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Recruitment poster. (During the Nuremberg Trials, the Waffen-SS was declared a criminal organization. Conscripts from 1943 onward, were exempted from that judgement as they had been forced to join.)

A Dutch Fascist propaganda poster, reading: "Netherlanders! For Your Honor and Conscience! Against Bolshevism! The Waffen-SS Calls You!

July 1941. Dutch volunteers are gathering at a Waffen-SS office to sign up for service at the Eastern front. About 25,000 Dutchmen fought voluntarily within the ranks of the Waffen-SS during the WorldWar II. The Dutch formed the largest contingent non-German volunteers from all countries occupied by Germany. After the war SS-volunteers were often considered traitors. Their position remains a thorny issue in Dutch history. Photo Nationaal Archief / Stapf Bilderdienst. #amsterdam #worldwar2

July 1941. Dutch volunteers are gathering at a Waffen-SS office to sign up for service at the Eastern front. About 25,000 Dutchmen fought voluntarily within the ranks of the Waffen-SS during the WorldWar II. The Dutch formed the largest contingent non-German volunteers from all countries occupied by Germany. After the war SS-volunteers were often considered traitors. Their position remains a thorny issue in Dutch history. Photo Nationaal Archief / Stapf Bilderdienst. #amsterdam #worldwar2

Members of 23.SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland in an undated photograph. Nederland comprising Dutch volunteers was among the best fighting SS volunteer units. Its performance during the Battle of the Narva Bridgehead in particular helped in establishing it as one of the elite SS formations.

Members of Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland in an undated…

Members of the German Waffen-SS Panzergrenadier Regiment 4 “Der Führer" Division, SS-Verfügungsdivision (SS Dispositional Troops) drive through Amsterdam near the Royal Palace.

A Gunner company from SS Regiment "Der Führer" passes by the south-eastern corner of the Royal Palace on Dam Square in Amsterdam, May 1940 in a Wanderer

SS guard at Dachau Concentration Camp

Allemagne, Mauthausen, Un "SS-Oberscharführer" gardien du "Konzentrationslager"

1942. A recruiting poster of the Waffen SS on a building in Amsterdam. About 23,000 Dutch citizens were recruited into the Waffen SS during the Nazi occupation and most of them fought at the east-front. More than 7000 of them died in battle. #amsterdam #1941 #worldwar2 #waffenss

A recruiting poster of the Waffen SS on a building in Amsterdam. About Dutch citizens were recruited into the Waffen SS during the Nazi occupation and most of them fought at the east-front. More than 7000 of them died in battle.

This is a picture of Karl Silberbauer. He was the officer that found and captured Anne Frank in the Secret Annex at 263 Prinsengracht Street in Amsterdam where the Frank family was hiding. Silberbauer worked for the Gestapo. His job was to transfer non-Jews who helped Jews to concentration camps. He arrested the eight of them and took them to Gestapo headquarters, from which they were sent to concentration camps.

This is a picture of Karl Silberbauer. He was the SS officer that found and captured Anne Frank and her friends in the Secret Annex.

This is an undated photograph found on a dead SS man showing members of the Bosnian Muslim units that served in the Waffen SS. The SS Muslims committed horrendous atrocities in Yugoslavia and on the Eastern Front.

- - Croatia/NDH - This is an undated photograph found on a dead SS man showing members of the Bosnian Muslim units that served in the Waffen SS. The SS Muslims committed horrendous atrocities in Yugoslavia and on the Eastern Front.

Waffen SS General Sepp Diеtrich

Waffen SS General 'Sepp' Dietrich Squirrelled Mussolini out of captivity!

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"The voice of the SS. Every Sunday morning." German WWII poster (in Dutch, for the Dutch)

SS recruitment office Dam Square Amsterdam 1945, Then & Now by juffrouwjo, via Flickr

Ghosts of war - Amsterdam; SS recruitment office Dam Square by juffrouwjo, via…

A Dutch woman welcoming German SS troops arriving in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 1940

A Dutch woman welcoming German SS troops arriving in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 1940

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