Idel Ural Legion

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A Volga Tatar in German uniform
A Volga Tatars Wehrmacht unit

The Volga-Tatar Legion (German: Wolgatatarische Legion) or Legion Idel-Ural (Janalif: Idel-Ural Legionь) was a volunteer Wehrmacht unit composed of Muslim Volga Tatars/Bulgars, but also included other Idel-Ural peoples such as Bashkirs, Chuvashes, Mari people, Udmurt people, and Mordva.[1][2]

One of three patches used in the Legion Idel-Ural (Wolgatatarische)
One of three patches used in the Legion Idel-Ural (Wolgatatarische)

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  1. ^ http://stosstruppen39-45.tripod.com/id10.html Hitler's Soviet Muslim Legions
  2. ^ http://anthrocivitas.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6814 Volga Tatar/Bulgar Legion Idel-Ural signs Idel-Ural Legionaries were part of 7 reinforced field battalion about 40,000 people consisting mainly of ex-prisoners of war consisting mainly of former prisoners of war from these region.