Hilfswillige – Hiwi

290. Infanterie-Division–Hilfswillige being awarded. September 1943 The Germans would allow no `Russian’ political administration, but there was a considerable effort to recruit the local inhabitants at the grass-roots to aid the Axis cause. Millions of people were conscripted as forced labourers. The Germans were also able to secure the services of a very large number […]

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