HOME
The Info List - 8th Ss Cavalry Division Florian Geyer


--- Advertisement ---



(i) (i) (i) (i) (i)

The 8TH SS CAVALRY DIVISION _FLORIAN GEYER_ was a Waffen-SS
Waffen-SS
cavalry Division during World War II
World War II
. It was formed in 1942 from a cadre of the SS Cavalry
Cavalry
Brigade which was involved in anti partisan operations behind the front line and was responsible for the extermination of tens of thousands of the civilian population. It continued with the so-called pacification operations in the occupied Soviet Union, leading to further atrocities.

About 40% of the division were Transylvanian Saxons from Siebenbürgen (Transylvania) and Danube Swabian Banat (Serbia and Romania). The Training and Replacement Battalion of the 8th SS Cavalry Division was involved in suppressing the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
.

In March 1944, it was named after Florian Geyer (1490–1525), the Franconian nobleman who led the Black Company during the German Peasants\' War . Veterans from the division formed the core of the 22nd SS Volunteer Cavalry
Cavalry
Division Maria Theresia , following the latter's creation on 29 April 1944.

The division was destroyed during the fighting in the Siege of Budapest in early 1945.

CONTENTS

* 1 Deployment * 2 Commanders * 3 Order of battle * 4 See also * 5 References

DEPLOYMENT

SS Cavalry, Russia, June 1942

The newly created division was soon sent back to the Eastern Front and was stationed in the Rzhev and Orel sectors in central Russia until the spring of 1943. As the Ninth Army planned the evacuation from the Rzhev salient in Operation _Buffalo_ (_Büffel_) in March 1943, the division took part in large-scale pacification sweeps in the weeks before the operation, alongside elements of four Wehrmacht divisions and other SS and police units. An estimated 3,000 Russians were killed, the great majority of whom were unarmed: only 277 rifles, 41 pistols, 61 machine guns and 17 mortars were recovered. As part of the withdrawal, Ninth Army's commander Walter Model personally ordered the deportation of all male civilians, wells poisoned, and at least two dozen villages razed in a scorched earth policy to hinder the Red Army's follow up in the area.

The division was then moved to the area around Bobruisk , on internal security and anti partisan duties until September 1943. In September the division was moved to the Southern front and took part in the German retreat to the Dnieper river.

The division was then sent to Hungary in October 1943, where the Panzerjager and Sturmgeschütz Battalions were combined and the Reconnaissance Battalion became a Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion. Following this reorganization the division was posted to Croatia but many new recruits were Shwoveh Danube Swabians drawn from Hungary in March 1944. In April 1944, they returned to Hungary and took part in the fighting in Transylvania after the Romanian front collapsed.

The division was trapped in the Siege of Budapest with the IX SS Mountain Corps when the Soviet and Romanian forces surrounded the city in December 1944. The division was destroyed in the fighting for Budapest, and by the end of the siege, of the 30,000 men of the SS Corps, only about 800 survived to reach the German lines.

COMMANDERS

SS Cavalry
Cavalry
Division on anti partisan sweep May 1943

* SS-Brigadeführer Gustav Lombard
Gustav Lombard
, (March 1942 - April 1942) * SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein
Hermann Fegelein
, (April 1942 - August 1942) * SS-Obergruppenführer Wilhelm Bittrich , (August 1942 - 15 February 1943) * SS-Brigadeführer Fritz Freitag , (15 February 1943 - 20 April 1943) * SS-Brigadeführer Gustav Lombard
Gustav Lombard
, (20 April 1943 - 14 May 1943) * SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein
Hermann Fegelein
, (14 May 1943 - 13 September 1943) * SS-Gruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach , (13 September 1943 - 22 October 1943) * SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein
Hermann Fegelein
, (22 October 1943 - 1 January 1944) * SS-Gruppenführer Bruno Streckenbach , (1 January 1944 - 14 April 1944) * SS-Brigadeführer Gustav Lombard
Gustav Lombard
, (14 April 1944 - 1 July 1944) * SS-Brigadeführer Joachim Rumohr , (1 July 1944 - 11 February 1945)

