The Nazis regarded the SS as an elite unit, the party's "Praetorian Guard",
originally with all SS personnel being selected on the principles of racial purity
May 19, 2015 ... Revealed: American doctor's first-hand account of how he saw Dachau's SS
guards being tortured and shot dead by GIs in 'cold blood' ...
Apr 23, 2015 ... Now, seven decades on and in the twilight of their lives, these former SS guards
who ruled the human slaughterhouse Auschwitz with an iron ...
May 19, 2015 ... Newly-found letters from an American Second World War doctor detail how
German SS guards were massacred by Allied troops during the ...
Photograph from the Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives.
stand in formation behind outside the commandant's house in the Belzec death camp. Pictured (in the front row from right to left) are: SS
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The SS initially consisted of eight individuals, all of whom were entrusted to
personally guard Hitler and other top Nazis. Julius Schreck (1898-1936), a
Jun 1, 2015 ... Scenes like this were inflicted by thousands of SS guards who reigned terror
upon millions of prisoners interned in the hundreds of ...
Even at the height of its power and influence in 1942–1944, the SS was not ...
Moreover, the SS camp staff and guards shot, hanged, or otherwise killed ...
An important tool of Nazi terror was the Protective Squad (Schutzstaffel), or SS,
which began as a special guard for Adolf Hitler and other party leaders.
Apr 25, 2015 ... Auschwitz survivor Eva Kor and former SS guard Oskar Groening embrace
during the latter's trial on 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.