Dirlewanger Brigade – Himmler’s Convict Legion

The Dirlewanger Brigade

The Dirlewanger Brigade, also known as the SS-Sturmbrigade Dirlewanger, or the 36th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS, or Black Hunters, was a unit of the Waffen-SS during World War II.

Founder: Oskar Dirlewanger
Size: Brigade; Division
Branch: Waffen-SS
Role: Bandenbekämpfung (security warfare; literally “gang fighting”)
Engagements: World War II: Anti-partisan operations in Byelorussia; Warsaw Uprising; Slovak National Uprising
Credit to : Mark Felton Productions

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