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Russian SS in the German-Soviet war of 1941-1945

Journal: European Scientific e-Journal (Vol.2021, No. 7)

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Page : 80-101

Keywords : SS troops; prisoners of war; volunteers; сollaborationism; German-Soviet war; Russian SS;

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The article analyzes the problem of cooperation between Russians and the Nazi SS organization during the war between Germany and the Soviet Union in 1941-1945. The research is based on the dialectical and systematic approaches to scientific research, as well as the principles of scientificity, historicism and objectivity. To reveal this topic, published collections of documents and materials, memoirs of participants in the events, scientific research of scientists from different countries were used. The article reveals the essence and forms of cooperation of Russians with various bodies, divisions and formations of the SS. It was established that the participation of Russians in the activities of the SS took various forms – from propaganda, reconnaissance and sabotage work to participation in hostilities on various fronts of the Second World War. It is emphasized that Russian youth – “pupils of the SS” were also involved in the work in the ranks of the SS. It is proved that the SS leadership controlled the process of formation and activity of the Russian liberation movement. Researchers' estimates for determining the number of Russian SS members are analyzed.

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