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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Between 1950 and 1955, thousands of veterans from the notorious German-led, Ukrainian 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division emigrated to North America with the full consent of the governments despite immigration regulations in force at the time that forbade entry to all who served in any branch of the SS. The Jewish community fought a brief.

Pure Soldiers or Bloodthirsty Murdererstraces the 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division's fortunes from its formation in April .

Pure Soldiers or Bloodthirsty Murdererstraces the 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division's fortunes from its formation in April 1943, to its surrender to the British in May 1946, from immigrant farm workers in Britain, Canada and the USA, to Cold War CIA assassins.

Pure Soldiers or Bloodthirsty Murderers traces the 14th Waffen-SS Galicia .

Pure Soldiers or Bloodthirsty Murderers traces the 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division’s fortunes from its formation in April 1943, to its surrender to the British in May 1946, from immigrant farm workers in Britain, Canada and the USA, to Cold War CIA assassins.

Pure Soldiers or Sinister Legion traces the 14th Waffen-SS division's fortunes from formation in April 1943 to its surrender to the British in May 1946, their subsequent stay as prisioners-of-war in Italy, and their eventual transfer as agricultural workers in Britain. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Pure Soldiers or Sinister Legion -The Ukrainian 14th Waffen-SS Division by Sol Littman (Paperback, softback, 2015). Brand new: lowest price.

At issue was the nature of the Division and its war record. Were they "pure soldiers" as many of their supporters contended, or, were they, to use Daniel Goldhagen's phrase, among Hitler's Willing executioners?

Published by the Yizkor Books in Print Project part of Yizkor Books Project of JewishGen, Inc. Paperback, 9 by 6, 266 pages with all illustrations and photos. Pure Soldiers or Sinister Legion traces the 14th Waffen-SS division’s fortunes from formation in April 1943 to its surrender to the British in May 1946, their subsequent stay as prisioners-of-war in Italy, and their eventual transfer as agricultural workers in Britain. In 1950 they began their immigration to Canada and the United States.

Pure Soldiers traces the 14th Waffen-SS Division's fortunes from its formation in April 1943 until its surrender to the British in May 1946, their subsequent stay as prisoners-of-war in Italy, and their eventual transfer as agricultural workers in Britain.

Sol Littman first became known (or perhaps infamous) in Canada during the mid 1980's for his agitation on behalf of the Simon Weisenthal Center for the government to open an investigation on Ukrainian-Canadian war criminals. The allegations of Ukrainian war crimes suspects in Canada caused a huge uproar between the country's Ukrainian and Jewish communities.

By (author) Sol Littman. Were they "pure soldiers" as many of their supporters contended, or, were they, to use Daniel Goldhagen's phrase, among Hitler's Willing executioners? Pure Soldiers or Sinister Legion traces the 14th Waffen-SS division's fortunes from formation in April 1943 to its surrender to the British in May 1946, their subsequent stay as prisioners-of-war in Italy, and their eventual transfer as agricultural workers in Britain.

Were they pure soldiers as many of their supporters contended, or, were they, to use Daniel Goldhagen's phrase, among Hitler's Willing executioners? . Additional Product Features. Black & White Illustrations.

Were they pure soldiers as many of their supporters contended, or, were they, to use Daniel Goldhagen's phrase, among Hitler's Willing executioners? Pure Soldiers or Sinister Legion traces the 14th Waffen-SS division's fortunes from formation in April 1943 to its surrender to the British in May 1946, their subsequent stay as prisioners-of-war in Italy, and their eventual transfer as agricultural workers in Britain.

Between 1950 and 1955, thousands of veterans from the notorious German-led, Ukrainian 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division emigrated to North America with the full consent of the governments despite immigration regulations in force at the time that forbade entry to all who served in any branch of the SS. The Jewish community fought a brief, but futile, battle to persuade those governments to deny them entry, denouncing them as a "sinister legion" of "bloodthirsty murderers"—war criminals who had engaged in the mass murder of thousands of innocent civilians.

On the other hand, a well-organized body of Division supporters insisted there was nothing "sinister" or "murderous" about the young men who had volunteered to serve in its ranks. They declared them exceptional soldiers who obeyed the international rules of war, praised them for being dedicated soldiers who harbored no hatred for Jews, guarded no concentration camps, and committed no crimes against humanity.

At issue then was the nature of the Division and its war record. Were they "pure soldiers" as many of their supporters contended, or were they, to use Daniel Goldhagen’s phrase, among Hitler’s willing executioners?

Pure Soldiers or Bloodthirsty Murderers traces the 14th Waffen-SS Galicia Division’s fortunes from its formation in April 1943, to its surrender to the British in May 1946, from immigrant farm workers in Britain, Canada and the USA, to Cold War CIA assassins. Along the way, it attempts to shed some light on this acrimonious dispute that has continued to the present day.

Sol Littman is former Canadian Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, author of War Criminal on Trial, founding editor of The Canadian Jewish News, the First Director of B’nai Brith Canada’s "League for Human Rights," and also served with the Anti-Defamation League in the United States.


