Women in the Jewish Police Order Service (Ordnungsdienst)

Discussions on the Holocaust and 20th Century War Crimes. Note that Holocaust denial is not allowed. Hosted by David Thompson.
User avatar
4thskorpion
Member
Posts: 733
Joined: 10 Nov 2009 15:06
Location: United Kingdom

Women in the Jewish Police Order Service (Ordnungsdienst)

Post by 4thskorpion » 25 Jun 2015 12:27

There seems to be no information about women in the Jewish Police Order Service (Ordnungsdienst) yet in the frames below that are taken from A Film Unfinished the German propaganda film about the Warsaw Ghetto two women appear to be wearing the caps and armbands of the Jewish Police Order Service.

Were there women in the Jewish Police Order Service or were they were staged for the scene by the propagandist film maker?
Women in the Jewish Police Order4.png
Women in the Jewish Police Order3.png
Women in the Jewish Police Order2.png
Women in the Jewish Police Order.png
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
4thskorpion
Member
Posts: 733
Joined: 10 Nov 2009 15:06
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Women in the Jewish Police Order Service (Ordnungsdienst)

Post by 4thskorpion » 25 Jun 2015 14:38

There appears to have been a Jewish "women's police unit" operating in the Łódź ghetto so maybe a similar Frauen-Ordnungs-Dienst also existed in the Warsaw ghetto?

"...A women's police unit operated as a part of the Order Service starting in November 1942. The officers wore green uniforms and caps with yellow hatbands, and emblazoned on their arms was FOD (Frauen-Ordnungs-Dienst - Women's Order Service). They were assigned mainly to supervise orphans whose parents had either died or were deported.".

http://www.lodz-ghetto.com/the_jewish_p ... ce.html,11

User avatar
4thskorpion
Member
Posts: 733
Joined: 10 Nov 2009 15:06
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Women in the Jewish Police Order Service (Ordnungsdienst)

Post by 4thskorpion » 26 Jun 2015 09:47

I cannot find any references to Jewish policewomen operating in Warsaw so I am wondering now if this sequence featuring policewomen was actually shot in the Łódź (Litzmannstadt) ghetto rather than in Warsaw?

There is scant information about Jewish policewomen in the Łódź (Litzmannstadt) ghetto:
The Chronicle of the Lodz Ghetto 1941-1944 By Lucjan Dobroszycki.png
Source: The Chronicle of the Łódź Ghetto, 1941-1944 By Lucjan Dobroszycki
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Return to “Holocaust & 20th Century War Crimes”