The SS-Sturmbann Elbe (SS-Wachsturmbann II Elbe) was formed in March 1935 from parts of SS-Sonderkommando 3 in Dresden. It was used to guard first the concentration camp at Bad Sulza and later Weimar-Buchenwald.
It merged with SS-Sturmbann Sachsen and was upgraded to regimental size on 1 July 1937 and redesignated SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 3 Thüringen.


A cuff title with the text "Elbe" was authorized for this unit.

Sources used

John R. Angolia - Cloth Insignia of the SS
Andrew Mollo - Uniforms of the SS: Collected Edition
Charles W. Sydnor - Soldiers of destruction: the SS Death's Head Division, 1933-1945

Reference material on this unit

- None known at this time -