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SS-Unterscharführer Wilhelm Drager
Born: 03 Oct 1911

Highest rank reached: SS-Untersturmführer

12./SS-Pol.Schtz.Rgt 3
SS-Führerschule des Wirtschafts-Verwaltungsdienstes

 

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Hello Kevin.

Of passing interest may be the Waffen-SS' method of applying their usual training programs  to all the potential "leaders" (not called officers) including those to be assigned to strictly  administrative duties. This did give Waffen-SS formations the means to fall back on such personnel in case of emergency situations.

BTW: this writer was evacuated during 1943-1944 to a place not far from what is now Bad Arolsen which was the training center for future administrative leaders. We shared training grounds for field service exercises so had opportunities to observe them being trained and they were run through the grinder.

Bernhard H. Holst

 

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19 minutes ago, Bernhard H.Holst said:

Hello Kevin.

Of passing interest may be the Waffen-SS' method of applying their usual training programs  to all the potential "leaders" (not called officers) including those to be assigned to strictly  administrative duties. This did give Waffen-SS formations the means to fall back on such personnel in case of emergency situations.

BTW: this writer was evacuated during 1943-1944 to a place not far from what is now Bad Arolsen which was the training center for future administrative leaders. We shared training grounds for field service exercises so had opportunities to observe them being trained and they were run through the grinder.

Bernhard H. Holst

 

Thanks for the additional snippet. It sounds like you were glad you didn't go through their training regime, and who can blame you.

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