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Hello MasterBo

Awarded in acknowledgment to the SS-Oberabschnitt ?S?dost" which was the Breslau area.

Oberabschnitt in the SS structure is the equivilent of a Division in the army.

Hope that helps a little.

Regards Eddie.

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Hello MasterBo

Awarded in acknowledgment to the SS-Oberabschnitt ?S?dost"

which was the Breslau area.

Oberabschnitt in the SS structure is the equivilent of a Division in the army.

Hope that helps a little.

Regards Eddie.

Thanks for your answer Taz, so the name of the division was Sudost? Was this plaque applicable as an award only for this division? Or something else?

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Hello again,

Well the name of the SS-Oberabschnitt is ?S?dost"

Division is only the equivilent name for the Wehrmacht as an example to explain what it is.

As an award in acknowledgment for members of this Oberabschnitt only.

Other "Oberabschnitte" would have had their own.

Just a little more info on The SS structure for you.

SS-Oberabschnitt = Division

SS-abschnitt = Brigade.

SS-Standarten = Regiment (From 1935 Standarte were called regiments)

Regards Eddie.

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It's probably more accurate to relate an Oberabschnitt to a Region of Germany and an Abschnitt to a District.

Hi Robin,

Strictly speaking if you were to take the translation from German to English yes, and probably easier :D .

They belong to the close administration units (Engere verwaltungseinheiten). It would just be an administrative Region or district.

However in the case of the SS it also refers to Military structure as a further breakdown shows.

Kommandoamt der SS

Kommandoamt der Allgemeinen SS

SS-Oberabschnitt = Division ( several Abschnitte)

SS-Abschnitt = Brigade (several Standarten)

SS-Standarte = Regiment ((3-4 Sturmbannen 1,000-3,000 men)

SS-Sturmbann = Batallion (3 St?rmen 250-600 men)

SS-St?rm = Company (3 Truppen 70-120 men)

SS-Trupp = Platoon (3 Scharen 20-60 men)

SS-Schar = ( 2 "Rotten" 8 men)

SS-Rotte = ( 4 men)

Best regards Eddie

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Thank you very much for explaining all this. And so were there any other plaques for different SS-Oberabschnitt? May be you do have pictures of them? Thanks again.

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Thank you very much for explaining all this. And so were there any other plaques for different SS-Oberabschnitt? May be you do have pictures of them? Thanks again.

Yes,

No doubt for other groups too.

If I find any I'll post them here for you.

Best regards Eddie.

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MasterBo.

There were several other plaques.................see the link below for a few of them.

http://www.allachporcelain.com/

The Sudost one is not uncommon. The Weitze site sometimes has them for sale.

The Sudost Region of the Allgemeine-SS covered Auschwitz, incidentally.

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