Photo Gallery: The Postwar Role of the Brown Shirts
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Photo Gallery: The Postwar Role of the Brown Shirts

The Brown Bluff How Waffen SS Veterans Exploited Postwar Politics

While hunting for new voters, both the conservative Christian Democratic Union and the center-left Social Democratic Party courted veterans of Hitler's Waffen-SS after World War II. A recent study illustrates how the major parties were taken advantage of in the process.
Von Rafael Binkowski und Klaus Wiegrefe
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan