- Nov 2010
- Stockport Cheshire UK
13,000 is an insignificant number when you consider Denmark had a population of around 4,000,000 and was treated with kid gloves by the Nazis until almost the end of the war."...in April 1940 the Waffen-SS started recruiting in Denmark. With the start of the anti-Bolshevik "crusade" in June 1941, thousands of Danes volunteered to fight against the Soviet Union. Of 13,000 volunteers, the Waffen-SS was able to select 7,000 of the best. These Danes fought in a variety of units, mainly the Waffen-SS Viking, "Death's Head", and Nordland divisions..."
I hold no illusions that the Germans wouldn't have also found a similar percentage of collaborative scum if my country had been successfully invaded.