What is an SS officer?
*Note. SS stands for Schutzstaffel. Literally it means 'protective squad', but it should be left untranslated as SS.
The SS was originally set up as Hitler's personal bodyguard and was a sub-division of the SA (brownshirts, stormtroopers). In 1934 it became fully independent of the SA and was commanded by Himmler (with Heydrich as his deputy). It became the core of Nazi terror apparatus and ran the concentration camps and by about 1936 assumed control of the entire terror apparatus.
In the late 1930s, various additional SS units were set up as a kind of supplementary army alongside the main German army, which some of the top Nazis didn't quite trust. This SS "army" was called the "Waffen-SS" and was distinct from the "Totenkopfverbaende" ("Death's Head Units") that ran the concentration camps.
All sections of the SS liked to look on themselves as an elite ... During World War 2 the SS accepted foreign volunteers as the German regular army wasn't keen on accepting foreigners. So there were, for example, Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Bosnian Muslim and other SS units.
In general, the SS had a reputation for fanatical devotion to Nazism. It was officially ranked as racially one notch above ordinary Germans ...!
Like all larger military outfits, the SS had officers, NCOs and ordinary soldiers.
Note that the SS had its own designation for ranks. These almost entirely avoided rank designations borrowed from foreign languages, so for example, the SS equivalent of a "Major" was a "Sturmbannf�hrer" a full "General" was an "Obergruppenf�hrer" and so on.
See the Related Link for "Wikipedia: SS Ranks" to the bottom for the answer.
If you are asking whether a Gestapo officer was also an SS officer, then the answer is not necessarily. Read More
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Franz Konrad - SS officer - died in 1952. Read More
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Hans Günther - SS officer - died in 1945. Read More
Hans Günther - SS officer - was born in 1910. Read More
The SS was the secret police of Germany who controlled the internal security for Hitler. An officer is one of the leaders within that unit. See definition and explanation of SS. Read More
Kurt Schumacher - SS officer - was born on 1923-03-08. Read More
Kurt Schumacher - SS officer - died on 1945-03-20. Read More
Otto Meyer - SS officer - died on 1944-08-28. Read More
Otto Meyer - SS officer - was born on 1912-12-23. Read More
Heinrich Petersen - SS officer - was born on 1904-03-31. Read More
Heinrich Petersen - SS officer - died on 1945-05-09. Read More
Walter Blume - SS officer - died on 1974-11-13. Read More
Walter Blume - SS officer - was born on 1906-07-23. Read More
Robert Frank - SS officer - died on 1944-04-13. Read More
Robert Frank - SS officer - was born on 1910-10-18. Read More
Max Hansen - SS officer - died on 1990-03-07. Read More
Max Hansen - SS officer - was born on 1908-07-31. Read More
Alfred Fischer - SS officer - was born on 1907-12-14. Read More
Alfred Fischer - SS officer - died on 1945-07-28. Read More
Werner Meyer - SS officer - was born on 1919-09-18. Read More
Werner Meyer - SS officer - died on 1996-08-17. Read More
Walter Schmidt - SS officer - died on 2000-07-28. Read More
Walter Schmidt - SS officer - was born on 1917-01-28. Read More
Heinz Müller - SS officer - was born on 1912-12-06. Read More
Heinz Müller - SS officer - died on 1945-03-17. Read More
Dr Josef Mengele. They met the notorious SS Officer Dr. Mengele at Auschwitz. Read More
An SS Officer was a soldier in Nazi Germany's SS troops who held the rank of an officer, as opposed to an enlisted man or non-commissioned officer(i.e. a sergeant). The SS were Germany's security police. They later formed a separate combat organization known as the Waffen-SS, which fought as soldiers and were better equipped than the average WW2 German soldier. Read More
The SS mainly. They were usually headed up by a high ranking SS officer. Read More
If they were allowed to speak to an SS officer they would refer to them by their rank, with Mr in front of it. Read More
Hoess was a prisoner during the Weimar Republic, but this was not in a concentration camp. Read More
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Dr Josef Mengele. Read More
The Nazi leader who wrote the memo asking an SS officer to prepare a plan for the final solution of the jewish problem?
Heinrich Luitpold Himmler was the Nazi leader who wrote the memo asking an SS officer to prepare a plan for the final solution of the Jewish problem. He was head of the Gestapo, German police, and head of the SS. Read More
That they are being sent to a work camp.. Read More
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She held the possibly honorary rank of FlugKapitan ( Flight Captain) which was/is a Merchant , not an Air Force rank title. AF ( and Army) captain is Hauptmann, lit, Head man- or officer in charge. I do not know about her involvement with the SS. Read More
General "Nazi" is sometimes used as a general term for any German soldier or politian. Actually, Nazi should refer to the political party and its members. SS refers to the police branch of government. Many of the SS police were Nazi party members. Later during the war, a military branch of the SS was created that was called the Waffen-SS, which was not as indoctrinated into the Nazi system. You can get a more technical… Read More
The SS and themselvesd kept Jews in the Ghetto. The SS because, the Jews were threatened to be killed on the spot if they dis obey the orders made by an SS Officer or SS Guard. They kept themselves in the Ghetto because, they were feared of what would of happened if they try or do escape. Read More
Who wrote letter to the ss officer askingto prepare a plan for final solutin of the Jewish problem'?
Goering. Read More
it could be one of many, but this probably refers to Dr Mengele. Read More
He asked where the bathroom was and was slapped by an SS officer because he asked the question. Read More
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not likely. Germans did not keep records as to who guns were assigned Read More