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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by Corax » 10 Jul 2020 21:33

I'd like to recommend this article about the career, life and peculiarities of Richard Hildebrandt by Wolf Stegemann from 201?. It seems well researched, Is online and free of charge. The author also dug into other members of his family

http://www.dorsten-unterm-hakenkreuz.de ... n-gehenkt/

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by Michael Miller » 16 Jul 2020 19:05

Corax wrote:
10 Jul 2020 21:33
I'd like to recommend this article about the career, life and peculiarities of Richard Hildebrandt by Wolf Stegemann from 201?. It seems well researched, Is online and free of charge. The author also dug into other members of his family

http://www.dorsten-unterm-hakenkreuz.de ... n-gehenkt/
Very intriguing article, Corax. Thank you for sharing it.

Best wishes,
~ Mike

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by kevb » 01 Aug 2020 18:00

mil-archive wrote:
03 Oct 2012 01:50
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Many of my favourites were already mentioned, including 'Combat operations of Ordnungspolizei 1939 - 1945' by Michaelis, Massimo Arico's 'Ordnungspolizei Volume 1 - Encyclopedia of the German Police Battalions 1939 - 1942', I would add to that his second book 'Ordnungspolizei - Ideological war and Genocide in the East Front 1931 - 1942'.

Gents,

Did Massimo Arico ever do his Ordnungspolizei Volume 2 Encyclopedia of the German Police Battalions 1942-1945 as mentioned in his Vol 1 book?

Many thanks

Kevin

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by mil-archive » 03 Aug 2020 00:08

kevb wrote:
01 Aug 2020 18:00
mil-archive wrote:
03 Oct 2012 01:50
Polizei

Many of my favourites were already mentioned, including 'Combat operations of Ordnungspolizei 1939 - 1945' by Michaelis, Massimo Arico's 'Ordnungspolizei Volume 1 - Encyclopedia of the German Police Battalions 1939 - 1942', I would add to that his second book 'Ordnungspolizei - Ideological war and Genocide in the East Front 1931 - 1942'.

Gents,

Did Massimo Arico ever do his Ordnungspolizei Volume 2 Encyclopedia of the German Police Battalions 1942-1945 as mentioned in his Vol 1 book?

Many thanks

Kevin
Hi Kevin,

The author has posted on here in the past so it might be worth pm'ing him directly:

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=147278

Vol.2. (if it is being worked on) has not appeared so far.

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by kevb » 05 Aug 2020 07:30

Thanks Gerard,

Will do.

Best regards

Kevin

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The histiry of the Galician Div of the Waffen-SS vol. 1

Post by Georg_S » 01 Oct 2020 18:46

The histiry of the Galician Div of the Waffen-SS vol. 1

A Book that I recieved today from Amazon.de and which was after a Quick look a great suprise . A Good suprise! I can really recomend the Book by forum member Melnyk.

Well written, I have found so far minor errors, many photos with Good caption. Something that I wish more authors could learn to take after. The Book starts from the first recruitment an onwards , unit by unit and later Combat . A lot of researchers have helped Melnyk but a lot of veterans have also contributed to this Book.

I found the Book att first at ebay.de Price was there €66 but when I Took a look at Amazon the Price was €49 well worth the money .

I am looking forward to Read Vol 2

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Post by Georg_S » 11 Oct 2020 11:38

A Book I bought just a few Days Ago and I just can say that is how books about the waffen-SS should look like. a lot of info , photos etc. For any who really want ro have a Good Book this is a must.

Titel : Chronik der SS-Pz A A. 10 (german edition)
Author : Stephan Cazenave

303 pages and a ton of photos.

Be aware that it also exist a french edition, and if you dont understand french as me look for the German edition

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by steve248 » 23 Oct 2020 16:45

I contributed a paper to this book and my complimentary copy dropped through the letter box this morning:

"Beyond the Pale. The Holocaust in the North Caucasus"
ed. Crispin Brooks & Kiril Feferman
publ.University of Rochester Press, Rochester, NY and in Europe, Boydell & Brewer>td, Woodbridge Suffolk, 2020.
ISBN 13:978-1-64825-003-3 and ISSN 1528-4808; v. 24
No doubt available from amazon and other on-line book sellers. ..

Nine essays on the holocaust in the north Caucasus by SS (Kommandos of Einsatzgruppe D) and Police units:
Georgi Derlugian, "The Caucasus: A Rock in the Grinding Wheels of World History"
Kiril Feferman, "Dwelling at the Foot of a Volcano: Jewish Perspectives on the Holocaust in the North Caucasus"
Andrej Angrick, "Operation Blue: Einsatzgruppe D, and the Genocide in the Caucasus"
Stephen Tyas: "The Kaukasier Kompanie ('Caucasian Company'): Soviet Ethnic Minorities, Collaborators, and Mass Killers"
Andrej Umansky, "Mass Executions in Krasnodar Krai: Cross-Checking Sources for the Holocaust in the North Caucasus"
Crispin Brooks, "In the Shadow of 'Mass Treason': The Holocaust in the Karachai Region"
Sufian Zhemukhov & William Youmans, "Rescue and Jewish-Muslim Relations in the North Caucasus"
Irina Rebrova, "We were saved because the Occupation Lasted only six Months; (Self-)Reflection on Survival Strategies during the Holocaust in the North Caucasus"
Christina Winkler, "The Holocaust on Soviet Territory - Forgotten Story? Individual and Official Memorialization of the Holocaust in Rostov-on-Don"

