I will let someone else put the Persoenlicher Stab RFSS finding aid in Google translate.
I have never had enough time in Germany to look in these two sets of files, not the least, because my time is limited and I am always doing something else
that is somewhat less historical and surely somewhat less archival.
One of you can do so, especially with the needed motivation and with the time the task requires. The work is not done in a day, and it requires academic bona fides,
as these entities are not there to serve collector interests about badges.
Bundesarchiv - Recherche
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 08-25-2016 at 04:31 AM.
08-25-2016 12:21 AM
There is very little sound knowledge about this regalia in the digital space. There is a surplus of collector suppositions without primary sources or a sound interpretation.
All of this suggest to me the total limits of knowledge in the digital age. The real creation of sound knowledge still takes time and requires a lot of conventional hard work.
Most of the images are of fakes, by the way. Or fantasy items.
The recent book on the Wewelsburg as a cult object is very instructive in the process whereby much of the SS regalia has been recycled and given a new purpose
since the year 1945. I need to find the citation. I read it recently with great interest.
I've been offline for some days and now I am overwhelmed about the enormous help you are giving to me. Thank you. I am going to read all your postings in detail in the next days and reply to your advices.
Have a nice sunday!
Good luck. If you really do make it into the Bundesarchiv files and find something, please share it with us.
And you can also ask us questions. You won't find persons elsewhere as committed to the topic with this level of experience as the stalwarts here.
This recent work is also very useful on the SS in general.
as is this work, too.
Dr CMH has been looking for it, and it is here, gegen hartes, gutes Geld! = USD 134.00 but worth every penny. It did not cost that new, but there you are.
kaienburg wirtschaft - ZVAB
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 08-28-2016 at 08:31 PM.
Also very revealing is this work:
This is from "Die Praxis der Mützenmacherei" by Fritz Kempe, Leipzig 1935, here pages 70 and 71.
It says that there were special "Anfertigungsvorschriften" (manufacturing instructions) which were published by the "Beschaffungsamt der SS".
Have you seen any document considering these instructions?
Last edited by Friedrich-Berthold; 08-30-2016 at 04:04 PM.