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Geheime Feldpolizei, Bad Nauheim (Fond 1369)

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2004.756.4 | RG Number: RG-11.001M.75

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    Consists of the war diary with files on organization and personnel matters, cooperation with other police departments in security tasks in the Taunus (Usingen, Reifenberg during deployment for the campaign in France and later use in France, Greece and Soviet Union), partisans and resistance in occupied territories. Includes orders, reports, correspondence, name lists of personnel, and financial statistics.

    Note: USHMM Archives holds only selected records.
    Alternate Title
    Secret Field Police, Bad-Nauheim
    inclusive:  1939-1943
    Credit Line
    Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Collection Creator
    Geheime Feldpolizei
    The Geheime Feldpolizei (Secret Field Police) or GFP was the secret military police of the German Wehrmacht until the end of the Second World War. These units were used to carry out plain-clothed security work in the field such as counter-espionage, counter-sabotage, detection of treasonable activities, counter-propaganda, protecting military installations and the provision of assistance to the German Army in courts-martial investigations. GFP personnel, who were also classed as Abwehrpolizei, operated as an executive branch of German military intelligence detecting resistance activity in Germany and occupied France. They were also known to carry out torture and executions of prisoners. The Geheime Feldpolizei was commanded by the Heerespolizeichef (Chief of Army Police), who initially had the equivalent military rank of major. Subordinate to the Heerespolizeichef, but equivalent to the rank of major, was the Feldpolizeidirektor who was in charge of a GFP unit or Gruppe. On 24 July 1939, the title of Heerespolizeichef was upgraded to the military rank of Oberst. After the war, the police organizations of Nazi Germany like the Gestapo and the Order Police (Orpo) Battalions were classified as criminal in their general disposition for the wide array of crimes they committed.
    Fishman, D. E. and Kupovetsky, M, Kuzelenkov, V. (ed.). Nazi-Looted Jewish Archives in Moscow. A guide to Jewish Historical and Cultural Collections in the Russian State Military Archive. Scranton: University of Scranton Press 2010. Published in association with the United States Holocaust memorial Museum and The Jewish Theological Seminary.

    Browder, G. C. Captured German and other Nation's Documents in the osobyi (Special) Archive, Moscow. Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of Conference Group for Central European History of the American Historical Association.

    Physical Details

    1 microfilm reel (partial) ; 16 mm.
    801 digital images : JPEG.
    System of Arrangement
    Fond 1369 (1939-1943). Opis 1-3 (selected dela). Arranged in one series: 1. Records of the Secret Field Police, Bad Neuheim, Germany, 1939-1943.

    Note: Location of digital images; Partial microfilm reel # 419: Image #370-1171.

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    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Reproduction and publication only with written permission of the Russian State Military Archives

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    Administrative Notes

    Source of acquisition is the Russian State Military Archive (Rossiĭskiĭ gosudarstvennyĭ voennyĭ arkhiv), Osobyi Archive, Fond 1369. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the filmed collection via the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum International Archival Programs Division in 2004.
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