Panzer Division Kempf
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|German Panzer Division Jüterbog|
|Active||August – October 1939|
The East Prussia Panzer Unit (Panzerverband Ostpreußen) was an ad hoc combined arms unit created for operations out of East Prussia during the Invasion of Poland in 1939. It was generally called Panzer Division Kempf after General Werner Kempf assumed command, though it was only about half the strength of the other panzer divisions of the time.
The SS components of the very division did commit war crimes against the Jews (in Polish, Massacre in Krasnosielc), September 6, 1939, and against the Polish soldiers, civilians, including Polish Jews, Massacre in Zakroczym, September 28, 1939.
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