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Article about: I was looking through an old Hitler Youth magazine when I came across this interesting photo. The officer in the picture (maybe Himmler?) appears to be wearing an Allgemeine-SS Officer visor

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    I was looking through an old Hitler Youth magazine when I came across this interesting photo. The officer in the picture (maybe Himmler?) appears to be wearing an Allgemeine-SS Officer visor Cap with a floating swastika insignia in the place of the usual eagle insignia. I'm assuming the blurry area covers the Totenkopf.



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    Hello, I am pretty sure that the insignia is of a Belgium member of the Germanic SS.
    Thanks, Glen.

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    It looks possibly edited in? Maybe done to make him look more 'nazi' for propaganda.

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    If the Totenkopf is blurred due to movement, his face and the rest of the cap should be blurred too. I think the photo has been messed with.

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    If you enlarge the photo the swastika is also slightly blurred. The swastika would have been made from a shinny metal which is why it appears so bright in the photo.
    Thanks, Glen.
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    The man in your picture is Konrad Henlein. The cap is for the Sudetendeutsche Partei and the badge on the band is not a blurred totenkopf but the black/red/black Sudeten colours.
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    Thank you for that info. I had never heard of this branch of the SS before, or seen this type of insignia. You have to admit, he has a striking resemblance to Himmler in that first photo.

    Corey

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