'The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
Cruelty commands respect. Men mayhate us. But we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.'- HimmlerMost people would associate the SS with Heinrich Himmler, but the latter was not thefirst (or the last) leader of this infamous body.
SS 1923-1945 examines the history and development of the Schutzstaffel from its origin as Hitler'spersonal bodyguard to its growth into a millions-strong organisation by the war's end in1945.
Broken down by the key constituent parts of the SS, such as the police,concentration camps, security services, Waffen-SS, slave labour, Einsatzgruppen and soforth, the book includes exhaustive reference tables, diagrams, maps and charts,presenting all the core subject information in easy-to-follow formats. The SS 1923-1945 will be an essential reference guide foranyone interested in the history or demographics of this infamous organisation.