Dancing Crimean Tatar soldiers collaborator (Selbst-Schutz). On the right hand of the traitor has a bandage with the inscription: “In the service of the German Wehrmacht”. The south coast of Crimea.
During the war in the ranks of the Crimean Tatar volunteer units have served up to 20 thousand people: 7000 – in the ranks of “self-defense” soldiers, 9000 – in the ranks of volunteers “Hiwi” 7000 – in the ranks of “auxiliary police order” 2421 people – in the ranks of the Tatar-mountain Jaeger Brigade of the Waffen SS, 2500 – as part of the battle group “Crimea” from the East Turkic unit of the Waffen-SS.
Photography Location: Crimean Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
Time taken: 1942
The source of information:
1. “Crimea under the heel of Hitler’s” O. Romanko, “Veche” 2011