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70460
Original Holocaust artifact photograph of civilians under guard digging graves
11770460
First-hand Holocaust artifact: black & white photograph of civilian males under guard, digging graves, in cool/cold weather, undated; presumed eastern Europe and Jews (although no emblems visible). The figures in dark clothes/dark visorless cloth hats look like collaborationist "Schutzmannschaft" (auxiliary police of the German 'Ordnungspolizei') who operated in the Baltics, Belorussia & Ukraine (eg. from July 1941 onwards), although the figure in center with broad black flat-top forage-style hat & round emblem is also reminiscent of the Slovak Hlinka Guard militia. Adding credence that this event may have occurred in Slovakia is actually the apparent lack of 'yellow Stars' or other identifying marks on the civilians' clothes, either on the front, back or arms: the Slovak National Uprising of August 1944 temporarily liberated areas of Slovakia from German & the pro-German Tiso regime; the civilians here may have removed their symbols before being recaptured. Units of the Hlinka Guard (and the local ethnic German SS-Heimatschutz Slowakei anti-partisan 'homeguard' & SS-affiliated Freiwillige Schutzstaffel 'volunteer protection corps') subsequently participated in massacres of Jews, together with the German Einstazgruppen H (mass murder) unit, between 1 September 1944 and February 1945. Size (total) 8.9 x 6.2cm. Printed on "Ridax" (Gevaert Ridax - Belgium) development paper & numbered "29". Top left corner missing, image is creased a few times. Presently stored in sealed plastic pocket.


Product Tags: Belgian, Latvian, Estonian, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Eastern European, Slovakian, Photographs, Historical Ephemera and Judaica from Belgium, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Belarus/Byelorussia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Slovakia, and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, which are Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
SOLD $300.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70536
Rare WWII officer's cap badge of Vlasov's Russian Liberation Army Air Force 1944
9070536
Rare officer's cap badge-patch emblem of Gen. Andrey Vlasov's Russian Liberation Army's (ROA) Air Force, circa. 1944; size: 153 x 52 mm. The emblem was worn on Luftwaffe-issued peaked service hats, and consisted of the oval white/blue/red cockade of the ROA (in place of the standard German national cockade) within the woven Luftwaffe weath & stylized wings. This emblem here pre-dates a later design alteration which saw the winged wreath removed. The standard Luftwaffe eagle-and-swastika metal pin was worn above this emblem on the hat. The Air Force element of Vlasov's army was established in October 1943, and emblems of it - especially this hat badge - are extremely rare (ref Littlejohn p.342-3 & Thomas p.14-15). The emblem appears to have been instituted as per Regulation 32003/44 of 18 March 1944 which formalized the uniform of this unit, which in November of that year was formally retitled the Russian People’s Liberation Committee (KONR) and Armed Forces (VS-KONR) Air Force (VVS-KONR). Our consignor acquired this piece directly from a former unit member, an emigre now residing in the UK.


Product Tags: Russian Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Russia and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
Unsold: may be available for sale $1,499.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70537
Military patch of Vlasov's WWII collaborationist Russian Liberation Army 1943-5
7770537

Armshield patch of the Russian Liberation Army, circa 1943-45: machine embroidered version, produced on denim base; in excellent, preserved condition with some glue spots & paper fragments from display-mounting. Worn by Russian volunteers serving in the ROA ("Ruskaya Osvoditelnaya Armya") led by former Soviet General Andrey Andreyvich Vlasov. This force included navy and airforce elements and numbered up to 800,000 men at its height, and uniquely among collaborationist forces did not adopt anti-Semitism in its manifesto.


