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The SS and The Gestapo
Transcript of The SS and The Gestapo
“The SS.” 2013. The History Channel website. Oct 22 2013, 10:18 http://www.history.com/topics/ss.
An elite group founded by Hitler in 1925
Originally appointed as body guard officials.
Divided into three sections
Full Aryan ancestry for at least 150 years
Required to be 5'11 or taller
Physically fit and healthy
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Role of the SS
Led by Heinrich Himmler
LERNER, ADRIENNE WILMOTH. "Espionage Information." Gestapo -. Espionage Encyclopedia, n.d. Web. 23 Oct. 2013. <http://www.faqs.org/espionage/Fo-Gs/Gestapo.html>.
Nazi’s secret police force that was est. April 26, 1933
Hitler named Herman Göring the head of the Gestapo
Nearly impossible to hide from Gestapo
Gestapo lived above the law
Gestapo was responsible for the roundup of Jews
Living under Gestapo
Rapid growth between 1937-1939
SS major role in the "Final Solution"
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