Handwritten message on the back of a photograph with a 1930's? uniformed policeman on the front. Any ideas what the written says is greatly appreciated.

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It reads:

Major Fuchs
(Kraftfahrschule der Gendarmerie)
Suhl i. Thr. u. Berlin-Schöneberg

"Suhl i. Thr." most likely stands for the city Suhl in Thuringia. This article mentions the SD Driving School was at Suhl.

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    Well, to be entirely historically correct, the School in Suhl was the Gendarmerie-Kraftfahrschule (that is, a "normal" police institution) which was only merged into the SD in 1939. Fuchs led that school only until 1938.
    – tofro
    Commented Feb 23, 2023 at 19:48
  • Thank you very much ! I would really like to know how you managed to read that - it was not obvious :-) Helps a lot !!
    – jjbinks
    Commented Feb 24, 2023 at 2:08

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