Comments: (7)

Yainai
Included a lot of previously, at least to me, information. Did not provide enough detail on why so many Ukranians joined the Waffen-SS unit.Plus it was obviously written by an individual who leaned strongly to the left.
Levion
Mr. Sol Littman, engages in a rather crude attack against Ukrainians, by pretending to have written a "historical" account of the Ukrainian Division, which was organized by the Germans in WWII. The author is sympathetic to Soviet ideology, and feels that Ukrainian Division issue is an easy way to promote it. Ukrainians, as well as Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians and Croatians were automatically designated as anti-semitic, and anti-Soviet, and a tremendous effort was made to discredit and destroy those particular groups by the Soviet propaganda machine and its supporters, such as Mr. Littman.
It should be reminded, that the Ukrainian Division fought for Ukrainian independence, from the Soviet Union, and later on against Germany itself and Poland, as UPA partisans. Numerous Jews played a major role in the Red Army (created by Leon Trstsky himself), and particularly in the KGB shock trrops and its political and ideological enforcers.
The reprisals carried out by the Ukrainian Division and by the UPA did indeed take place, and were always in retaliation against collaborators, many of whom, were Jews.
Mr. Littman, of course, never speaks about the collaboration issue, which is inconvenient to his purpose.
Jorius
Sol Littman first became known (or perhaps infamous) in Canada during the mid 1980's for his agitation on behalf of the Simon Weisenthal Center for the government to open an investigation on Ukrainian-Canadian war criminals.

The allegations of Ukrainian war crimes suspects in Canada caused a huge uproar between the country's Ukrainian and Jewish communities. Ukrainian-Canadians were angered that many of the allegations were unfounded or at least based on "evidence" collected by the USSR. Canadian Jews were upset by what they perceived as Holocaust denial and thinly veiled Antisemitism.

At any rate, diaspora "nationalist" Ukrainians already have a beef against Littman and certainly do not want any of the darker historical facts to get in the way of the "Brave Ruthenians Fighting Godless Russian Commies" mythology.

I found Pure Soldiers or Sinister Legion to be well-researched, on par with other divisional histories such as Michael Logusz's "Galicia Division" (Schiffer Military History, 2000) and Carlos Jurado's "Breaking the Chains." Unlike those works, however, Littman covers:

1. The prominent role of Fascism & Antisemitism in Ukrainian nationalist ideology

2 Himmler's speech to the division mentioning Holocaust

3. Alleged war crimes of KG Beyersdorff

4. Confirmation of the existence of a 31st SD punitive detachment - a unit responsible for war crimes that was later integrated into the 14th SS

5. Division participation in the massacre at Zolochiv in July 1944.

6. The Schuma 201 Battalion's role in the execution of Jews at Pinsk and Luminets. This German-raised Ukrainian collaborationist unit was later integrated into the division.

All of this info will be (an already has been in the above reviews) vehemently denied, but I need to point out that Littman's research corresponds to what Ukrainian historians such as John-Paul Himka have also documented.

As the Cold War fades away, much material on WWII on the Eastern Front and the Holocaust is coming to light. Sol Littman has written an excellent, if troubling book, and it has earned condemnation because it illuminates one of the darker corners of Ukrainian and WWII history.
Ericaz
I received, unsolicited, a copy of this publication directly from the author Sol Littman.

Being an author of a book on the Galician Division myself and an authority on the subject I was naturally curious as to the content and immediately began to read it. Within the first couple of pages I had found a couple of small but irritating, easily verifiable factual errors which I noted. This pattern continued with ever increasing regularity so that by the end of the first chapter it was glaringly apparent that the author had left significant and occasionally unforgivable gaps in his research, thereby intentionally or otherwise perpetuating mistakes and a number of common misconceptions. This publication cannot therefore be considered to be a serious historical contribution. Instead it is little more than a reworked throwback to the products of former Soviet and to a lesser extent Polish propaganda specialists. In the main these are tendentious, careless in details and suffer from a lack of appreciation of the rules of evidence. Like its predecessors, the credibility of this publication is further undermined by frequent and often rabid accusations which do not bear up under close scrutiny. Anyone seriously wishing to acquaint themselves with the history of this unit would be well advised to look elsewhere.

Michael Melnyk
Nettale
"Sol Littman is former Canadian Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, author of War Criminal on Trial, founding editor of The Canadian Jewish News, the First Director of B'nai Brith Canada's "League for Human Rights," and also served with the Anti-Defamation League in the United States."
Given the background of the editor one can hardly expect an objective account of the 14th division.
Mmsa
SS Galicia was a legitimate movement to stop the red terror. And even if SS Galicia did participate in some war crimes, I am waiting for his second book demanding persecution of IDF criminals who kill civilian palestinians.
Pure Soldiers download epub
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Author: Sol Littman
ISBN: 1551642190
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Black Rose Books (May 21, 2003)
Pages: 256 pages