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Waffen SS-group leader Heinz Reinefarth (on the left, with Cossack cap), general of police and Waffen-SS, with officers of Regiment III of the Cossacks of chief Jakub Bondarenko during the Warsaw Uprising near Wolska street. August 1944. Bondarenko was also colonel of the Infantry Regiment of Kuban Cossacks and fought on the side of the Germans throughout.

Soldiers of the 13th SS Division with a brochure about "Islam and Judaism", 1943.

Motorcycle troops from the Waffen SS Deaths Head Division, operating in the north of Russia in 1941

Waffen SS soldiers belonging to the Dutch division of volunteers Landstorm Nederland on parade, 1942.

Waffen SS riflemen grab a quick bite in the middle of action. Waffen SS training stressed endurance with little or no food, although hydration was considered (correctly) indispensable. Some other means of boosting energy were sugar cubes, chocolate, and often "energy pills" like Pervitin, a controlled substance that saw wide use in combat.

General Patton was so incensed by what he saw when his forces reached the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, that he ordered that a thousand civilians be collected and made to see what their leaders had done. The MPs were so enraged that they brought back 2,000.

SS-Oberfuehrer Johann Hanke, commanded over the German police in the Lodz area. Face of evil.

Waffen SS patrol near Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The Waffen SS quickly engaged the Allied troops but were badly outgunned and outnumbered. Nevertheless, they fought a desperate battle suffering irreparable casualties in the process.

The man in the much publicized Holocaust photo has been only recently identified as Rabbi Moshe Hegerman, the Rabbi of Olkusz in Poland. Brought to the town square for execution he asked to let him say first Kaddish for his slain brethren. The soldiers laughed while watching him praying and then killed him.

Russian Cossack Wehrmacht volunteer.

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A French woman has her head shaved as punishment for having had personal relations with the Germans. Montelimar area, August 29, 1944.

800 mm super heavy rail gun Dora Adolf Hitler (Center), Albert Speer (left) and other dignitaries arrived at the site at Rugenwalde (now Darłowo, Poland), where they were represented the 800 mm super heavy rail gun Dora (80-cm-Kanone (E) and the prototype of the SAU SD. Kfz. 184 ' Ferdinand '. Rugenwalde, march 19th 1943.

An Untersturmführer (2nd Lieutenant) of the Waffen-SS is searched by an american soldier straight after being captured.

A member of the original Filthy Thirteen, a group of 101st Airborne paratroopers that would eventually loosely inspire the movie The Dirty Dozen. A quote from one of the members: "We never washed a piece of clothing. We never shined any shoes or boots, and we didn’t salute officers. We didn’t go for any of that malarky, you know?…I was the biggest goof off the Army ever saw."They were the demolition Section of the Headquarters Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment 101st Airborne 1944

World War 2 Uprising in Paris,August 1944

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Irma Grese, “the Beast of Belsen” (1923-1945) - a former nursing assistant and teenage Nazi SS auxiliary female guard in Auschwitz and Belsen concentration camps. Under the Nazi system, Irma was trained to function as a state serial killer, but in the end began to kill for her own hedonistic needs. She had a dark compulsion to torture and kill inmates in her charge and became so excessively homicidal that even male SS guards began to complain. She was hung by the British on December 13th 194...

German infantry stop for a smoke - France 1944

Emblems of the various Waffen SS divisions