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The Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's SS

Swearing eternal allegiance to Hitler, Germany's SS was the terror of Europe, infiltrating every aspect of German life and responsible for the deaths of millions. This gripping history recounts the true story of the SS, and details the chaotic political conditions that allowed it to assume and exercise power. Illustrations. Maps.
The Order of the Death's Head: The Story of Hitler's SS
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The true story of Hitler's SS is strange and, at times, absurd. It is the story of an organisation that was not directed by some devilishly efficient system but was the product of accident, inevitability and the grouping together of criminals, social climbers and romantics. The SS was the terror of Europe. Swearing eternal allegiance to Adolf Hitler, it infiltrated every aspect of German life and murdered millions. In charge of the police and the secret service, the SS also occupied key positions in agriculture and the health service while maintaining a powerful influence over racial policy and scientific affairs. The sentries at the Reich Chancellery and the guards in the death camps were hand-picked from their deadly ranks. This book cuts through the myth of the efficient German machine and exposes the rivalries, infighting and bizarre customs of the most macabre elite in recent history. Above all this book describes the chaotic political conditions following the First World War which allowed the SS to assume and exercise unaccountable power from 1930 to its demise 15 years later in the middle of the Third Reich.
Heinz Hohne was head of the Foreign News Department at 'Der Spiegel' and is also the author of CODEWORD: DIREKTOR, the story of the Red Orchestra spy-ring which operated in Nazi Germany.
Author
Heinz Hohne
Short Title
ORDER OF THE DEATHS HEAD
Pages
690
Publisher
Penguin Books
Series
Classic Military History
Language
English
Translator
Richard Barry
ISBN-10
0141390123
ISBN-13
9780141390123
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
943.086
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2001
Publication Date
2001-08-31
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Subtitle
The Story of Hitler's SS
Place of Publication
London
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
German
Residence
US
Birth
1926
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