The crossed grenade emblem signifies the Waffen SS unit most commonly known, after its commander, as the "Dirlewanger Brigade" (later, the 36th SS Division). Oskar Dirlewanger (1895-1945) was an SS officer involved in the Holocaust and anti-partisan actions in World War II, including the murderous suppression of the 1944 uprising of the Polish Home Army in Warsaw. Even within the Waffen SS, both Dirlewanger and his unit had a reputation for sadism, cruelty, and atrocities. As a result, modern-day neo-Nazis regard Dirlewanger as a hero; there was even a white power music band named after him.
ALTERNATE NAMES: Dirlewanger