Product Tags: Russian Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Russia and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event

Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70538
Handmade military patch of WWII collaborationist RONA Russian Kaminski Brigade
7070538

Russia: rare [hand-made] armshield badge for enlisted personnel (red border) of the ‘Kaminski Brigade’, with base cut from Soviet uniform. The unit evolved from a small militia in Lokot, Byelorussia, following the German invasion & became a large force posessing captured Soviet tanks & field guns; renamed the Russian National Liberation Army (RONA) under Bronislav Kaminski & tasked with anti-partisan duties; eventually incorporated into the Waffen-SS. Oddly, while the RONA is often associated with the worst excesses of the foreign volunteers in the Nazi forces, particularly with regards to the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, and frequently mentioned in passing in Holocaust literature, little if any documentation exists tying it directly, specifically to the atrocities of the Holocaust. Very few genuine armshields exist and none are alike.


Product Tags: Russian, Belarusian Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Russia, Belarus/Byelorussia and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Unique/Discovery Piece, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,

Unsold: may be available for sale $499.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70539
Handmade military patch of WWII collaborationist Cossack unit of Nazi Wehrmacht
7370539

Handmade armshield of a Cossack force of the Wehrmacht: red cloth shield with diagonal silver tress across the field, still attached to the original 'waffenrock' swatch of the wearer's uniform; size (red shield only): 5.7cm x 7.4cm. Almost undocumented except for a similar emblem depicted in Littlejohn vol. 4 pg. 279, and may belong to either the Jungschultz or Lehmann Cossack regiments (of Army Group South), or to a unit of Colonel Ewart von Renteln's 6th Cossack regiment. These units were formed in 1941, but in June 1943 all Cossack units came under the command of Maj-Gen. Helmuth von Pannwitz. The tress device is reminiscent of the material used for the Cossack's unique rank collar-patches.


Product Tags: German, Ukrainian, Russian, Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Germany, Ukraine, Russia, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s which are Unique/Discovery Piece

Unsold: may be available for sale $249.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70540
Albanian military award for participants of Italian campaigns in Greece/Yugoslavia
7770540
WWII Italian/Albanian Campaign Veteran's Commemorative Badge, 1942; manufactured by Stefano Johnson of Milan-Rome; 24 x 28mm; 4.8g. The metal pin is diamond-shaped, in blue and red enamel, with emblems of the helmet & sword of the Byzantine era Albanian national hero Georgios Kastriotis - Skenderbeg, the knot of Savoy, and the Fascist Party's fasces device at lower-base. The Albanian legend around the edge reads "Shqipnia Ushtareve Ngallnjyesa Te Romes" ("Albania, to the victorious soldiers of Rome"), with vertical safety-pin back. This award was instituted in May 1942 by Ministerial Order 356 and awarded by the "Albanian Government" to the Albanian military personnel who participated in the Italian Army's military operations in Greece and Yugoslavia between 28 Oct. 1940 and 23 April 1941. Albania was a forced single-party Italian protectorate as of 7 April 1939, led by a local branch of the Italian Fascist Party (which also enacted anti-Semitic legislation but largely did not physically harm the Jewish community - prior to 1943). She served as the staging base for Italy's invasion of Greece (Oct. 1940) but her army largely deserted the front-lines, weakening the Italian operation. These badges have been observed maker-marked Boeri of Rome as well as being unmarked.


Product Tags: Albanian, Italian, Greek, Yugoslavian, Militaria - metal militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Albania, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, Fascist Italy,
Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70541
Military patch of WWII collaborationist Albanian soldier in Waffen-SS 21st Division
7270541

Armshield badge of the Albanian volunteers in the 21st Mountain Division ("Waffen Gebirgs Division") of the Waffen-SS, 'Skanderbeg', 1944. The second division of Muslim volunteers (after the 13th Croatian "Handschar" and before the 23rd Croatian "Kama" Division), Skanderbeg was formed in Kosovo in the summer of 1944 and numbered 6,500 volunteers by September. Assigned to anti-partisan duties, the unit suffered mass desertions and numbered only 1,300 by October of that year, and was subsequently disbanded. The badge is in excellent, preserved condition with black borders (in the Waffen-SS style) and with black cloth backing (with two dots of glue from where the badge was originally mounted in a book).


