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Allgemeine-SS Order Of Battle
The Allgemeine SS
Allgemeine SS
(General SS) was the most numerous branch of the Schutzstaffel
Schutzstaffel
(SS) paramilitary forces of Nazi Germany, and it was managed by the SS Main Office
SS Main Office
(SS-Hauptamt). The Allgemeine SS
Allgemeine SS
was officially established in the autumn of 1934 to distinguish its members from the SS-Verfügungstruppe
SS-Verfügungstruppe
(SS Dispositional Troops or SS-VT) which later became the Waffen-SS, and the SS-Totenkopfverbände (SS Death's Head Units or SS-TV) which managed the Nazi concentration camps. Starting in 1939, foreign units of the Allgemeine SS
Allgemeine SS
were raised in occupied countries. From 1940 they were consolidated into the Directorate of the Germanic-SS
Germanic-SS
(Leitstelle der germanischen SS)
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Denmark
Denmark
Denmark
(/ˈdɛnmɑːrk/ ( listen); Danish: Danmark, pronounced [ˈdanmɑɡ] ( listen)), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,[N 9] is a Nordic country and a sovereign state. The southernmost of the Scandinavian nations, it is south-west of Sweden
Sweden
and south of Norway,[N 10] and bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark
Denmark
also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark
Denmark
proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands,[N 2][10] with the largest being Zealand, Funen
Funen
and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate
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Hermann Göring
Hermann Wilhelm Göring (or Goering;[a] German: [ˈɡøːʁɪŋ] ( listen); 12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German political and military leader as well as one of the most powerful figures in the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
(NSDAP) that ruled Germany
Germany
from 1933 to 1945. A veteran World War I
World War I
fighter pilot ace, he was a recipient of the Pour le Mérite. He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1, the fighter wing once led by Manfred von Richthofen. An early member of the Nazi Party, Göring was among those wounded in Adolf Hitler's failed Beer Hall Putsch
Beer Hall Putsch
in 1923. While receiving treatment for his injuries, he developed an addiction to morphine which persisted until the last year of his life
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Nazi Concentration Camps
Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
maintained concentration camps (German: Konzentrationslager, KZ or KL) throughout the territories it controlled before and during the Second World War
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Germanic-SS
The Germanic SS (German: Germanische-SS) was the collective name given to Nordic SS groups which arose in Occupied Europe
Occupied Europe
between 1939 and 1945. The units were modeled on the Allgemeine-SS
Allgemeine-SS
in Nazi Germany. The Germanic-SS
Germanic-SS
were not raised as military units like the Waffen-SS, although Germanic SS members did join the foreign combat divisions in the Second World War.Contents1 Origins 2 Duties 3 Germanic-SS
Germanic-SS
organizations 4 Post war 5 Germanic-SS
Germanic-SS
ranks 6 See also 7 References7.1 Citations 7.2 BibliographyOrigins[edit] Before the war, both Denmark
Denmark
and Norway
Norway
had fascist parties
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Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Hitler
(German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ] ( listen); 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
(Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany
Chancellor of Germany
from 1933 to 1945 and Führer
Führer
("Leader") of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
from 1934 to 1945.[a] As dictator, Hitler
Hitler
initiated World War II
World War II
in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust. Hitler
Hitler
was born in Austria—then part of Austria-Hungary—and was raised near Linz. He moved to Germany
Germany
in 1913 and was decorated during his service in the German Army in World War I
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Julius Schreck
Julius Schreck
Julius Schreck
(13 July 1898 – 16 May 1936) was a senior Nazi official and close confidant of Adolf Hitler. Born in Munich, Schreck served in World War I
World War I
and shortly afterwards joined right-wing paramilitary units. He joined the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
in 1920 and developed a close friendship with Adolf Hitler. Schreck was a founding member of the Sturmabteilung
Sturmabteilung
("Storm Detachment"; SA) and was active in its development. Later in 1925, he became the first leader of the Schutzstaffel
Schutzstaffel
("Protection Squadron"; SS). He then served for a time as a chauffeur for Hitler. Schreck developed meningitis in 1936 and died on 16 May of that year
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Stoßtrupp-Hitler
