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MEMORIES OF THE WAFFEN-SS
LEOWILM’S MEMORIES OF THE WAFFEN-SS:
An SS-Heimwehr Danzig,
SS-Totenkopf-Division, and 9. SS-Panzer-Division “Hohenstaufen” Veteran Remembers
Leo Wilm with Rolf Michaelis
• A firsthand account of Leo Wilm’s six years at war in the Waffen-SS
• Memories of training and combat in Poland and on the Russian Front
• Covers operational history of the SS-Heimwehr Danzig and the SS-Totenkopf-Division in Russia
and the Demyansk Pocket
This book is a rarememoir fromaWaffen-SS soldier who fought for six years in some of themost savage fighting
on the Russian front during WWII. A volunteer, initially in the SS-Heimwehr Danzig, which became part of
the SS-Totenkopf-Division in 1939, he took part in the campaign against Poland as a motorcycle messenger,
and was wounded for the first time during the France campaign of 1940. In 1943, he took command of a group
of young recruits on the Mius Front in Russia. By the time he was wounded for the third time in the summer
of 1944, he had been decorated with both Iron Cross grades and two Tank Destruction Badges. In February
1945, he saw action in Hungary with the 9.SS Panzer-Division “Hohenstaufen,” and later ended the war as an
American POW.
LeoWilm
, co-founder of the Veterans Association of FormerMembers of the SS-Heimwehr Danzig, served in
theWaffen-SS fromMay 15, 1939 until May 9, 1945.
RolfMichaelis
specializes in books on theWaffen-SS
and has written over thirty to date. He lives in Berlin.
Size: 6" × 9" • 74 b/w photos and maps • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5298-0 • hard cover • $24.99
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ALBERT SCHWENN’S MEMORIES OF THE WAFFEN-SS:
An SS Cavalry Division Veteran Remembers
Albert Schwenn with Rolf Michaelis
• A firsthand account from a member of the SS Cavalry Division, and SS Cavalry Training and Replacement
Battalion
• Action and combat during anti-partisan operations, and on the Eastern Front at Kharkov
• Schwenn was sentenced to death but ultimately was one of the last POWs released by the Soviet Union
Albert Schwenn was called up by the SS Cavalry Replacement Battalion in Warsaw in October 1942, and in
March 1943, was seconded to the SS Cavalry Division. Schwenn gives a vivid account of the brutal combat
on the Russian front, and especially operations against partisans, where he took part in so-called “pacification
actions” behind the front lines. In August 1943, his division was transferred to the front near Kharkov. After
recovering from wounds received during the Soviet offensive, he served as an instructor, lastly with the SS
Cavalry Replacement and Training Regiment in Bohemia. In addition to nearly three months of action during
the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, Schwenn also took part in operations during the Prague Uprising in May 1945.
Because of his participation in operations against partisans in 1943, hewas given a death sentence, and ultimately
served nearly eleven years as a POW in the USSR.
Albert Schwenn
was called up by the SS Cavalry Replacement Battalion in Warsaw in October 1942
and in March 1943 was seconded to the SS Cavalry Division.
Rolf Michaelis
specializes in books on the
Waffen-SS and has written over thirty to date. He lives in Berlin.
Size: 6" × 9" • 62 b/w photos and maps • 112 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-5297-3 • hard cover • $24.99
AVAILABLE IN MAY
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