1940 SS book - Ubersicht uber die Allgemeinen Erlasse des Reichsicherheitshauptamptes
I just picked up this black covered SS book from Poland complete with it's Gestapo property mark, A introduction by Reinhard Heydrich, and page of SS organizations and the dates they were created up through 1940. The only reference I could find on this book was its use in the war crimes trials directly after the war. Has anyone seen it before or shed some light as to how it was used. The front page has a notation that it was to be used for "service" only. - Danke!
10-30-2010 07:26 AM
Re: 1940 SS book - Ubersicht uber die Allgemeinen Erlasse des Reichsicherheitshauptamptes
The introduction by Heydrich describes this as a listing of general decrees from the Reichssicherheitshauptamt for use by all offices of the Sicherheitspolizei (i.e. the Kripo and Gestapo) and the Sicherheitsdienst (SD), especially the newly-formed ones in the occupied territories that were lacking the files available to older offices.
It also points out that this listing is incomplete and that all agencies are to submit copies of omitted decrees as well as to point out any obsolete ones that have been revoked.
Based on this new data, supplements were to be issued as required.
The table of contents shows the wide range of decrees and regulations covered:
They refer to subjects as diverse as "protective custody", expenditures for service dogs, the keeping of bicycles by the police, severance benefits, counter-poaching measures, off-duty activities by police officers in party organisations, an official trade publication etc. etc.