Schutzmannschaft Schuma Sleeve Shield


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Schutzmannschaft Schuma Sleeve Shield.

The Schutzmannschaft (Protective/Guard battalions or Schuma) Schuma battalions were composed of collaborationist native police officers (made up from ethnic Germans, trustworthy Soviet citizens, ex-Soviet prisoners of war and conscripts from occupied Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belorussia, Ukraine Transnistria and Kaukasien) serving in the areas of the Soviet Union and the Baltic States.  They assisted German military and police personnel by providing local security and combating anti-Nazi resistance in the occupied territories.  Many of these units participated in the Holocaust.  Schuma units directly assisted the Einsatzgruppen in the extermination of hundreds of thousands of Jews in eastern Europe.  By 1943, Schuma auxiliary police forces numbered over 300,000.  LH12976

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