The SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 6 was formed in Prague in September 1939 and was the first Totenkopf-Standarte to be raised after the war broke out.
It was transferred to Danzig in October 1939, where parts of it were used to form SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 9, and to Sandefjord (Norway) in April 1940.
One of its Sturmbanne was transferred to Prague and made a part of SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 14 but was replaced by a Sturmbanne from SS-Totenkopf-Rekreuten-Standarte.
It was redesignated SS-Infanterie-Regiment 6 in February 1941 and transferred to 6. SS-Gebirgs-Division Nord.

Known war crimes

On 16 November 1939 soldiers from this unit shot a dozen students at Ruzyn who had taken part in protests against the German rule. (1)


SS-Oberführer Bernhard Voß (? Nov 1939 - ?)

Manpower strength

July 1940 2.956


1. "Murderous Elite: The Waffen-SS and its complete record of war crimes" by James Pontolillo, page 129.

Sources used

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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