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Condemned Men – Meet Hitler’s Penal Battalions

“By 1945, more than 50,000 Wehrmacht troops had served in punishment regiments.” CALL THEM THE Fuhrer’s “Dirty Dozens.” The German army’s strafbattalions were infantry units made up largely of convicts, felons, malingerers and thugs. Inmates in these de facto ‘marching prisons’…