Black Edelweiss

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Black Edelweiss: A Memoir of Combat and Conscience by a Soldier of the Waffen-SS
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Author Johann Voss
Country United States
Language English
Genre Memoir
Publisher Aegis Consulting Group
Publication date
July 2002
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 206
ISBN 0-9666389-8-0 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 50903515

Black Edelweiss: A Memoir of Combat and Conscience by a Soldier of the Waffen-SS[1] is a book by Johann Voss, a pseudonym, detailing the experiences of a soldier in the Waffen-SS.

Voss served in SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 11 "Reinhard Heydrich", part of the 6th SS Mountain Division Nord. Written in English, the book is mainly an account of his combat service against the Soviets in northern Karelia and Finland during the Second World War, with a shorter section describing combat against American forces in the Vosges and in the Saar-Moselle triangle in 1945. Voss also recalls his experiences of being a POW in the United States from 1945-1946, when he wrote his memoirs.

After the war, Voss became strongly anti-Nazi with knowledge of the extent of Nazi war crimes. Voss was alive as of 2011, when he wrote a letter to the Friends of the WII Memorial.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Voss, Johann. Black Edelweiss: A Memoir of Combat and Conscience by a Soldier of the Waffen-SS, 224 pages, The Aberjona Press, July 2002. ISBN 0-9666389-8-0
  2. ^ Developer, Curt -. "Friends of the National World War II Memorial, Washington DC - Alex Kershaw Bio and Excerpt". www.wwiimemorialfriends.org. Retrieved 2016-12-27.