Product Tags: Albanian Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Albania and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s

Unsold: may be available for sale $119.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70542
Military patch of WWII collaborationist Croatian volunteers in the Waffen-SS
7470542

Armshield badge of Croatian volunteers in the Waffen-SS. This is a scarcer version of the sleeve shield, thick and woven, with the paper template visible inside, and bearing "Hrvatska" ('Croatia', in Croatian) - as opposed to "Kroatien", in German, as appears on most armshields of this type. A rare version of the shield, in excellent condition.


Product Tags: Croatian Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Croatia and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s

Unsold: may be available for sale $399.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70543
WWII collaborationist Waffen-SS Danish Free Corps Frikorps Danmark military patch
8170543

Hand-made armshield badge of the Danish volunteers of the Danish Free Corps ("Frikorps Danmark") of the Waffen-SS, 1941-43. The Free Corps was raised in June 1941 and fought on the eastern front, notably at Demjansk, and was disbanded in May 1943. Former members of the Free Corps later served in different military units, including the SS Grenadier Regiment "Danmark" of the 11th Nordland Division (1943-45), as well as in the rough Schalburg Korps security organ. The armshield is in excellent, preserved condition, and appears made out of the pieces of a Nazi armband all stitched onto a swatch of a Waffen-SS uniform sleeve. Contemporary research from Denmark reveals that a sizable number of the Frikorps members were exposed to the perpetration of - and in some cases, participated in - the Holocaust (as camp & Ghetto guards, "SS Doctors" and in shooting details), in the course of its service in Poland and the Eastern Front; members of the subsequent Waffen SS Regiment Dänemark participated in the October 1943 roundup of Danish Jews.


Product Tags: Danish Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Denmark and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s

Unsold: may be available for sale $599.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70544
Tunic-removed military patch of WWII collaborationist Waffen-SS Dutch volunteers
8370544

Armshield of the Dutch Waffen-SS, embroidered onto black base. Removed from a tunic: cut away close to the edge of the national colors instead of being unsewn from the tunic (hence the thin black frame). Size: 4.15cm x 5.1cm.


Product Tags: Dutch,Hollandish,Netherlandish Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Netherlands and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s

Unsold: may be available for sale $249.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70545
Military patch of WWII Finnish volunteers in German military/Waffen-SS 1941-43
7970545

Armshield badge of Finnish volunteers in German military service, circa 1941-43. This armshield was probably worn by members of the Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS ("Finnisches Freiwilligen Bataillon"), formed in June 1941 (and disbanded in June 1943). It may also have been worn by Finnish volunteers serving in the 5th 'Wiking' Division of the Waffen-SS, or in the NSKK or Organisation Todt. This is the printed version of the national emblem, cut from sheets, and the border is visible on this piece. Excellent, preserved condition. Specifically regarding the volunteer battalion, which numbered 1400 soldiers, contemporary research from Finland shows that several of its members (and in its conclusion, broadly many members) committed atrocities in the Holocaust (willingly or less so), particularly in the Ukraine in 1941 (in one letter, an SS private objected to being on a shooting detail because "for the execution of Jews, less skilled personnel would have sufficed"); some 46% of the unit's members identified as adherents of fascism.


Product Tags: Finnish Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Finland and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s

SOLD $200.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70546
Military patch of WWII collaborationist Belgian-Flemish Waffen-SS Volunteer Legion
7970546

Armshield badge of Flemish (Belgian) volunteers in the Flemish Volunteer Legion of the Waffen-SS, 1941-43. This is the seldomly encountered thick, woven version of the sleeve shield (with the paper template inside), which characterizes the shields of the early years of the Legion. The Legion initially served on the Leningrad front, in November 1941, and when re-organized in 1943 as the Volunteer Assault Brigade "Langemark", it fought in the Ukraine.


