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How Hitler used the SS to Control the people of Germany.

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Introduction

Adam B. How Hitler used the SS to Control the people of Germany. As the SS grew so did Hitler's control of the population showing they were essential to the controlling of the country. The SS had started as only a small group of 'bodyguards' to protect Hitler but at the night of the long knives the SS replaced the SA. Himmler was the leader of the SS but it was separated into different groups of a network that did different things. ...read more.

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In 1933 Himmler made Hitler make the SS the actual police force giving them new rights and actions. In the different groups of the SS different jobs were being taken. Reinhard Heidrich was the leader of the Gestapo, he was more feared than Himmler. He was clever and sporty and very respected. They were given the rights to do virtually anything. They were allowed to tap telephones, intercept post and spy on people .In 1936 their actions were placed above the law meaning they could do anything and it was legal! ...read more.

Conclusion

The Einzatsgrupen were the mobile killing units used for the Holocaust and killing lots of Jews. The Waffen SS were the part of the SS that eventually became a huge part of the army and be the end of the war had reached 1/2 million. They were known to be brutal and ruthless. With all these separate groups and divisions controlling every corner of every place and with informers etc. The SS could control the whole country with force and contacts so no one had free speech or anyone could stop Hitler. ...read more.

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