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The Tatar Legions were auxiliary units of the Waffen-SS formed after the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

It included:

  1. Crimean Tatar Legion, comprising Crimean Tatars, Qarays, Nogais[citation needed]
  2. Volga Tatar Legion, which included also Bashkirs, Chuvashes, Mari, Udmurt, Mordwa[1]
  3. Crimean Jaegers[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Borsarello, J.-F.; Palinckx, Werner (2007). Wehrmacht & SS: Caucasian-Muslim-Asian Troops (in French). Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc. p. 73. ISBN 9782840482192.

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