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Strange Sign/Notice

Post by von thoma » 15 May 2023 05:36

Can someone tell me what the meaning of this Sign/Notice is ?
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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by crolick » 15 May 2023 08:14

That it was not allowed for SS and Police staff to enter given premises

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by von thoma » 15 May 2023 09:49

Thanks crolick,

That's what I thought, but I still don't understand what kind of premises they weren't allowed access to, being SS and Police in Poland. :?
Some example ?
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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by gebhk » 15 May 2023 17:08

A brothel staffed by 'racially inappropriate' sex workers?

Or a hoax of some sort - cf the spelling 'Standortfuhrer' (ie location guide????)?

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by wwilson » 16 May 2023 19:45

@gebhk

Would "Standortführer" be "garrison commander" ?

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by gebhk » 17 May 2023 09:49

You may well be right Wwilson, that sounds quite reasonable.

However, I still think this sort of thing as a hoax would have appealed to the Polish sense of humour :) .

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by crolick » 18 May 2023 21:47

wwilson wrote:
16 May 2023 19:45
Would "Standortführer" be "garrison commander" ?
https://www.forum.axishistory.com/viewt ... 8&t=234403

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by wwilson » 19 May 2023 12:50

@crolick

Thank you.

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by wwilson » 19 May 2023 12:52

@gebhk

Yes, I hold no position as to who made it.

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by wm » 19 May 2023 13:58

I suppose that was an infectious disease area, ward (for the Poles or Jews), or something like that.
And they really were sometimes/always(?) forbidden to enter there for obvious reasons.

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by gebhk » 19 May 2023 19:06

Hi Wm
That too is not impossible but seems odd. If the issue was a health hazard, surely everyone would be banned not just SS/Police? And would it not be be a medical notice rather than a police one?

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by wm » 19 May 2023 21:21

I suppose everybody was banned according to the laws of occupied Poland, but the SS and Police were above those laws, so they needed their own notice.
Even more, "everyone not allowed" (for example, the Jews and the SS) would be considered highly offensive and impossible.

Such a notice could have been placed at the entrance to an infectious ward of the Jewish hospital in the ghetto. Where except doctors only bored, marauding SS-men were expected.

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by gebhk » 20 May 2023 00:41

Hi WM

With the constant infighting and empire-building within the Nazi regime, all sorts of weirdness is possible. Nevertheless I just can't see why a garrison commander would be signing off on a specific date for a specific group of people when the issue is one that effects everyone and is entirely predictable so that quarantine notices would be something any even half-assed public health organisation of the day would have 'on the shelf'. Cf photo below from the Warsaw Ghetto.

https://perspectives.ushmm.org/asset/1354

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Re: Strange Sign/Notice

Post by wm » 21 May 2023 23:22

I had something less deadly in mind, a hospital ward in a ghetto, prison, or concentration camp.

Alternatively, restaurants for the Poles, where the Germans usually were forbidden to enter and mingle with the "natives" (or rather native women.) Assuming the SS didn't respect such restrictions, a separate notice was needed.

And anyway, the notice looks suspiciously pristine and perfect for comfort, as if it spent the entire 80 years in a bank vault.

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