Men like Langbehn were firmly on the far right völkisch orbit before they found their place in the SS.
Indeed, it was the only German military operation in WWII conducted entirely by the SS, not the army.
When a prisoner ran toward the people that were throwing bread,” Helen says, “the SS shoot them right on the spot.
The symbol for sulfur.
An elite corps of combat troops (SS is short for Schutzstaffel, which is German for “protective shield”) formed originally within the German Nazi party as a bodyguard for Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders and led by Heinrich Himmler. During the 1930s, Hitler steadily expanded the responsibilities of the SS to include the suppression of his political opponents within Germany and the persecution of the Jews. The SS supervised the concentration camps.