- Published: 30 December 2010 30 December 2010
- Last Updated: 21 July 2013 21 July 2013
The SS-Artillerie-Standarte/SS-VT was formed in 1939 at Münsterlager.
It took part in the invasion of Poland attached to Panzer-Division Kempf and following that campaign it was used to form SS-Division Verfügungstruppe (later renamed Das Reich)
Known war crimes
Soldiers from the SS-Artillerie-Standarte along with a few Heer soldiers killed 50 Jews in Goworowo, east of Róznan on 9 September,
A soldier from the SS-Artillerie-Standarte was sentenced to three years in prison in 1939 by a military court for taking part in the massacre and a Heer officer to nine-years. The sentences was later overturned in an amnesty. (1)
SS-Obersturmbannführer Peter Hansen
Order of battle
Le Artilleriekolonnen x 3
1. "The Origins of the Final Solution" by Christopher R. Browning and "Hitler strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology and atrocity" by Alexander B. Rossino, page 105-107.
Christopher R. Browning - The Origins of the Final Solution
Andrew Mollo - Uniforms of the SS: Collected Edition
Alexander B. Rossino - Hitler strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology and atrocity
Jacek Solarz - SS Verfügungstruppen 1939
George H. Stein - The Waffen-SS: Hitler's Elite Guard at War 1939-1945
Otto Weidinger - Das Reich, vol I
Reference material on this unit
Otto Weidinger - Das Reich I
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