The SS-Polizei-Regiment Brixen was formed in October 1944 in Italy when men of the Süd-Tiroler Ordnungsdienst were drafted into this unit. Many of the men in this unit refused to take an oath to Hitler and the unit apparently had an agreement with the partisans to not attack each other.

It was absorbed by 31. SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division to make up for losses in the fighting against the Red Army and saw service in Silesia until the end of the war.


Oberst Korn

Order of battle

I/SS-Polizei Regiment Brixen
II/SS-Polizei Regiment Brixen
III/SS-Polizei Regiment Brixen

Sources used

Antonio J. Munoz - Teutonic Magyars: Hungarian volunteers in the Waffen-SS (in The Hungarian Army and its military leadership in World War II by Andris J. Kursietis)
Phil Nix & George Jerome - The Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich 1933-1945
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945

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