The SS-Totenkopfverbände begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as the Red Army closes in.

SS-Totenkopfverbände was the SS organization responsible for administering the Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps for Nazi Germany, among similar duties. While the Totenkopf (skull) was the universal cap badge of the SS, the SS-TV also wore the Death's Head insignia on the right collar tab to distinguish itself from other Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) formations.

The SS-Totenkopfverbände begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as the Red Army closes in.

January 17, 1945

The SS-Totenkopfverbände begin the evacuation of the Auschwitz concentration camp as the Red Army closes in.

SS-Totenkopfverbände was the SS organization responsible for administering the Nazi concentration camps and extermination camps for Nazi Germany, among similar duties. While the Totenkopf (skull) was the universal cap badge of the SS, the SS-TV also wore the Death's Head insignia on the right collar tab to distinguish itself from other Nazi Schutzstaffel (SS) formations.