Product Tags: Belgian, Flemish Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Belgium, Flanders and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s

Unsold: may be available for sale $499.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70547
Collaborationist Vichyite Milice Francaise Franc-Garde embroidered emblem patch
7970547
Embroidered beret cloth emblem patch of the collaborationist Vichy French 'Milice française' militia, c. 1943-45; 50 x 48mm. A piece of militaria belonging to a unique paramilitary force which embodied - militarily and politically - the tight-rope intricacies of the Vichyite political agenda/ideology-in-the-making, of national rejuvination following the defeat of France in 1940, anti-liberalism, French Nationalism, collaboration with Germany (but general neutrality in the War) - and anti-Semitism. Formed in 1943, the Germans initially kept the force starved of weaponry in spite of its domestic armed responsibilities; it wore the French beret although this headwear was banned by the Germans in annexed Alsace-Lorraine. The Milice was the regime's main armed protector, fighting against the French resistance and also took part in the round-up of Jews during the Holocaust. The 'Gamma' symbol employed by the organization symbolized rejuvination and strength; here this symbol was worn by the permanent standing 'Franc Garde' armed force of the militia - both on its tunic and on its beret. A rare emblem of a highly unusual collaborationist organization, some of whose members went on to join the Waffen-SS and even fought in the Battle of Berlin.


Product Tags: French Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from France and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, Holocaust,
Unsold: may be available for sale $199.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70548
Military patch of WWII Hungarian volunteers in German Army/Waffen-SS 1944-45
7470548
Armshield badge of Hungarian volunteers of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS, 1944-45. This is the Bevo weave version of the armshield issued to Hungarian volunteers in German military or paramilitary units. This piece is in excellent, preserved condition (see John Angolia et. al., Uniforms and Traditions of the German Army Vol. 2, p.315).


Product Tags: Hungarian Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Hungary and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s
Unsold: may be available for sale $74.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70549
WWII/Holocaust era metal encased cigar box of the Ordnungspolizei German Police
6770549
Third Reich 'Ordnungspolizei' (regular police & emergency services) cigar box: brass colored metal-cased wooden box with emblem of the Nazi regime's police affixed on top; not maker-marked; 8 x 11.1cm, 213.2g. The emblem displayed is the definitive version bearing the left-facing eagle above a wreathed Swastika, adopted as the Orpo's emblem well before WWII. The base is covered in black felt. The Nazi-era regular German Police encompassed some 34 different functions, including forestry and foodstuffs - as well as military formations and participation in the implementation of the Holocaust. The Orpo was one of 3 police forces in the Third Reich (next to the Sicherheitspolizei (Sipo) "security police" which include the Gestapo, and the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) "security service [of the SS]") - all equally unsavory in the annals of the Holocaust: the Orpo fielded the "Police Battalions" tasked with the mass murder of Jews in the East, while the "Einstazgruppen", tasked with the same, were subordinated first to the SiPo and then to the SD (though it actually drew much of its manpower from the OrPo); the "green police" as Anna Frank called them at the time of her arrest, were members of the OrPo (whose uniform was green). The lower-right top edge of the wooden inncer-case has been chipped off; there are apparent glue marks on the left and right inner walls of the wooden box. Unusual.


Product Tags: German, Eastern European Jewelry/Broach/Accessory/Silverware, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Germany, Eastern Europe and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, Third Reich,
SOLD $240.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70550
Interwar Latvian Army/Holocaust collaborationist Security Police collar patches
7370550
Latvia: interwar Latvian Army/ WWII collaborationist [Security] Police private's collar patches, c. 1931+. Wine-colored pair w/diagonal silver tresse stripe of type used from 1931 by Latvian Army (infantry) & during the German occupation by the 'Security Police' (known as 'Schutzmannschaft'). Surface wear on left patch & moth nips. Interwar army & security police each numbered 25,000 men & the army's khaki-yellow uniform was retained to 1945; the collaborationist police was established by the German 'Order Police', commanded by the head of SD & Einsatzgruppen (Franz Walter Stahlecker), as such involved in perpertration of Holocaust & anti-partisan operations. See image for varied uniforms in single unit (280th Schuma/Police bn).


