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Latvian women welcome German soldiers marching into Riga in July 1941. Baltic states welcomed the German army as liberator from the Soviet yoke. The Waffen SS particularly benefited from the willingness of many Baltic men to join German ranks as volunteers.

Latvian women welcome German soldiers marching into Riga in July Baltic states welcomed the German army as liberator from the Soviet yoke. The Waffen SS particularly benefited from the willingness of many Baltic men to join German ranks as volunteers.

Carl Mydans - The second of six members of the Nazi collaborationist Milice, Vichy police, being tied to a post by a guard moments before being shot to death by a Maquis firing squad, in front of brick factory where twenty-three patriots were executed by the Germans in July, 1944.

The second of six members of the Nazi collaborationist Milice, Vichy police, being tied to a post by a guard moments before being shot

German citizens made aware of the atrocities at a nearby prisoners of war camp for captured Soviets, Suttrop, Germany, May 1945

[Photo] German citizens made aware of the atrocities at a nearby prisoners of war camp for captured Soviets, Suttrop, Germany, May 1945

A German mother shields the eyes of her son as they walk past a row of exhumed bodies, 57 Russians killed by SS troops and dumped in a mass outside Suttrop, Germany. Before burial, all German.

A German soldier from Army Group North is lifted aloft by a deliriously happy population of Riga on 2 July 1941, following the Latvian capital’s liberation from the hated Soviet occupation. (Robert Hunt Library)

A German soldier from Army Group North is lifted aloft by a deliriously happy population of Riga, Latvia, 1941

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German officials (from left to right) Hinrich Lohse, Otto-Heinrich Drechsler, Alfred Rosenberg, and Eberhard von Medem on a visit to the Baltic States, 1942. Note Drechsler's artificial legs result of serious battlefield wounds in WW1.

[Photo] German officials Otto-Heinrich Drechsler, Hinrich Lohse, Alfred Rosenberg, and Eberhard von Medem on a visit to the Baltic States, 1942

German officials Otto-Heinrich Drechsler, Hinrich Lohse, Alfred Rosenberg, and Eberhard von Medem on a visit to the Baltic States, 1942

Members of Latvian Auxiliary Police assemble a group of Jews, Liepāja, July, 1941. By January 1942, all but 3,500 of the 60,000 Latvian Jews had been exterminated, often with the help of Latvian authorities.

Members of Latvian Auxiliary Police assemble a group of Jews, Liepāja, July, By January all but of the Latvian Jews had been exterminated, often with the help of Latvian authorities.

Salaspils, Latvia, The whipping of a prisoner by another prisoner under the supervision of an SS soldier.

Salaspils, Latvia, The whipping of a prisoner by another prisoner under the supervisio​n of an SS soldier./This picture hurts me to see; it breaks my heart at the cruelty Yad Vashem Photo Archive Origin:

Karl Wilhelm Krause 12th SS Panzer Division Hitlerjugend.

Karl Wilhelm Krause March May was a Waffen-SS officer (SS…

Viktors Arājs (13 January 1910 – 13 January 1988) was a Latvian collaborator and Nazi SS officer, who took part in the Holocaust during the German occupation of Latvia and Belarus (then called White Russia or White Ruthenia) as the leader of the Arājs Kommando. The Arajs Kommando murdered about half of Latvia's Jews.

viktor arajs ( latvian war criminal) sandberger in the center, left of him - Aaro Anthoni SEPO chief, finland.

Salaspils, Latvia, A prisoner whipping another prisoner under the supervision of an SS guard.

Salaspils, Latvia, A prisoner whipping another prisoner under the supervision of an SS guard. Such brutality.

Waffen SS soldiers with captured Mosin rifles.Barbarossa 1941.

Soviet soldiers surrender to Leibstandarte in the summer of In the second photo captured Mosin–Nagant rifles with bayonets.

Да, возможно это запоздалая публикация по теме. У нас в России принято вспоминать о ветеранах только 9 мая. Но мне кажется я не опоздала! Совершенно случайно наткнулась на статью в интернете, к сожалению автора так и не нашла. Начала читать и просто разрыдалась. Думаю никто не останется равнодушным к коротким строчкам - воспоминаниям о жизни во время войны... 'Ехали много суток...

The Red Army had over woman snipers during WWII (The Great Patriotic War as they called it). I want a sniper rifle!