ORDER OF BATTLE

Panzerjäger " Hetzer " from 8th SS Division Hungary 1944

* SS- Cavalry
Cavalry
Regiment 15 * SS- Cavalry
Cavalry
Regiment 16 * SS- Cavalry
Cavalry
Regiment 17 * SS- Cavalry
Cavalry
Regiment 18 * SS-Artillery Regiment 8 * SS- Panzerjäger Battalion 8 * SS-Reconnaissance Battalion 8 * SS-Signals Battalion 8 * SS-Pionier Battalion 8 * SS- Flak Battalion 8 * SS-Reserve Battalion 8 * SS- Sturmgeschütz Battalion 8 * SS-Radfahr Reconnaissance Battalion 8 * SS-Ski-Battalion * SS-Verwaltungsstruppen 8 * SS-Medical Battalion 8 * SS-Veterinary Company 8 * SS-Field post troop * SS-Kriegsberichter platoon (mot) 8 * SS- Feldgendarmerie -Troop 8 * SS-Krankenkraftwagen platoon

SEE ALSO

_ Wikimedia Commons has media related to 8TH SS CAVALRY DIVISION FLORIAN GEYER _.

* List of Knight\'s Cross Recipients 8th SS Cavalry
Cavalry
Division Florian Geyer

REFERENCES

* ^ Hennes, War of Extermination, p.136 * ^ Newton 2006 , pp. 212–216. * ^ _A_ _B_ _C_ Mitcham, German Order of Battle, Volume 3. p 150

* Charles Trang, Florian Geyer Division, 2000, ISBN 2-84048-141-3 * Newton, Steven H. (2006). _Hitler's Commander: Field Marshal Walter Model – Hitler's Favorite General_. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo. ISBN 978-0-306-81399-3 .

* v * t * e

Waffen-SS
Waffen-SS
divisions

PANZER

* 1st SS Division _Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler_ * 2nd SS Division _Das Reich_ * 3rd SS Division _Totenkopf_ * 4th SS Polizei Panzergrenadier Division * 5th SS Panzer Division _Wiking_ * 9th SS Panzer Division _Hohenstaufen_ * 10th SS Panzer Division _Frundsberg_ * 12th SS Panzer Division _Hitlerjugend_ * SS Heavy Panzer Battalions

PANZERGRENADIER

* 11th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division _Nordland_ * 16th SS Panzergrenadier Division _Reichsführer-SS_ * 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division _Götz von Berlichingen_ * 18th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division _Horst Wessel_ * 23rd SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Division _Nederland_

MOUNTAIN

* 6th SS Mountain Division _Nord_ * 7th SS Volunteer Mountain Division _Prinz Eugen_ * 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS _Handschar_ (1st Croatian)

* 21st Waffen Mountain Division of the SS _Skanderbeg_ (1st Albanian) * 23rd Waffen Mountain Division of the SS _Kama_ (2nd Croatian) * 24th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS _Karstjäger_

CAVALRY

* 8th SS Cavalry
Cavalry
Division _Florian Geyer_ * 22nd SS Volunteer Cavalry
Cavalry
Division Division _Maria Theresia_ * 33rd Waffen Cavalry
Cavalry
Division of the SS (3rd Hungarian) * 37th SS Volunteer Cavalry
Cavalry
Division _Lützow_ * 1st SS Cossack Cavalry
Cavalry
Division

INFANTRY

* 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Galician) * 15th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Latvian) * 19th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Latvian) * 20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Estonian) * 25th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS _Hunyadi_ (1st Hungarian)

* 26th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Hungarian) * 27th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division _Langemarck_ (1st Flemish) * 28th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division _Wallonien_ * 29th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS _RONA_ (1st Russian) * 29th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Italian) * 30th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (2nd Russian) * 30th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Belarussian) * 31st SS Volunteer Grenadier Division * 32nd SS Volunteer Grenadier Division _30 Januar_ * 33rd Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS _Charlemagne_ (1st French) * 34th SS Volunteer Grenadier Division _Landstorm Nederland_ * 36th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS * 38th SS Division Grenadier _Nibelungen_

