Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas

Explore Gen Josef, Wwii, and more!

Waffen SS Gen. Josef "Sepp" Dietrich decorates men of the Waffen SS Division "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler."

Three brothers of the famed 12th SS-Panzer Division Hitlerjugend of the Waffen-SS. 3 x HJ. by Ayame Ekdahl, via Flickr

Propaganda poster inviting volunteers for enlistment in the Flemish Legion's Waffen SS Division "Langemark" (27.SS Volunteer Grenadier Division - Flemish No. 1).

A "baby" Waffen SS trooper, most likely of the "Hitlerjugend" SS-Panzer Division that was decimated during fighting in Normandy, June-July 1944. SS recruiters for the division accepted boys as young as 14 into the ranks. By the time of its surrender to the Allies on May 8, 1945, the division stood at 10,000 down from 20,540 at the time of its first deployment.

MP Lt. Paul Unger of the 2nd Armored Division, searches POW SS-Untersturmführer Kurt Peters in the area of ​​Notre Dame de Cenilly of Saint Lô, France. (July 27, 1944) Photo: Robert Capa

"This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. Germany, April 16, 1945."

A paratrooper of the 101st Airborne Division at the Kehlsteinhaus, or Eagle’s Nest, once belonging to Adolf Hitler; Berchtesgaden, Germany - May 1945

Troops of the 150th Infantry Division of the Red Army strike a pose on the steps of the ruined Reichstag in Berlin. In the foreground, the 14-year boy in uniform is the adopted son of the division's Artemenkov Regiment, May 1945.

"SS-Unterscharführer" Franz Staudegger chef de char de la 13.Kompanie 1. SS-Panzer-Regiment 1. SS-Panzer-Division "Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler"

WWII Victory Pin - Pins that symbolized the hope for victory were worn on the home-front in support of our fighting men and women serving in the war. This is an unusual example with an eagle spread across the V symbol. It is made of sterling silver by Viking Craft