Elite Waffen SS Soldiers: TOTENKOPF: 3rd SS Panzer Division

This Waffen SS Division has a tainted history because initially its soldiers were recruited from concentration camps. But that does not alter the fact that men of the 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf Division were some of the toughest soldiers Germany (Perhaps the world)  ever produced.

There are instances that Totenkopf committed atrocities. in war it is not all black and white; There are grey areas. There is a thin line between ruthlessness and inhumanity....

Totenkopf action Iassy, Romania. 1944
Totenkopf in action in Iassy, Romania. 1944. To stop the Russian assault.
Operation Konrad 2 Hungary,1945
During Operation Konrad 2 in Hungary, 1945

Totenkopf construction unit
Totenkopf construction unit

Theodor Eicke brilliant commander Totenkopf
Theodor Eicke, the brilliant commander of the Totenkopf

Waffen SS totenkopf

Death notice Theodor Eicke killed 1943  Russia
Death notice of Theodor Eicke. He was killed in 1943 in Russia during fighting
Totenkopf Division 1941 Early days Barbarossa
The Totenkopf Division in 1941. Early days of Barbarossa

In a Kubelwagen in Russia

division's logo Death's Head
The soldier displays the division's logo, the "Death's Head"

During Barbarossa

totenkopf medic
A medic examines a wounded motorcyclist from the reconnaissance battalion of the SS Division "Totenkopf".

SS Division Totenkopf artillery range finder
A soldier from SS Division "Totenkopf" with artillery range finder

kharkov 1943
Totenkopf on the streets of Kharkov (March 1943)

Kharkov again
Men from Totenkopf on the move in Russia

The aggressive highly motivated soldiers. It shows in the eyes.
Battle Kursk
The tough men at Kursk

totenkopf training
The tough training regimen of the future Totenkopf soldiers
With Russian POW

Suggested Reading On Totenkopf
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