German Reeanactors - Page 2




 
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November 22nd, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
It would be pretty hard to film a movie without extras dressing up in NAZI uniforms. I'm sure we can all see the movies without wanting to kill a German. Especially since that's what my surname is. This is off thread but an amusing story. During WWII, my family claimed Dutch heritage even though our name is unmistakably German. Tolerance, tolerance, tolerance.
December 21st, 2004  
Guaripa
 
[quote=I just think there is a line that should not be crossed, in this case dressing up like one of the worst criminals the German history has ever seen just for fun.[/quote]

Ok , Bootboy ! I can understand why you are talking the way you are, I am here to say that not all of the Waffen-SS was criminal, and just because a group of judges say so does not make it a reality.

There were plenty of these fine men who never saw anything but the battlefield, I urge you to get a book, or go to the archives in Germany and read about them or if possible since most were forgotten by their own country to chat with them.

If that is the case, just about every single military in the world has a criminal organization within.

We portray members of the Waffen-SS, not to be confused with the General SS, we never had a problem, we explain people the history not the Hollywood version, and once they listen they understand.

And what the heck is a N***uniform ?? , unless you are portraying a goverment official your in a military uniform.


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December 21st, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
Did all SS units have the deaths head cap insignia? I know they all had the SS runes on their uniforms.
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December 22nd, 2004  
Guaripa
 
No, not all Waffen-SS personnel had the runes, officers from Lt. Col and above had no runes.
Other vol. units and non-germanic units had their own collar insignia

example
Sonnerad, 23rd NORGE
Odal, Prinze Eugen
Etc.

On the issue of the Totenkopf, was not a true SS insignia, its very old and has a long history. It was adopted by the SS .
Used in the Napoleonic Wars and was worn by the elite body guard unit, Leibhusaren, or in English Death Heads Guard Hussars. The Guard Husser's were the Prussian Kings body guard, and during World War I they served as the Kaiser's bodyguard.

Also used by the Freikorps in the early 30's


During the war Panzer Heer personnel , due to the use of the Totenkof were mistaken as Waffen-SS members and denied any civilized treatment.

In post war Germany, it is no longer used, due to the political implications, I will not go into.

As a note, even today, most people, thanks to Hollywood and propaganda believe that all Waffen-SS were in slagers, just because of this symbol.
December 22nd, 2004  
Bootboy82
 
[quote=Guaripa]
Quote:
Originally Posted by I just think there is a line that should not be crossed, in this case dressing up like one of the worst criminals the German history has ever seen just for fun.[/quote

Ok , Bootboy ! I can understand why you are talking the way you are, I am here to say that not all of the Waffen-SS was criminal, and just because a group of judges say so does not make it a reality.

There were plenty of these fine men who never saw anything but the battlefield, I urge you to get a book, or go to the archives in Germany and read about them or if possible since most were forgotten by their own country to chat with them.

If that is the case, just about every single military in the world has a criminal organization within.

We portray members of the Waffen-SS, not to be confused with the General SS, we never had a problem, we explain people the history not the Hollywood version, and once they listen they understand.

And what the heck is a N***uniform ?? , unless you are portraying a goverment official your in a military uniform.


PS

If you need places to purchase items check our webpage links section.
First of all, I don't need judges or the telly or anything else in the world to make own sentiments.

Maybe I went a little bit over the top, but it's a matter of fact that the Waffen-SS commited more war crimes than any other german military branch during WW2.
I don't want to blame every sinlge member of the Waffen-SS because I know that there were a lot that volunteered because they were looking for some adventure and wanting to be a part of a elite unit. But nevertheless the Waffen-SS was meant to be some sort of Hitler's private army with certain political beliefs.
December 23rd, 2004  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guaripa
No, not all Waffen-SS personnel had the runes, officers from Lt. Col and above had no runes.
Other vol. units and non-germanic units had their own collar insignia

example
Sonnerad, 23rd NORGE
Odal, Prinze Eugen
Etc.

On the issue of the Totenkopf, was not a true SS insignia, its very old and has a long history. It was adopted by the SS .
Used in the Napoleonic Wars and was worn by the elite body guard unit, Leibhusaren, or in English Death Heads Guard Hussars. The Guard Husser's were the Prussian Kings body guard, and during World War I they served as the Kaiser's bodyguard.





Also used by the Freikorps in the early 30's


During the war Panzer Heer personnel , due to the use of the Totenkof were mistaken as Waffen-SS members and denied any civilized treatment.

In post war Germany, it is no longer used, due to the political implications, I will not go into.

As a note, even today, most people, thanks to Hollywood and propaganda believe that all Waffen-SS were in slagers, just because of this symbol.
That is very interesting. I heard, didn't read, that some SS were having the runes tattooed on their arm but after the war turned against them, had them removed or removed them theirselves. I suppose that's better than being hung. Thanks for the info.
December 23rd, 2004  
Guaripa
 
Actually, you might be refering to the blood type
It was done in the inside part of the arm.
However this practice began with the Luftwaffe (Air Force)
it was then adopted by the Waffen-SS.

In one case I interviewed, a member of a Flak unit, had been taken prisioner by the Russians, They believed he was a Waffen-SS because of the tatoo.

Its ok, becasue many Russians also thought that the toilets were potatoe washers, and would shoot the toilets because it was steling their potatoes.
December 25th, 2004  
Schwul
 
As an artist. I've seen a huge increase in "nazi fan art" and it makes me angry. Most of the time the kids have nooo idea wtf they are drawing or anything about nazis other than they think they are cool by drawing them. It's pathetic.
I'm not saying you're guilty of the same. If you're reenacting, then I can understand it. It would be hard to fight yourself!
December 25th, 2004  
Schwul
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guaripa
Actually, you might be refering to the blood type
It was done in the inside part of the arm.
However this practice began with the Luftwaffe (Air Force)
it was then adopted by the Waffen-SS.

In one case I interviewed, a member of a Flak unit, had been taken prisioner by the Russians, They believed he was a Waffen-SS because of the tatoo.

Its ok, becasue many Russians also thought that the toilets were potatoe washers, and would shoot the toilets because it was steling their potatoes.
Is that bit about the russians true?
December 25th, 2004  
Guaripa
 
Yes, its true, actually there are many interesting facts about the Russians, I am sure you have seen the foto of the Russians placing their flag in the Reichstag, that never happened, it was a posed foto for their propaganda.

Also it was a group of female Russians that first got to the Reichstag, not the blazing guns seen so often.

They were more interested in the plundering than fighting.

Good fellows those Russians.