The SS-Wach-Bataillon 2 (sometimes listed as SS-Wach-Bataillon Prag or SS-Wach-Bataillon Böhmen-Mähren) was formed 5 May 1940 as Sonder-Bataillon/SS-Totenkopf-Standarte Prag and was a guard unit stationed in Prague.
It was used to guard the concentration camp at Hradištko (Hradischko), a sub-camp of Flossenbürg, for a short period of time.

Known war crimes

An internal SS memo dated 14 October 1941 mentions the killing of 120 civlians in Prague and 71 in Brünn by this battalion. (1)

Commanders

SS-Hauptsturmführer Michael Kneisl
SS-Obersturmbannführer Hermann Peter
SS-Obersturmbannführer Michael Kneisl

Footnotes

1. "Murderous Elite: The Waffen-SS and its complete record of war crimes" by James Pontolillo, page 35-36.

Sources used

Wolfgang Benz & Barbara Distel (ed.) - Der Ort des Terrors. Geschichte der nationalsozialistischen Konzentrationslager, Band 4: Flossenbürg, Mauthausen, Ravensbrück
Dr. K-G Klietmann - Die Waffen-SS: eine Dokumentation
Kurt Mehner - Die Waffen-SS und Polizei 1939-1945
James Pontolillo - Murderous Elite: The Waffen-SS and its complete record of war crimes

Reference material on this unit

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