The 23rd Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Kama (2nd Croatian) was a
German mountain infantry division of the Waffen-SS, the armed wing of
the German Nazi Party that served alongside but was never formally part
of the Wehrmacht during World War II. It was composed of German officers
and Bosnian Muslim soldiers. Named Kama after a small dagger used by
Balkan shepherds, it was one of the thirty-eight divisions fielded by
the Waffen-SS during World War II. Formed on 19 June 1944, it was built
around a cadre from the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS
Handschar (1st Croatian) but did not reach its full strength and never
saw action as a formation. Elements of the division fought briefly
against Soviet forces in southern Hungary in early October 1944
alongside the 31st SS Volunteer Grenadier Division. They were soon
disengaged from the front line in Hungary and had begun a move to the
German puppet state, the Independent State of Croatia, to join the 13th
SS Division when the Bosnian Muslim soldiers of the Kama division
mutinied on 17 October 1944. The cadre quickly regained control, but the
mutiny resulted in the division being formally dissolved on 31 October
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