The SS-Polizei Regiment 17 was formed in July 1942 from Polizei-Regiment Nord. It was transferred to Poland in 1943 and was used for anti-partisan operations before taking part in combating the Warsaw uprising.

Known war crimes

Soldiers from this unit were involved in the killing of at least 1000 Jews in the Lubin area in 1944. (1)


Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Kemper (? 1942 - ? Feb 1943)
Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Emil Kursk (? Mar 1943 - ? June 1944)
Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Walter Titel (? July 1944 - ? 1944)
Oberstleutnant der Schutzpolizei Gieseke (? 1944 - ?)

Order of battle

I/SS-Polizei Regiment 17
II/SS-Polizei Regiment 17
III/SS-Polizei Regiment 17


1. "Justiz und NS-Verbrechen" by C.F. Rüter & D.W. de Mildt.

Sources used

Phil Nix & George Jerome - The Uniformed Police Forces of the Third Reich 1933-1945
C.F. Rüter & D.W. de Mildt - Justiz und NS-Verbrechen
Georg Tessin, Hans-Adolf Neufeldt & Jürgen Huck - Zur Geschichte der Ordnungspolizei 1936-1945

Reference material on this unit

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