12 SS-Panzer-Division Hitlerjugend


SS-Panzergrenadiers Sepp Bund, Klaus Schuh and Günther Hamel of Regiment 25  (12 SS-Panzerdivision “Hitlerjugend”) on June 12, 1944 near Caen/Normandy. Only Hamel will make it out alive. Source Bundesarchiv.

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SS-Untersturmführer Franz-Josef Kneipp


SS-Untersturmführer Franz-Josef Kneipp in Normandy, he was signal officer in the III./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25. He was severely wounded on July 8, 1944 near Buron while standing in the turret of his Panzer. Source panzer-archiv.

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SS-Untersturmführer Kneipp


SS-Untersturmführer Franz-Josef Kneipp in Normandy 1944. A little music at the position of Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 near Buron. “Let them joke, let them kiss, who knows how soon they must die…” Source panzer-archiv.

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SS-Untersturmführer Willy Klein


SS-Sturmbannführer Waldmüllers Adjutant, SS-Untersturmführer Willy Klein in position near Cambes/Normandy 1944. Source panzer-archiv.

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SS-Obersturmbannführer Hans Waldmüller


Knight’s Cross holder SS-Obersturmbannführer Hans Waldmüller in SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 25 of 12th SS-Panzer-Division “Hitlerjugend”. The Knight’s Cross was awarded for his unit’s defensive achievements during the fierce battles in Normandy. Hans Waldmüller was later beastly murdered in September 1944 by so-called “partisans” in Belgium. Source panzer-archiv.

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Bastogne December 1944


Waffen-SS troops at the besieged town of Bastogne in December 1944.

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Neue Reichskanzlei/New Reich Chancellery

• Die Leibstandarte des Führers – Neue Reichskanzlei, Voß Strasse, Berlin 1939. Architect: Albert Speer. Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive).
• The inner guards in front of Hitlers study. Little remains of the First Architect of the Third Reich Albert Speer´s architectural works. No buildings designed by Speer in the Nazi era remain in Berlin; a double row of lampposts along the Straße des 17. Juni designed by Speer still stands. The tribune of the Zeppelinfeld stadium in Nürnberg, though partly demolished, may also be seen. Deutsches Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archive).

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