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cosmocreator
Thursday, July 11th, 2002, 01:53 PM
The Story of SS-Rottenführer FRANS CARLO SLOSARICH

Frans Carlo Slosarich was born on 10th October 1922 on the Island of Fynen in Denmark. In young years he became member of the National Socialstisk Ungdom (NSU) in the city of Odense. Later he enlisted with "Storm Afdelingen" (SA) and served in the IV./"Fyens FyIkning" (IV Detachment of Fynen)

Together with two comrades from Odense - one which was Holger Thor Nilsen, born on 2. November 1921 - they volounteered to join the european Waffen-ϟϟ. The 3 Comrades were commanded on 10th march 1941 to Sennheim/Germany where the took part in a 3 week preperation training, and transefered on 5th April 1941 to Graz-Wetzelsdorf (Austria) to the 1./Ersatzbataillon "Der Führer". (1./Reservebattailion of Regiment "Der Führer")

The new ϟϟ-Man Slosarich was soon sent off with 34 other danish volounteers to Heuberg, where the new motorised Division "Wiking" was being set up. Slosarich came to the 7./"Nordland" (Regiment). A few day after arrival, one of the recruits died on a diphterie infection. The entire group had to be put into quaranteen. Thats why Slosarich could not be with his Regiment when on 22.June Operation "Barbarossa" started. Instead he underwent more training in Klagenfurt and then was sent to his Unit 7./"Nordland" end of August 1941 which was allready deep inside Russia.

Begining 1942 when he was defending the Mius-position, he was wounded on the arm. He then traveled from the fieldhospital Uspenskaja, then Saporoshje to be finaly sent to a Hospital in Berlin/Neuköln. Here he was awarded the Wounded badge in Black. After a short recuperation Leave at home and promotion to "ϟϟ-Sturmmann" Slosarich was sent to "Feldausbildungsbataillon 5 - Wiking" (Field trainingsbattailion 5/Wiking). In Mai 1943 he was then sent to Grafenwöhr where the III. germanische panzerkorps was being established. He then was assigned to 2.batterie ϟϟ-Sturmgeschützabteilung 11, of 11. SS-Panzergrenadierdivision "Nordland".

After first combat on the Balkans (Croatia) the III.(germanische) ϟϟ-Pz-Korps was detached end of 1943 into the Oranienburg region of Leningrad. Slosarich was with his Batterie and at that time promoted to ϟϟ-Rottenführer. After the retreat to city of narwa in Estonia, Slosarich and his men were used as Infantry, because no Sturmgeschütz-Batteries were available. At narwa he was wounded again and he spent some time in the Hospital in hapsula.

After return to 2./ϟϟ-Sturmgeschützabteilung 11, which in the mean time got new batteries, ϟϟ-Rottenführer Slosarich took part in all the tough defensive battles in the Baltics down to the Kurland-pocket. He went with his Sturmgeschütz-Unit thhrough Pommeria right into Berlin, where he took part in the defense.

On 23. April 1945 he was able to penetrate the encirclement ring at Berlin/Staaken. Over Ludwigslust he was able to fight himslef with his comrades through to Kyritz, where he was captured by the Americans. Slosarich was then imrisoned by the allied occupants in Lauenburg, Munsterlager and Westertimke.

On 9th October he was sent to Albertsdorf where he was interogated by the danish Police. In December he was brought to the German/Danish Border and was handed over to the danish police who then sent him with a kick in the rear into a prison-cell on 13th December 1945. On 9th march 1946 he was sentenced to one year prison and released in December 1946.

In the late eighties Frans Carlo Slosarich died in Kopenhagen!

This Article was written by Holger Thor Nielsen Junior. Published in "Der Freiwillige" Heft 12, Dezember 2001

cosmocreator
Thursday, July 11th, 2002, 02:13 PM
HOLGER THOR NIELSEN

The picture shows from left to rigth Frans Carlo Slosarich, Holger Thor Nielsen and the third (name unknown) comrade who joined together the Waffen SS. Picture was taken shortly after newyear 1941. Note the beltbuckle Holger Thorburn is wearing. It was a present from his elder Brother to Winter-Jultide., who was serving at that time as Untersharführer at 8./Nordland in Vienna.

On 20th November 1943, ϟϟ-Unterscharführer Holger Thor Nielsen was murdered by danish "resistance" while on leave in his homecountry. The "Danish resistance" was mainly fueled and supported by the british sabotage agency SOE (Special Operations Executive).

Number of Sabotage Acts in Denmark:

1940 ___ 10
1941 ___ 19
1942 ___ 122
1943 ___ 1.969

In the first 4 Months on 1944, 876 acts of sabotage were registered. (Probably not counting the acts of terrorism against nationalist Danes like Thorburn Holger Nielsen)

Axel Lindholm
Sunday, July 14th, 2002, 06:51 AM
Yes, the Danish fought well in the Waffen SS. On the talk of SS division Wiking. It is one of my favorite divisions to read about. 55 total Knights Crosses awarded in this division over 5 years. The many victories of the Finnisches Freiwilligen-Batallion der Waffen-SS!

cosmocreator
Sunday, July 14th, 2002, 07:20 AM
Originally posted by Axel Lindholm
Yes, the Danish fought well in the Waffen SS. On the talk of SS division Wiking. It is one of my favorite divisions to read about. 55 total Knights Crosses awarded in this division over 5 years. The many victories of the Finnisches Freiwilligen-Batallion der Waffen-SS!

From a other edition of this veterenas Magazine there is a article with pictures of Finn Veterans. I will try to translate it, allthough it is a bit long. :)

Cheerio!

PS: You know where Oberleutnant is hanging around?

Dr. Brandt
Sunday, November 21st, 2004, 03:13 PM
HOLGER THOR NIELSEN

The picture shows from left to rigth Frans Carlo Slosarich, Holger Thor Nielsen and the third (name unknown) comrade who joined together the Waffen SS. Picture was taken shortly after newyear 1941,

Note the beltbuckle Holger Thorburn is wearing. It was a present from his elder Brother to Winter-Jultide., who was serving at that time as Untersharführer at 8./Nordland in Vienna.
On 20th November 1943 SS-Unterscharführer Holger Thor Nielsen was murdered by danish "resistance" while on leave in his homecountry.

The "danish resistance" was mainly fueled and supported by the british sabotage agency SOE (Special Operations Executive).

Number of Sabotage Acts in Denmark:

1940 ___ 10
1941 ___ 19
1942 ___ 122
1943 ___ 1.969

In the first 4 Months on 1944, 876 acts of sabotage were registered. (Probably not counting the acts of terrorism against nationalist Danes like Thorburn Holger Nielsen)

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Dr. Brandt
Sunday, November 21st, 2004, 03:15 PM
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1) Danish King 1942 (german officer saluting him)
2) Danish Comrades in Arms
3) Danish Sailors together with German Soldiers 1940
4) Danish Heros Sören Kam and Johannes Hellmers.