Daily Archives: November 12, 2014

Volkssturm Nazi militia sworn-in 70 years ago this hour (Nov 12 1944)

Video: 'The World At War: Inside The Reich Germany 5/5' (Volkssturm sworn-in Nov. 12, 1944 at 8:05)

(Sunday, November 12, 1944, 4:00 p.m. local time; during World War II) — Large numbers of the Volkssturm Nazi militia, which conscripted males between the ages of 13 to 60 years who were not already serving in some military unit as part of a German Home Guard, were sworn-in today in Berlin and throughout Germany.