20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Estonian)

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The 20th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS (1st Estonian) was a Waffen-SS division.

It consisted of Estonian volunteers and conscripts. A famous battle in which it participated was the Battle of the Blue Hills.

Some parts of the unit became one origin of the Forest Brothers fighting against the Communist occupation. Some parts of the unit eventually surrendered in Czechoslovakia, where the Communists supported atrocities against Germans and their allies. One part of the Czech Hell was partisan torture, humiliation and killing of members of the unit. An estimated 500-1000 prisoners of war from the unit were killed.

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