POLICE

* 35th SS and Police Grenadier Division

DECEPTION DIVISIONS

* 26th SS Panzer Division * 27th SS Panzer Division

LISTS

* Divisional commanders * Divisions

* _ Category

* v * t * e

Einsatzgruppen _ and _Einsatzkommandos _

PEOPLE

DIRECTOR

* Reinhard Heydrich * Ernst Kaltenbrunner

Commanders of _Einsatzgruppen_

* Humbert Achamer-Pifrader * Walther Bierkamp * Horst Böhme * Erich Ehrlinger * Wilhelm Fuchs * Heinz Jost * Erich Naumann * Arthur Nebe * Otto Ohlendorf * Friedrich Panzinger * Otto Rasch * Heinrich Seetzen * Franz Walter Stahlecker * Bruno Streckenbach

Commanders of _Einsatzkommandos_, _Sonderkommandos_

* Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski * Rudolf Batz * Ernst Biberstein * Wolfgang Birkner * Helmut Bischoff * Paul Blobel * Walter Blume * Friedrich-Wilhelm Bock * Otto Bradfisch * Werner Braune * Friedrich Buchardt * Fritz Dietrich * Karl Jäger * Friedrich Jeckeln * Waldemar Klingelhöfer * Wolfgang Kügler * Walter Kutschmann * Rudolf Lange * Gustav Adolf Nosske * Hans-Adolf Prützmann * Walter Rauff * Martin Sandberger * Hermann Schaper * Karl Eberhard Schöngarth * Erwin Schulz * Franz Six * Eugen Steimle * Eduard Strauch * Martin Weiss * Udo von Woyrsch

OTHER MEMBERS

* August Becker * Lothar Fendler * Joachim Hamann * Emil Haussmann * Felix Landau * Albert Widmann

COLLABORATORS

* Viktors Arājs * Herberts Cukurs * Antanas Impulevičius * Konrāds Kalējs * Algirdas Klimaitis

GROUPS

GERMAN

* SS * RSHA * SD * Orpo * 8th SS Cavalry
Cavalry
Division Florian Geyer * _ Volksdeutscher Selbstschutz _ * Sonderdienst

NON-GERMAN

* _ Schutzmannschaft _ (Belarusian , Estonian , Latvian , Lithuanian , Ukrainian ) * Arajs _Kommando_ * Lithuanian Security Police * _Rollkommando_ Hamann * TDA * _ Ypatingasis būrys _

CRIMES

BELARUS

* Łachwa Ghetto * Minsk Ghetto * Slutsk Affair

ESTONIA

* Kalevi-Liiva

LATVIA

* Burning of the Riga synagogues * Dünamünde Action * Jelgava * Pogulianski * Rumbula * Liepāja (Šķēde)

LITHUANIA

* Ninth Fort * Kaunas June 1941 * Kaunas 29 October 1941 * Ninth Fort November 1941 * Ponary

POLAND

* Operation Tannenberg * _ Intelligenzaktion _ * _AB-Aktion_ * Operation Reinhard

RUSSIA

* Gully of Petrushino * Zmievskaya Balka * Lokot Autonomy

UKRAINE

* Babi Yar * Drobytsky Yar * Drohobycz * Kamianets-Podilskyi * Lviv pogroms * Mizocz Ghetto * Odessa

RECORDS

* The Black Book * Commissar Order * _Einsatzgruppen_ trial * _ Generalplan Ost _ * Jäger Report * Korherr Report * Special Prosecution Book-Poland (_Sonderfahndungsbuch Polen_)

AUTHORITY CONTROL

* GND : 6059873-6

Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=8th_SS_Cavalry_Division_Florian_Geyer additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. , a non-profit organization.

* Privacy policy * About * Disclaimers * Contact * Developers * Cookie statement * Mobile view

* *

Links: ------ /wiki/Waffen-SS /wiki/Cavalry

.