale (November 6, 1910 – April 14, 2006) was a Brazilian jurist, philosopher, scholar, academic, politician and poet. He is considered one of the greatest Brazilian philosophers of all time. He was also an important leader of Integralism in Brazil.

    [Above: Miguel Reale Anaué.]

    [Above: Children of the Integralist movement.]

    [Above: Children of the Integralist movement.]

    [Above: Poster showing an Integralist hammering the party's message to South America, it uses the Integralist greeting 'Anauê!']

    [Above: Integralist voting poster, it also uses the Integralist greeting 'Anauê!']

    [Above: Anti-communist poster, 'Let's save Brazil!']

  • Click here to see more pictures of the Integralist Movement.

  • It is little known that there were many Filipino people who welcomed Japan as liberators. There were popular movements for Filipino independence from American colonial rule, of which Benigno Ramos, an ex-teacher and politician, was at the forefront.

    [Above: Benigno Ramos (1893 – 1946?)]

  • Benigno Ramos was originally a high school teacher in Manila, but because of a strike he was forced to resign. Apparently an American teacher used derogative racial slurs to a student. Ramos joined an 'unauthorized strike' and lost his career. Thus began his political journey.

    He released a newspaper on October 13, 1930 called 'Accuse' or 'Accusation' (Sakdal), the purpose of this publication was to bring to light government actions which were against the people and detrimental to the country. It dealt with issues like corruption in a hard, truthful manner and also called for independence from American occupation and land reform.

    Ramos found legions of eager ears and many passionate supporters. So much so that by 1933 a Sakdal political party was formed in Manila. During the 1934 elections the party did surprisingly well, but the corrupt government held tight to their control.

    [Above: Benigno Ramos]

    Realizing that change was not going to happen with the ballot, Ramos took to the streets armed with determination and truth. As head of the Sakdalista movement, in May 1935, he led over 20,000 of his followers in a revolt against the Quezon puppet government. The Sakdalistas, as they were called, took up arms and seized key government buildings in various locations on May 2nd and 3rd, 1935.

    But it was not to be. The uprising ended in failure, with approximately 100 dead, and Ramos went into exile in Japan. He returned to the Philippines in 1938 and became the leader of the Ganap Party.

    After the Japanese liberated the Philippines from American rule he formed the Makapili, a militant youth movement. One of the aims of Makapili was to provide Filipino soldiers for Japan. In late December of 1944 his followers and those of his ally Artemio Ricarte were armed by the Japanese. Unfortunately it is not known exactly how, when or where Ramos' died. Some say he died in a plane crash with retreating Japanese soldiers.

    [Above: KALIBAPI party flag.]

    [Above: The logo and seal of the KALIBAPI. Click image to read an explanation of the seal from the official manual.]

    The Kapisanan ng Paglilingkod sa Bagong Pilipinas (Association for Service to the New Philippines), better known as KALIBAPI was a Filipino political party during the Japanese occupation. It was fashioned after Japan's governing Imperial Rule Assistance Association.

    It was officially created on December 8, 1942 by the Philippine Executive Commission under the leadership of Jorge Vargas. The KALIBAPI was to replace all other political parties, including the nationalistic and pro-Japanese Ganap Party.

    [Above: A KALIBAPI rally.]

    The KALIBAPI was inaugurated on December 30, 1942, which was the historic death anniversary of Filipino national hero José Rizal. This date was used to 'to emphasize the patriotic basis of the organization'. It was led by Director-General Benigno S. Aquino with Pio Duran as Secretary-General with second in command and Ganap leader Benigno Ramos as a member of the executive committee.

    The three men toured the Philippines, forming local party organizations and promoting the 'new order in East Asia' at mass rallies. The KALIBAPI also served as a labor recruitment service until mid 1943. It wrote a new constitution for the Philippines and boasted a membership of hundreds of thousands. The KALIBAPI had the patriotic honor of declaring the Philippines officially independent as the Second Philippine Republic on October 14, 1943. Japan had helped the people of the Philippines cast off the foreign rule of the United States, which had been secured through incredible violence and murder.

    [Above: KALIBAPI images.]

    Like the other Asian countries freed from Western occupation, Japan helped prepare the Philippines for independence. In mid 1943 the KALIBAPI, with assistance from Japan, established the Preparatory Committee for Philippine Independence. Everywhere Japan set free they established a cultural reawakening. They highly encouraged local cultures and nationalistic pride. The KALIBAPI led the charge, leading initiatives to promote the Tagalog language and supported a shortened 1000 word version of the language to facilitate fast learning by those who did not know the language, which was considered a key feature of Filipino identity and culture.

    [Above: KALIBAPI manual.]

    Unfortunately the KALIBAPI was destroyed after the Japanese surrender and many of its leaders and members were arrested by the United States for 'collaboration and treason', what a joke that was, as they were the sharp opposite of traitors! The former leaders not arrested were forced into hiding, or even exile in Japan. Other KALIBAPI patriots were murdered by a communist group called the Hukbalahap Party. But the Filipino people would not forget the dream of the KALIBAPI. On July 4, 1946 the Treaty of Manila was signed which granted the Philippines 'full independence' from the United States of America.

    [Above: KALIBAPI images.]



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