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Did Germans appreciate the Turkestan Legions SS units?

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  1. ItaliaLegion

    ItaliaLegion Member

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    Did Hitler have full trust in the turkic units both in the Wehrmacht and the Waffen SS
    Another thing I find it quite interesting that the Turkic soldiers serving in the Waffen SS were in specially titled SS units differently named from the standard .For instance I read that there was a Turkic Waffen Gruppens(Waffen-Gruppe Turkistan) but these did not fall under the SS . Only a small handfall of units consisted of Turkmen were labled with SS but even then it was labled SS Waffen Group . (SS-Waffengruppe Idel-Ural)

    _SS Waffen Group IdelUral was the only Tartar Turkic SS unit that fought in Ukrainr that was a attachment of the SS and was also secondary attachment to 19th SS-Polizei-Regimenter which was a dettachment of Ukrainian Auxiliary Police 1st Reversal Horse Battalion( objectively designed to maintain openings to retreat for existing attack forces )
     
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    I guess he was running out of options. For instance at first he refused Soviet army groups but had to take them as he was running out of ARYAN men.
     
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    Ya I seen some colored photos of brownish skin Italians serving in the Italian Waffen SS division and they look more like Latins then Aryan.

    I recently read about the Thule Society's involvement with the admiration of Islam . I'm guessing Thule Society had spoken so much great things about Islam that Hitler had adopted the mindset that Islam could be used as a fighting force because Hitler knew the Muslims were indeed diehards and Islam is a die-hard strict war oriented religion that can be used to Germany's benefits. I read on Wikipedia that Hitler was quoted saying " If only Germany was a Mohammedin religion instead of Catholic you would see Muslim Germans civilians fight in the streets for Germany".
     

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