Wehrmacht

  • Defense Might
Identifier
438
Type of Entity
Corporate Body

Dates of Existence

Founded in 1935

History

Wehrmacht was the Name for the German army after 1935. Often in competition for supplies and authority with the Waffen-SS, the Wehrmacht also assisted the SS in carrying out the Final Solution. It was involved in activities in Poland and the Soviet Union, which violated the Geneva Convention, such as mass killings of hostages, innocent civilians, and prisoners of war. The Wehrmacht also kidnapped children in Ruthenia for Lebensborn.

Places

  • Founded in Germany.

Sources

  • Dictionary of the Holocaust : Biography, geography, and terminology / E.J. Epstein, P. Rosen. – Westport, 1997. – p. 335

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