Translated from the Third Reich original Aufbruch: Briefe von germanischen Freiwilligen der SS-Division Wiking. The first edition was published by the Reichsführer-SS – SS-Hauptamt on April 20, 1942. This short book consists of letters from Waffen-SS war volunteers from Holland, Flanders, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland as well as a few from their family members. These letters deal with enlistment, training and the front, but all above with what the men themselves felt and thought. These men were volunteers who came from lands where National Socialism had more foes than friends. The seven obituaries at the end of the original book are also included in English translation. SC. 44pp.