Stoßtrupp-Hitler
Stoßtrupp-Hitler
or Stosstrupp-Hitler ("Shock Troop-Hitler") was a small short-lived bodyguard unit set up specifically for Adolf Hitler in 1923.[2] Notable members included Rudolf Hess, Julius Schreck, Joseph Berchtold, Emil Maurice, Erhard Heiden, Ulrich Graf, and Bruno Gesche.Contents1 Formation 2 Notable members 3 See also 4 References4.1 Citations 4.2 BibliographyFormation[edit] In the earliest days of the Nazi Party, the leadership realized that a bodyguard unit composed of zealous and reliable men was needed. Ernst Röhm formed a guard formation from the 19.Granatwerfer-Kompanie; from this formation the Sturmabteilung
Sturmabteilung
(SA) soon evolved. In early 1923, Hitler ordered a separate small bodyguard unit formed
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Emil Maurice
Emil Maurice
Emil Maurice
(19 January 1897, Westermoor
Westermoor
– 6 February 1972, Munich) was an early member of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party) and a founding member of the Schutzstaffel
Schutzstaffel
(SS)
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Erhard Heiden
Erhard Heiden
Erhard Heiden
(23 February 1901 – c. 1933) was an early member of the Nazi Party
Nazi Party
and the third commander of the Schutzstaffel
Schutzstaffel
(SS), the paramilitary wing of the Sturmabteilung
Sturmabteilung
("Storm Detachment; SA"). He was appointed head of the SS, an elite subsection of the SA in 1927. At that time the SS numbered less than a thousand men and Heiden found it difficult to cope under the much larger SA. Heiden was not a success in the post, and SS membership dropped significantly under his leadership. He was dismissed from his post in 1929, officially for "family reasons"
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Führer
Führer
Führer
(German pronunciation: [ˈfyːʁɐ], commonly spelled Fuehrer when the umlaut is not available) is a German word meaning "leader" or "guide". As a political title it is most associated with the Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, who was the only person to hold the position of Führer. The word Führer
Führer
in the sense of "guide" remains common in German, and it is used in numerous compound words such as Oppositionsführer ( Leader
Leader
of the Opposition). However, because of its strong association with Hitler, the isolated word usually comes with stigma and negative connotations when used with the meaning of "leader", especially in political contexts
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Nazi Party
Hitler
Hitler
YouthDeutsches Jungvolk League of German GirlsParamilitary wings Sturmabteilung SchutzstaffelSports body National Socialist League
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Machtergreifung
Adolf Hitler's rise to power
Adolf Hitler's rise to power
began in Germany in September 1919[a] when Hitler
Hitler
joined the political party known as the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei – DAP (German Workers' Party). The name was changed in 1920 to the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei – NSDAP
NSDAP
(National Socialist German Workers' Party, commonly known as the Nazi Party). This political party was formed and developed during the post- World War I
World War I
era
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Prussia
Prussia
Prussia
(/ˈprʌʃə/; German:  Preußen (help·info) [ˈpʁɔʏ̯sən]) was a historically prominent German state that originated in 1525 with a duchy centred on the region of Prussia. It was de facto dissolved by an emergency decree transferring powers of the Prussian government to German Chancellor
German Chancellor
Franz von Papen
Franz von Papen
in 1932 and de jure by an Allied decree in 1947. For centuries, the House of Hohenzollern ruled Prussia, successfully expanding its size by way of an unusually well-organised and effective army. Prussia, with its capital in Königsberg
Königsberg
and from 1701 in Berlin, decisively shaped the history of Germany. In 1871, German states united to create the German Empire
German Empire
under Prussian leadership
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Waffen-SS
The Waffen-SS
Waffen-SS
(German pronunciation: [ˈvafən.ɛs.ɛs], Armed SS) was the armed wing of the Nazi Party's SS organisation
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Reinhard Heydrich
Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich (German: [ˈʁaɪnhaʁt ˈtʁɪstan ˈɔʏɡn̩ ˈhaɪdʁɪç] ( listen); 7 March 1904 – 4 June 1942) was a high-ranking German Nazi official during World War II, and a main architect of the Holocaust. He was an SS- Obergruppenführer
Obergruppenführer
und General der Polizei (Senior Group Leader and General of Police) as well as chief of the Reich Main Security Office (including the Gestapo, Kripo, and SD). He was also Stellvertretender Reichsprotektor
Reichsprotektor
(Deputy/Acting Reich-Protector) of Bohemia and Moravia
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