Ämter, Einheiten und Anlagen
Identification of offices, units, facilities, and abbreviations/acronyms associated with the
NSDAP, sub-organisations (such as the SS, SA, and NSKK), and the Wehrmacht.
The information is helpful in understanding personalized inscriptions.
Blutorden der NSDAP (Ehrenzeichen vom 9. November 1923)
Research of Blood Order recipients. In excess of 4,137 numbered medals were issued to
Germans and Austrians.
Deutsche Militär Offiziere (Kaiser-Reich, Weimar Republik und Dritten Reich)
Research of Imperial, Weimar, and Third Reich era military officers, excluding the Luftwaffe.
Goldene Ehrenzeichen der NSDAP (Goldene Parteiabzeichen)
Identification and research of recipients who were awarded numbered badges. The recipient's
NSDAP Mitglied-Nr. (membership number) is on the reverse side of the badge. I maintain and
constantly update a database of approximately 17,000 identified recipients of the Goldene
Ehrenzeichen. The estimated total of number of badges is approximately 22,000 or higher.
Collectors will tell you that I provide the best chance to identify the recipient of a badge. If I
cannot identify the recipient for you, the number will be retained and periodically re-checked
against my database. You will be contacted whenever I identify the recipient. If you decide to
sell the badge before the recipient is identified, retain the address of the new owner. You may be
able to make an additional profit after I contact you. During your collecting activities, maybe
you or someone you know has compiled a list of badge numbers and/or recipients. I am always
glad to receive a list, or a photograph of a badge or Besitzurkunde (award document).
Kriegsorden des Deutschen Kreuzes, 1941-1945
Research of recipients of German Cross in Gold or Silver.
Miscellaneous Research Projects
No limits regarding biographical research relating to the Third Reich.
Mitgliedschaft der NSDAP (Deutschland, Österreich und Ausland)
Research of NSDAP members in Germany, Austria and foreign countries.
Nationalsozialistisches Frauenschaft (NSF)
Research of members of the National Socialist Womens Organization.
Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahr-Korps (NSKK)
Research of members of the National Socialist Motor Corps.
Reichsärtzekammer (RAK), 1933-1945
Research of members of the Reich Physicians Chamber.
Reichskulturkammer (RKK), 1933-1945
Research of members of the Reich Culture Chamber.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes, 1939-1945
Research of recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.
Identification of Schutzstaffel personal identity numbers. The number is also known by the
misnomer "SS membership number." Connecting a name to an SS-Nr. allows for the research of
an SS man.
Identification and research of Schutzstaffel (SS) officers and enlisted men from all subdivisions:
Allgemeine-SS, Verfügungstruppe (VT), Totenkopfverbände (TV), Waffen-SS (W-SS), and
Sicherheitsdienst (SD). Men personalized items such as the SS-Dienstdolch (service dagger), SS-
Degen (sword), Waffenrock (tunic) and Kopfbecknung (headgear). I am able to provide
biographical/SS service information for approximately 61,000 SS officers and 380,000 enlisted
Research of Stormtroopers a.k.a. Brown Shirts.
Totenkopfring der SS (SS-Ehrenring)
In addition to the engraved signature of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler's signature, a
Totenkopfring (Death's Head Ring or Honor Ring) has a date and the last name of the recipient.
So how is it possible to identify the original owner of a ring if you only have a last name? One
method is to consult the Dienstaltersliste der Schutzstaffel (SS-DAL), an SS officer seniority list
published frequently from 1934 through 1944, which made use of a small ring icon to identify
Totenkopfring recipients. From 1934 through 1938 one comprehensive list was published each
year, sometimes including an addenda. After 1938, the ranks of SS-Untersturmführer (SS
Second Lieutenant), SS-Obersturmführer (SS First Lieutenant), and SS-Hauptsturmführer (SS
Captian) were no longer included in the SS-DAL, with the exception of a 1944 Waffen-SS DAL
that included the rank of SS-Hauptsturmführer (SS Captain). These three ranks account for the
largest portion of the SS-Führerkorps. Failure to understand the inherent limitations of the
Dienstaltersliste as a tool for identifying SS officers could result in an incorrect identification. In
most cases, the identification process requires examination of SS officer personnel files.
Traditions-Gauabzeichen für Thüringer (Silber Gauadler)
Identification and research of recipients based on the numbered badge. Presently, I have
identified 960 recipients by number (highest number is 1000) and 225 by name only. Badge
1392 is the highest numbered badge discovered, but the recipient is currently unknown.