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Q: The FEME Organisation, Germany, 1922-1926 ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: The FEME Organisation, Germany, 1922-1926
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: probonopublico-ga
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Posted: 23 Jul 2002 11:54 PDT
Expires: 22 Aug 2002 11:54 PDT
Question ID: 44213
What exactly was the FEME Organisation that operated in Germany in
1922-1926. Are the letters an acronym? And was it connected with the
Black Reichswehr?
Subject: Re: The FEME Organisation, Germany, 1922-1926
Answered By: j_philipp-ga on 23 Jul 2002 12:57 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Probonopublico,

Feme means punishment, and it was used in the late medieval ages as a
way for the law to prove their authority. A cowardly, political murder
by a conspirer against a "traitor" is called Fememord in German.

The Black Reichswehr was a paramilitary underground organization
engaging in such assassinations against people with a different world
view. In defiance of the clauses of the Treaty of Versailles, and in
general war preparations, they would prosper in the 1920s in Germany.
These secret units were often acting in conspiracy with orders from
above, and you would therefore call it a Feme Organization -- hunting
down and terrorizing enemies, with the official justice being partly
blind to their right-wing activities. And though they knew of their
existence, the Reichswehr did not officially admit a connection to the
"Schwarze Reichswehr", the Black Reichswehr.

I hope this helps.

Further resources:

Second World War - Germany Rearms

What are Feme Murders? [German] *

Chronology 1920-1929, Weimar Republic

* For a translation, please see:

Search terms:
    feme "schwarze reichswehr"
    feme organisationen
    "black reichswehr"
probonopublico-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, j_philipp-ga

Many thanks for your fascinating answer. You can now wear 5 stars on your uniform.

Kindest regards


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