120th SS-Standarte

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The 120th SS-Standarte was a regimental command of the Allgemeine-SS that was formed in the city of Chełmno, Poland in the summer of 1940.

The Standarte was strictly a "paper command" and never had any active members or a posted commander. The purpose of the unit was to administratively attach SS members, who were serving in police and security units, to a unit of the General-SS; by 1942, this also included the SS guards and staff of the Chelmno extermination camp.

The 120th Standarte never was officially disbanded, but effectively ceased to exist when the Red Army liberated Poland from Nazi Germany.


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