WWII collaborationist Nazi East Europe Im Dienst Der Sicherheitspolizei brassard
Lot #: 70552

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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,