The Escape of 7 Former Dutch Waffen-SS Soldiers… and they got away with it (1952)

On December 26 1952, Boxing Day, 7 convicted Dutch Waffen-SS soldiers and war-criminals managed to escape from a Dutch prison in Breda. They received help from the outside and managed to cross the German border two hours after breaking out. During the subsequent diplomatic fallout, it became clear these convicted Nazis would most likely get away with it.

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Battle of the Netherlands

Why Dutch Men Fought for Germany at the Eastern Front of World War II

How Dutch Men Were Recruited For the Waffen-ϟϟ in the Netherlands during World War II

How Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteers Were Trained During World War II

The Wiking Division’s Combat History (1941 – 1945) – Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteers on the Eastern Front

The Dutch Volunteer Legion on the Eastern Front – Dutch Waffen-SS Volunteers during World War II

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