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The Story of the SS: Hitler's Infamous Legions of Death저자: Nigel Cawthorne 전자책으로
'The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love - only for their fear.'
- Heinrich Himmler
The Schutzstaffel, or SS - the brutal elite of the Nazi Party - was founded by Hitler in 1925 to be his personal bodyguard. From 1929 it was headed by Heinrich Himmler, who built its numbers up from under 300 to well over a million by 1945 as the SS grew to be the backbone of Nazi Germany, taking over almost every function of the state.
SS members were chosen not only to be the living embodiment of Hitler's notion of 'Aryan supremacy', but also to cement undying loyalty to the führer at every level of German society. Handpicked to run the concentration camps and to spearhead the Holocaust, they spread death and destruction wherever they went - their crimes can never be erased from human memory.
Merciless fanatics in black uniforms and jackboots, the SS systematically slaughtered, tortured and enslaved millions. This is the story of the rise and fall of one of the most evil organizations the world has ever seen.