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by mil-archive » 15 Nov 2020 00:52

This book is a useful gathering of information and resources. It does stray from Pol.Rgt.15 and basically covers this region during latewar:

SS-Polizei Regiment 15 in Italia: una documentazione. Piemonte e Lombardia

https://www.ibs.it/ss-polizei-regiment- ... 8826068381
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One interesting thing about this book is that if you purchase the .pdf you can then use Google Translate to machine translate the entire book for you:
Translate documents
On your computer, go to Google Translate.
At the top left, click Documents.
Click Browse your computer and find the file you want to translate.
To choose the language you want to translate to, at the top right, click the Down arrow .
Click Translate.
You can then copy the contents of the google translate window and paste directly into Word and you have an entire book auto-translated. Pictures do not carry across but formatting and all text are intact.

I have not tried this yet with larger books but if anyone has a pdf of Nicht ermittelt by Stefan Klemp for example I would love to see if it would work on a book of that size. It is auto translated so - not perfect but useful for most purposes.

Book 2 is this one, I mentioned this in a separate thread but including here for completeness:
'Befehlshaber der Sicherheitsdienst und des SD-HSSuPF Italien Dienstbefehl + Dokumenten'

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by history1 » 15 Nov 2020 11:28

Is there no author for book 2? I wonder who did publish it? While I´m very interested to read documents from that time I only hope they did not translate them. Already the front cover contains lots of incorrect grammar- and spelling errors.

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by Georg_S » 24 Nov 2020 21:36

Georges JEROME wrote:
22 Jan 2016 00:49
Generation des Unbedingten ( leaders of RSHA) by Michael Wildt.

Georges
I got My copy today, I know I should have bought it earlier the only excuse I have is that Booklooker and Amazon is two expencive places to visit.

Georges recommended this Book, and I can only för the same 965 pages of fashinating history about SD/RSHA and the men in that office.

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by Corax » 27 Apr 2021 16:35

I'd like to recommend the online version of Theo Gerritse's phd-thesis and biography on HSSPF Hanns Albin Rauter, it is an open source. I don't read Dutch unfortunately but with Deepl translation on one screen and the online text on the other it works out fairly well. The dissertation is loaded with German quotes from the man, it helps too. I'd like to emphasize Gerritse's section on Lingua Rauteri, it is hilarious. The book comprehends his entire lifespan right to the end in the dunes of Scheveningen
https://dare.uva.nl/search?identifier=c ... 9596c304b1

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by steve248 » 21 May 2021 17:01

I have received several books over the past month or so:

Michael Fleming, "Auschwitz, the Allies and Censorship of the Holocaust" a Cambridge Uni Press paperback which was fortunate as the 2014 hardback is out of print and costs a fortune on abebooks. The paperback copy published this year and at a good price from amazon.
It is a bit dated now, due to research since 2014, but his main theme is worth a look. He takes a slightly different look on the censorship of the news of the holocaust coming out of Poland in 1942 and 1943 than David Engel ("Facing a Holocaust. The Polish Government-in-Exile and the Jews, 1943-1945", Uni North Carolina Press, 1993).
Both take on the dilemma "why didn't they help the Jews?"

Hermann Kaienburg, "Das Konzentrationslager Sachsenhausen 1936-1945. Zentrallager des KZ-Systems", Metropol Verlag, Berlin, 2021. 733 pages so you get your money's worth. Deals extremely well in how the camp was run by the SS and the communist prisoners... The foreign nationals who arrived during the war did not fare so well. There are several omissions regarding those "Sonderhäftlinge" who were executed in 1945. The research is somewhat parochial and uses German material throughout as though there is no archival material available about Sachsenhausen in UK National Archives and the French National Archives.

I do not have any Czech language skills but I was recommended Vladimir Cerny, "Brnenske Gestapo 1939-1945" published by the Moravske zemske Museum in Brno (reprinted this year). Anyone with German and a good knowledge of the Gestapo will find it very understandable. I got my copy via the museum.

I decided to splash out on Bastian Fleermann, "Die Kommissare: Kriminalpolizei in Düsseldorf und im rhenisch-westfälischen Industriegebiete (1920-1959)", Droste Verlag, 2018 - currently en route from amazon.

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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by mil-archive » 11 Jun 2021 16:49

Just finished this article & would highly recommend it :

"Tom Frydel
Ordinary Men?
The Polish Police and the Holocaust in the Subcarpathian Region"
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Re: Recommended reading on the SS & Polizei

Post by Corax » 04 Jul 2021 10:58

For those who haven't spotted it yet (like me): A Sociography of the SS Officer Corps, 1925-1939 by Gunnar C Boenhnert, 1977 - a lot of fine stories as well as regular statistics.
https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1349180/

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