Product Tags: Latvian Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Latvia and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s,
Unsold: may be available for sale $399.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70551
WWII collaborationist Latvian Legion M1943 Schutzmannschaft Latvija military patch
7370551
Rare armshield of the Latvian Legion & Auxiliary Police, being the locally made M1943 Schutzmannschaft "Latvija" patch; size: 5cm x 6.9cm. Appears to be a 2 or 3-piece stitched construction (see reverse). Seen frequently in period photographs but rarely encountered; more frequent is the often unused SS-issue with the thick black borders around the Latvian shield. Differs in construction to the example in Littlejohn vol. 4 pg. 189. The armshield was worn by Schutzmannschaft ("Schuma") defence battalions, these often being "Police battalions"/"Auxiliary Police Battalions" heavily involved in the perpetration of the Holocaust domestically and also at sites outside Latvia, as well as in combat with partisans; those members who subsequently joined the SS's "Latvian Legion" (2 waffen-ss divisions; created in 1943) retained this emblem on their sleeve.


Product Tags: Latvian Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Latvia and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s,
Unsold: may be available for sale $499.00
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70552
WWII collaborationist Nazi East Europe Im Dienst Der Sicherheitspolizei brassard
6570552
Nazi occupied Eastern Europe "Im Dienst Der Sicherheitspolizei" ('In service of the security police') green armband w/black printed text; length: 36cm. Issued to members of paramilitary forces raised locally by the Order Police (Ordnungspolizei, green-uniformed police subordinated to the SS) or the Sicherheitsdienst (SD, 'security service' of SS), and known as "schutzmannschaft" ('protection troops'); as such, involved in anti-Semitic & anti-partisan operations. Some say issued 08/1944 to non-combatants or to guards of foreign prisoners, but use of green armbands for such auxiliaries dates back to 1941 & this may pre-date 1944.


Product Tags: Eastern European Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Eastern Europe and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s,
SOLD $390.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70553
WWII original photograph related to Estonian 20th Waffen-SS Division, Brody 1944
11970553
World War II curiosity: German military press photograph captioned at back "Brody 16 July 1944" and issued by the 20th Waffen-Grenadier Division of the SS (the 1st Estonian Division), whose circular stamp is on the back (the FP number may be a 'feldpost', field post office number) - however, the soldiers depicted are in Wehrmacht (Army, not Waffen-SS) uniforms, and the 20th Division at this time was fighting further north, in Narva, and not in Brody. Brown-toned paper, light surficial dirt on top left area of front; otherwise mint. This item is being presented as a genuine article but its circumstances are unclear.


Product Tags: Eastern European Militaria - photos & Postcards, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Eastern Europe and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, Third Reich, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Minting/Production Error,
SOLD $75.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70554
WWII original photo related to 600th SS Parachute Battalion & Luftwaffe, 1943
10870554
World War II curiosity: German military press photograph captioned at back "Eastern Front 1943" and issued by the 600th SS Parachute Battalion (SS-Fallschirmjäger-Bataillon 600), whose circular stamp is on the back - however, the soldier seen in the BMW-marked side-car of the motorcycle sports the Luftwaffe styled eagle and Swastika patch (over his right pocket) - and the 600th Battalion was only formed in October 1944, being an obscure and little documented unit associated with Germany's commando hero (and future Mossad contract-agent), Otto Skorzeny; its predecessor, the 500th Battalion was formed a year earlier from Waffen-SS members only, and made operational only in 1944. Brown-toned paper, slightly curved; mint. This item is being presented as a genuine article but its circumstances are unclear.


Product Tags: Eastern European Militaria - photos & Postcards, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Eastern Europe and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, Third Reich, which are Unique/Discovery Piece, elite military units, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Minting/Production Error
SOLD $100.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
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