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    Founded in 1925, the Schutzstaffel German for Protective Echelon initially served as Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler’s personal bodyguards, and later became one of the most powerful and feared organizations in all of Nazi Germany. Heinrich Himmler, a fervent anti-Semite like Hitler, became head of the Schutzstaffel, or SS, in 1929 and expanded the group’s role and size. Recruits, who had to prove none of their ancestors were Jewish, received military training and were also taught they were the elite not only of the Nazi Party but of all humankind. By the start of World War II, the SS had more than 250,000 members and multiple subdivisions, engaged in activities ranging from intelligence operations to running Nazi concentration camps. At the postwar Nuremberg trials, the SS was deemed a criminal organization for its direct involvement in war crimes.…

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    Who were the SS, SA, SD and SA? The Schutzstaffel (SS), or the Protective Echelon, were the elite corps of the Nazi Party. The SS were responsible for security, identification of ethnicity, settlement and population policy, and intelligence collection and analysis. The SS controlled the German police forces and the concentration camp systems. The Sturmabteilung (SA), or the Assault Division, was the sister organisation of the SS and both were in hostile competition for control of police force…

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    Kim Diaz Humanities II/History II Mrs. Lamanteer 13 February 2015 Amon Goeth Amon Goeth was born in Vienna, Austria on December 11, 1908. He had a career as an author, since his family was involved and acclaimed in the book world. However, Goeth’s path changed when he joined a Nazi youth group at the age of 17. When Goeth was 22 in 1930, he joined the Austrian Nazi Party. That same year, he became affiliated with the Security Police, the Schutzstaffel (SS). Goeth also encountered two…

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    The Holocaust How Josef Mengele did impact the holocaust? Josef Mengele was a German Schutzstaffel and a physician. Who was also nicknamed the angel of death, the white angel, or Todesengel. The camp Mengele worked at was Auschwitz. He was ranked SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer which was Captain. He was born on March 16, 1911 in Gunzburg, Bavaria, Germany. His parents are Karl and Walburga Mengele. Mengele was born the eldest of all of his siblings. His siblings are Karl Jr. Mengele and Alois Mengele. He…

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    changed. They had just received a new, spine-chilling doctor, Josef Mengele; he had also worked in a few other camps. He was an infamous Nazi experimentalist. Josef Mengele was born on March 11, 1911 in Günzburg, Germany. In his early years, Josef seemed like a normal young boy and no one would guess that he would be the one to commit to this harsh work. He began to study medicine and found an interest in anthropology and genetics. Prior to coming to Auschwitz, Dr. Mengele had studied philosophy…

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    This was held between 20th November 1945 to 1st October 1946, where 24 of the most prominent political and military members of the Third Reich were trialled in the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg. The prosecution accused these major war criminals and also seven organisations which include the leadership of the Nazi Party, the Reich Cabinet, the Gestapo, the ‘General Staff and High Command’, Schutzstaffel (SS), Sicherheitsdienst (SD) and Sturmabteilung (SA). As a result of the first set of…

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    Josef Mengele was born in 1911. He studied philosophy at Munich and medicine at Frankfurt University. In 1938 he joined the Nazi party and joined the Schutzstaffel, an elite corps of combat troops. After being injured on the German front in 1942 and being declared unfit for duty, Mengele volunteered to go to the concentration camp. He was sent to Auschwitz, a Nazi death camp. Mengele was extremely involved in the regularly attended rituals for death. He was the main provider for the gas chamber.…

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    The document is a governmental order by Heinrich Himmler, outlining the rules that must be followed in order for a Schutzstaffel or SS member to be granted permission to marry. It was published as SS order no.65 on December 31st 1931, to be implemented from the following day onwards. The Marriage Order was written by Heinrich Himmler, leader of the SS with help from the agriculturalist R. Walther Darré. The document was intended to be seen by all unmarried members or aspiring members of the SS,…

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    LEADER OF THE SS PARTY: HEINRICH HIMMLER AND THE DESTRUCTION OF EUROPEAN JEWS DURING THE HOLOCAUST All the attention was directed to Heinrich Himmler when he stood in front of the SS squad commanders in Posen on October 4, 1943. Himmler promised that every Jew would be killed when he spoke; “I am now referring to the evacuation of the Jews, the extermination of the Jewish people. It is one of those things that is easily said: The Jewish people are being exterminated. Every party member will…

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    SA chief of staff Ernst Rohm on August 23. He ended up quitting his job a month later to devote his life to the Nazi party (Himmler 1). On November 9th, 1923, Himmler marched with Hitler, Rohm, Hermann, Goring, and other Nazi officials in the Beer Hall Putsch to form a revolt against the German government (Himmler 1). As well as marching with high-ranking officials, Himmler also built his reputation in the Nazi party as a speaker and an organizer. His speeches talked about the themes like…

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