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    Default Bahnschutz (Railway Protection Police) any role in the holocaust?

    hey Guys;

    I bought a hat thats a visor for the bahnschutz police and always wondered...what was their role in the holocaust?

    Any a quick overall history of it...

    Thanks,
    Cody

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    Default Re: Bahnschutz (Railway Protection Police) any role in the holocaust?

    Come on Cody,get a grip,you know the drill post some pictures if you expect someone to be bothered to reply.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
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    Default Re: Bahnschutz (Railway Protection Police) any role in the holocaust?

    For a history question?
    Dang.. alright.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture -sam_1162.jpg   -photo002.jpg  

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    O.K., thanks for the pic's, that looks a really good genuine Erel cap.

    As for your question regarding the Bahnschutz and their involvment during the holocaust, well they were often as feared as the Gestapo by jews and suchlike in occupied countries such as Poland and the Russian states that's for sure. They specialised in not only organising the transport and guarding of people to the camps, but actively hunting them down in the ghetto's and countryside of nations that the Reich had conquered, and summilary executing them on the spot. Here's just a common example of how they worked, with or without the Gestapo, but both with the same remit.

    Jozefow Ghetto www.HolocaustResearchProject.org

    Further research will enlighten you more, should you wish it.

    Regards, Ned.
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    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Default Re: Bahnschutz (Railway Protection Police) any role in the holocaust?

    -sam_1164.jpgThank you Ned!
    I always thought they just organized the railway security and stuff, but apparently not!
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    Yeah, what I like to call 'nice b*******'!! I believe that quite a few paid the piper at the end of the war for their actions, and rightly so!

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
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    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    As Ned has already pointed out, the railway police did more than "look after the trains". Their dirty work is often overlooked. Excellent link Ned.

    Regards,

    Carl

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    Default Re: Bahnschutz (Railway Protection Police) any role in the holocaust?

    Thanks guys! So on the hat, just wondering how much they run for? I got this from a guy whos grandmother had it stored away and had no clue what it was.
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