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There wasn't any distinctive flag nor CoA. Only German swastika symbols
were officialy in use. General Government was meant as a temporary entity
only, to be incorporated into "Third Reich" later, so even unofficial proposals
are very unlikely. I only know of one case where other symbols were "officialy"
in use: General Government coins were minted of pre-WWII Polish dies, so
they featured Polish eagles of 1919 and 1927.
Mariusz Borkowski, 2 Dec 2002
Late in 1940 Dr.Neubecker submitted a proposal of the Arms and flag
for GG but because of the temporary nature of the territory, as Mr.Borkowski
explained earlier, the Nazi authorities never considered adopting them.
(Hans Frank reportedly was in favor of them.). The Arms were in the form
of shield with the black cross of the Teutonic Knights on white field with
the sword superimpossed on it. The black handle of the silver cross was
outlined with gold ornamentation for contrast and effect.
The flag was representation of the arms and was reported by Jaume Ollé some time ago.
I don't have access to my old files right now, but if requested, I will be happy to post those Arms soon.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 3 Dec 2002