DID 1/6 SCALE WWII GERMAN BADGE #3
FROM KURT MEYER, SS COMMANDER BOX
FROM PRODUCT NUMBER D80137
ITEM IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION
NOTES1: THIS ITEM CAME OUT OF A NEW BOXED FIGURE, IT HASN'T BEEN HANDLED EXCEPT BY ME WHEN I TOOK IT OUT OF THE BOX.
NOTES2: ITEMS INCLUDED: GERMAN BADGE.
NOTES3: THERE ARE NOT ANY ACTION FIGURES IN THIS ITEM.
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More on Kurt Meyer:
Kurt Meyer (23 December 1910 – 23 December 1961) was an SS commander and war criminal of Nazi Germany. In World War II, he served in the Waffen-SS, the combat branch of the SS, and participated in the Battle of France, Operation Barbarosa, and other engagements.. Meyer commanded the 12th SS Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend' during the Allied invasion of Normandy and was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords.
Having ordered the mass murder of civilians and prisoners of war (POWs) several times during the conflict, Meyer was convicted of war crimes for his role in the Ardenne Abbey massacre, the murder of Canadian POWs in Normandy. He was sentenced to death; the sentence was later commuted to life in prison. Meyer was one of the last German war criminals to be released from prison.
After his release, Meyer became active in HIAG, a lobby group organised by former high-ranking Waffen-SS men. He was a leading Waffen-SS apologist and HIAG's most effective spokesperson, depicting the majority of the Waffen-SS as apolitical, recklessly brave fighters who were not involved in the crimes of the Nazi regime.