- Published: 31 December 2010 31 December 2010
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It was disbanded in August 1940 and its men was transferred to SS-Totenkopf-Standarte Kirkenes and some to SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 4 Ostmark & SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 9.
Known war crimesSoldiers from a company of SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 12 executed the patients in a large psychiatric hospital in Owińska, Poland. Over 1000 patients are estimated to have been taken away in trucks, shot and buried in mass graves. (1)
CommandersSS-Obersturmbannführer Wilhelm Sacks
Manpower strengthJuly 1940 2.650
Footnotes1. "Soldiers of Destruction" by Charles W. Sydnor and "Murderous Elite: The Waffen-SS and its complete record of war crimes" by James Pontolillo, page 117.
Sources usedDr. 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
Charles W. Sydnor - Soldiers of Destruction