Talk:Oberkommando der Wehrmacht

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Shouldn't this page have an English title, rather than a German one? Something like German Armed Forces High Command? I think that's the Wikipedia naming convention. jheijmans

While this is the general Wikipedia policy, I don't think it's justified in this case, as OKW is a the term used in most professional literature. Therefore, it appears to me that choosing the less known and less easily identifiable name is a disservice to Wikipedia. After all, if we don't translate such proper names as Entscheidungsproblem, I see no reason why we should translate OKW. --Uriyan

OK, I didn't know OKW was an accepted term (though I know words like Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe are - translating them will also be rather meaningless: "Army" and "Airforce"). jheijmans

Right. In fact, as response to the first comment, I was going to name specifically Luftwaffe. Kriegsmarine is another good example. In any case, as Uriyan said, it is the proper example. Also, take note of all the links on the other-language Wikipedias. They all link to another page of the exact same name (except the link to the Georgian one). D. F. Schmidt 01:23, 14 January 2006 (UTC)[reply]
Regardless it needs translations within the texts. I prefer to see the english, with the German in parens, and even if it's wikilinked to a German title, use the english name. But it is a good start. Auntieruth55 (talk) 00:38, 26 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

High command of the armed forces[edit]

My German is far from perfect, but I believe "High Command of the Armed Forces" is closer to the original German than "Supreme Command of the Armed Forces". The former translation is reliably sourced and a search on Google for "High command of the armed forces Wehrmacht" turns up 1,500,000 results and "Supreme command of the armed forces Wehrmacht" turns up 200,000 results. I therefore took the liberty of changing the translation. Nicolas Perrault (talk) 18:30, 5 June 2017 (UTC)[reply]

SS was declared a criminal organization and adding more Info for the International Military Tribunal judgement[edit] Conclusions: The SS was utilised for the purposes which were criminal under the Charter involving the persecution and extermination of the Jews, brutalities and killings in concentration camps, excesses in the administration of occupied territories, the administration of the slave labour programme and the mistreatment and murder of prisoners of war. The defendant Kaltenbrunner was a member of the SS implicated in these activities. In dealing with the SS the Tribunal includes all persons who had been officially accepted as members of the SS including the members of the Allgemeine SS, members of the Waffen SS, members of the SS Totenkopf Verbaende and the members of any of the different police forces who were members of the SS. The Tribunal does not include the so-called SS riding units. The Sicherheitsdienst des Reichsfuehrer SS (commonly known as the SD) is dealt with in the Tribunal's Judgment on the Gestapo and SD. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jack90s15 (talkcontribs) 03:39, 5 January 2019 (UTC)[reply]

October 2019 edit[edit]

Preserving here by providing this link; my rationale was: "remove 3rd level sub-departments that are not independently notable". K.e.coffman (talk) 21:22, 19 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]