WBK Ausland

Discussion in 'The Third Reich' started by JDKR, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. JDKR

    JDKR Member Patron

    I have recently come across a reference to 'WBK Ausland in Berlin'. Can anyone tell me what 'WBK' stands for and what the function was of this organisation. My very quick research suggests that there were a number of WBKs in Germany and that it perhaps has something to do with recruiting - I might of course be completely wrong!

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    JDKR
     
  2. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member Patron

  3. JDKR

    JDKR Member Patron

    Many thanks Mark - so WBK would seem to stand for Wehrbereichskommando. What was the relationship between a WBK and a Wehrkreiskommando? Was WBK Ausland in Berlin - which presumably dealt in some way with foreign soldiers - part of Wehrkreiskommando III? So many questions....!

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    John
     
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  4. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member Patron

    Sorry, John, I have no idea of answers for your further queries.

    Mark
     
  5. steelers708

    steelers708 Junior Member

    A Wehrbezirkskommando is a recruitment sub area headquarters, WBK Ausland in Berlin dealt with the registration and call-up to military service of German citizens located in both occupied and neutral foreign countries.
     
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  6. JDKR

    JDKR Member Patron

    Many thanks. That sounds spot on as the reference concerned a man of German-Dutch parentage who was sent to WBK Ausland in Berlin prior to being 'volunteered' into the Waffen-SS. End of enquiry I think.

    John
     

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