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Who was the SS?
What was the SS:
Body guards for Hitler & NSDAP
Helped conduct the Night of the long knives

They were an elite squadron (ARYAN RACE)
Heinrich Himmler = leader of the SS


June 1936, became branch of the SS ran by Himmler
Tapped phones, intercepted…

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Who was the SS?
Put enemies of state in them & normal civilians to keep fear high
Eventually expanded to 20 concentration camps > Auschwitz being the
They then made prisoners work before they killed them


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