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Tri-color aluminum cockade with twisted rope circles for a Rural Police shako acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2013.453.18

Schutzpolizei [Protection Police] shako aluminum cockade with concentric, braided ovals in silver, black, and red brought back from the war by Harold Goldberg, an American soldier who served in Europe, circa 1945-1946. A shako is a military style cap with a visor and a high, rigid crown. The cockade would be attached vertically to the front top center and extend above the cap. This type would have been worn by the regular police in larger towns and cities. It was part of the uniform dress regulations introduced by Himmler after his appointment as Chief of the German Police in 1936, giving him control over all police agencies in Germany: the Ordnungspolizei (Order Police), the Schutzpolizei, and the Gemeindepolizei (Local Municipal Police.]

found:  1945
issue:  1938
found: Germany
Military Insignia
Object Type
Cockades (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Harold Goldberg
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:21:17
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