A German officer at target practice with a Mauser K98 rifle.

A German officer at target practice with a Mauser K98 rifle.

German soldiers inspect the k98 of their unit.

German soldiers inspect the k98 of their unit.

Soldiers of the SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division “Nordland”

Soldiers of the SS-Freiwilligen Panzergrenadier Division “Nordland”

SS-Obersturmführer Joachim Peiper, January 30, 1939.

SS-Obersturmführer Joachim Peiper, January 30, 1939.

From left to right: Adolf Hitler, Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, deputy  fuhrer Rudolf Hess,  Dr. Robert Ley, SS-leader Hans Lammers and an unidentified man, during a Nazi Party gathering at the Berlin Sports palace on the eighth anniversary of Hitler’s chancellorship of Germany. January 30, 1941.

From left to right: Adolf Hitler, Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels, deputy  fuhrer Rudolf Hess,  Dr. Robert Ley, SS-leader Hans Lammers and an unidentified man, during a Nazi Party gathering at the Berlin Sports palace on the eighth anniversary of Hitler’s chancellorship of Germany. January 30, 1941.

There are two different types of people in the world, those who want to know, and those who want to believe.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Hauptsturmführer Hubert-Erwin Meierdress looks at a map of combat operations with the Obersturmbannführer Kurt Meyer. Kharkov, March 9, 1943.

Hauptsturmführer Hubert-Erwin Meierdress looks at a map of combat operations with the Obersturmbannführer Kurt Meyer. Kharkov, March 9, 1943.