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A German SS-Standartenführer showing troop dispositions on a map to Himmler and Hitler, 1939

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Added Date 18 Aug 2011

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
4 Aug 2011 08:08:26 PM


2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
27 Jun 2015 08:43:49 PM


GESTAPO: Geheime Staats Polizei

Secret police that waged abusive power from a law called "SCHUTZHAFT" meaning protective custody. This enabled the Gestapo to arrest anyone at anytime anywhere in occupied Europe put them into prison without any need for judicial process.

SS - "SCHUTZSTAFFEL" meaning protection squad the SS committed crimes against humanity and controlled concentration camps through out Europe. Other duties assigned the protection of Adolf Hitler twenty-four hours a day three hundred and sixty five days a year...

WAFFEN -SS was the military arm of the Nazi Party, and carried out the orders of the Fuhrer.

SD: Reich Security Service the SD handled internal security of the Nazi Party and operated with the Gestapo and SS

ABWEHR: German Military Intelligence established espionage networks throughout Europe, spying and anti-spying activities These
organizations accounted for violations of human rights during the Nazi era.

The name Gestapo was created by an unknown clerk, who had the job of shorting official letterheads from Geheime Staats Polizei a new word for fear and terror G E S T A P O
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Nov 2016 03:51:01 PM


The Allgemeine-SS (General SS) served as the political and administrative role.

SS-Totenkopfvebande (Death Head Organization) Administered and ran all work and death camps.

Waffen-SS (Armed-SS) was the military arm of the Nazi Party's combat troops. Later many volunteered or were drafted from the occupied countries of Europe.

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