Was the Volkssturm under Wehrmacht or SS record keeping?

German auxiliary organizations 1919-1945.
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Was the Volkssturm under Wehrmacht or SS record keeping?

Post by Rob S. » Tue Nov 26, 2002 10:58 am

Meaning, were they like a lower SS or a lower Heer? Or, were they an individualized militia supplied by the NSDAP kind of like the HJ?

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Post by jo » Sun Dec 22, 2002 3:54 am

hi rob

the volkssturm was formed by the nsdap as a political army. the volkssturm was also a organisation to control the people. hitler said that something like the revolution in 1918 cannot happen again when every man in the age of 16 - 60 is in the volkssturm. the nazis believed that the volkssturm-member would fight harder cause of the propaganda than the wehrmacht ( 20 july 44 ) or Waffen-SS (Ardennen).

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