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The Green Police
Transcript of The Green Police
( rP ) OrPo Ranks Regular police force in Nazi Germany
Ranks & Insignias
Branches (Schutzstaffel) Seperate from the SS, Orpo maintained system of insignia and Orpo ranks
Orpo and SS members could hold dual status
Heinrich Himmler's ultimate goal was to replace the regular police with pure SS units Orpo and SS Unity After the War The Orpo ceased to exist
Many of its personnel continued doing business, now with the Allies
East Germany continued with a centralized police force; West Germany's was decentralized as it was before the Orpo Central role in the Holocaust by providing men for tasks involved
Helped transport Jews from occupied countries to death camps
Guarded the trains that transported Jews
Also patrolled the perimeters of Jewish ghettos Wore a collar and shoulder insignia as well as a police eagle insignia on the upper left sleeve
Insignias were color coded to identify which branch of police they came from Green Police Uniforms "Don't I look fabulous?" The Orpo was commanded by this guy
The offices were divided into:
Railway police Offices of Orpo Postal police
Air raid protection
Technical Emergency Corps
Factory protection Orpo general rank Orpo Insignias Uniforms were primarily green, which led to their name
Since most police generals were also SS generals they normally wore an SS uniform
Their uniforms were more fashionable than the bleak, dull grey SS uniforms 4th SS Polizei Division Formed as part of the Ordnungspolizei
Fielded as part of the Waffen-SS during World War II
Fought in France, Russia, Greece and Pomerania
surrendered to the Americans in May 1945 Sources Browning, Christopher R. Nazi Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000. Print.
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Schmittroth, Linda, and Mary Kay. Rosteck. People of the Holocaust. Detroit, MI.: UXL, 1998. Print. OrPo Ranks Candidate-->Junior Watch Master-->Team
Master-->Watch Master-->Senior Watch Master->Platoon Watch Master-->District Senior Watch Master--> Precinct Senior Watch Master--> Chief Watch Master-->Master. Thanks for
Watching! Vielen Dank fürs Zusehen!