Kriegsberichter Zwagers

German SS and Waffen-SS 1923-1945.
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Kriegsberichter Zwagers

Post by onno » Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:10 pm

My grandfather was a SS Kriegsberichter from the Netherlands. He made drawings at the Eastfront. Can anybody help where to find information about him? Which division/brigade or Kompagnie did he serve in? What were his whereabouts. Wherw will be the original drawings 9I have some copies).

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Re: Kriegsberichter Zwagers

Post by haen2 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:50 pm

did the man have a name ?
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Re: Kriegsberichter Zwagers

Post by onno » Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:48 am

His name was Willem Zwagers (Wilhelm Theodorus Zwagers) and he was born 9-6-1905.

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Re: Kriegsberichter Zwagers

Post by haen2 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:14 pm

first and foremost: WELCOME to the forum.. You probably will findall, or at least most of yourt questions answered.
second: Thanks for the name, now they have something to go by.
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Re: Kriegsberichter Zwagers

Post by Foundy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:00 pm

Hi

I do not have much information on Wilhelm Theodorus Zwagers.
Would Amsterdam be correct for his place of birth??

Other than that he was as you say he was a artist or Zeichner.
And was a member of the Waffen SS Kriegsberichter unit SS Standarte Kurt Eggers.

He was with the Stab of the unit in early 1942 , he was then assigned to the SS KB Zug Freiwillige Legion Nederland december 1942 and covered the fighting around Leningrad 1942-1943.
He was as far as i am aware with the 34th SS Landstorm Nederland Holland in late 1944 early 45.

Not sure where he was between 1943 and 1944 he may have stayed with Nederland.

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Re: Kriegsberichter Zwagers

Post by onno » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:54 pm

Dear Andy,

Thank you for your information. He definately was born in Amsterdam (9-6-1905)
How do you now that he covered the fighting in leningrad and that he was with the 34th SS landstorm in the lat 44, begin 45. What are your sources?
I have letter from the Ministry of Defense that he was part of Kompagnie 625 at the end of the war...
Please let me know so I can go on searching.

Onno

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