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Police Intelligence Service (Sub-series GB from series G). Special Brigades under German Occupation

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2017.170.1 | RG Number: RG-43.165

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    Description
    Records of Les Brigades Spéciales (BS) [Special Brigades] of the Préfecture de Police, which were a part of the Direction Centrale des Renseignements Généraux (now called the Department of Intelligence of the Prefecture of Police) and was created specifically to track down enemies of the Vichy government. Records are divided into two parts: a group BS1 to follow Communist and Gaullist propaganda and activities (M.O.I. Francs Tireurs Partisans, etc.), and a group BS2 was created in 1942, to track-down “terrorist” groups and individuals who were planning attacks against the German occupying forces and against collaborationist groups like the Milice (French Militia)
    Date
    inclusive:  1940-1944
    Collection Creator
    Archives de la Pre?fecture de Police de Paris
    Direction Centrale des Renseignements Généraux
    Reference
    Le Sang de L’etranger/Les immigrés de la M.O.I. dans la Résistance by Stéphane Courtois, Denis Peschanski, Adam Rayski, Fayard, 1989.

    Physical Details

    Language
    French
    Extent
    194,222 digital images : JPEG ; 225 GB .

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    This material can only be accessed in a Museum reading room or other on-campus viewing stations. No other access restrictions apply to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Resercher must request a permission of any larger reproduction, only a few pages of photocopies are acceptable.

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    Provenance
    Source of acquisition is the Archives de la Préfecture de Police, France. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in June 2017.
    These documents were found in the cellar of the former archives in the 5th arrondissement of Paris.
    Record last modified:
    2023-06-26 07:04:59
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