Hiwi (volunteer) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAuxiliary volunteer
Russia, January 1942, two former Soviet soldiers in the German Wehrmacht army, decorated with the General Assault Badge
|Country||Occupied Soviet Union, Eastern Front (World War II), occupied Poland|
|Size||600,000 (in 1944)|
Hiwi, the German abbreviation of the word Hilfswilliger or, in English, auxiliary volunteer, designated, during World War II, the member of different kinds of voluntary auxiliary forces made up of recruits indigenous to the territories of Eastern Europe occupied by Nazi Germany.
Images for kids
Hiwi (volunteer) Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.