Waffen SS Nederlanders

Waffen SS Poster Nederlanders

Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941 (Operation Barbarossa) brought with it an exhausting battle on the Eastern Front, hugely demanding of troops and supplies. Recruitment among the occupied countries as well as in Germany itself, was vital to the Nazi cause. In this appeal to Dutchmen to join the Armed SS, the motive is expressed as an ideological and moral struggle against Bolshevism.