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Zvláštní služebna Chrudim

Sonderdienststelle Chrudim

Sonderdienststelle Chrudim (sometimes also called Sonderkommando der Sicherheitspolizei Chrudim)
Chrudim Special Service (sometimes also called Chrudim Security Police Special Branch)

The establishment of this service in December 1944 was a reaction to two facts. At the time of its creation, resistance forces were moving between Bohemia and Moravia, and the service was an attempt to block this movement. It was also intended to counter the fighting activities of the Mistr Jan Hus partisan unit.

SS-Obersturmführer Criminal Commissioner Paul Feustel
Deputy: SS-Hauptsturmführer Criminal Commissioner Martin Hansmann
SS-Obersturmführer Chief Criminal Secretary Otto Schröder

There were:
- A number of members of the secret state police (Gestapo)
- two companies from SS Police Regiment 20
- a company of customs border guards
- an SS Hairdresser detachment
- a motorised unit of the Protectorate Police

These were divided into pursuit detachments, which had headquarters in Polička (SS-Unterscharführer Criminal Assistant L. Schulz), Ždírc (SS-Oberscharführer F. Rippe), Ústí nad Orlicí (riot police Captain Teichert), Německý Brod (SS-Unterscharführer Chief Criminal Secretary H. Weber), Ledč nad Sázavou (SS-Hauptscharführer Criminal Assistant J. Mischinger), Humpolec (SS-Oberscharführer Criminal Assistant F. Drewo) and Pelhřimov (Criminal Assistant A. Neubauer).

SLÁDEK, Oldřich: In the Sign of Death's Head. Nazi Anti-Partisan Apparatus in 1944-1945[/i], Naše vojsko, Prague 1991.
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