A Presentation On The Schutzstaffel

1015 WordsJun 8, 20155 Pages
Good Morning/Afternoon Class Luke Slide 1: Jo and I have done our Pechakucha presentation on the Schutzstaffel or as is it is most commonly referred to as the SS. Jo Slide 2: Schutzstaffel or most commonly known as SS is a guard unit that began in 1923. Schutzstaffel translated into English means “protection squadron” or defence corps”. And it was a major parliamentary organisation, under the command of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. It was made up of Nazi Party Volunteers to provide security for Nazi Party Meetings in the city Munich. Jo Slide 3: Before Heinrich Himmler joined the permanent guard unit, the unit was known as the "Saal-Schutz" which means Hall of protection. In 1925, was when the name had been changed and reformed into "Schutz-Staff” due to Himmler 's leadership and from 1929 to 1945, it grew from a small paramilitary formation to one of the largest and most powerful organisations in the Third Reich. Luke Slide 4: It had been built upon the Nazi ideology and its principals of, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, nationalism, militarism, expansionism, economic sovereignty, traditional values, racialism, and Volksgemeinschaft, which translates to “people’s community”. Luke slide 5:The SS was a powerful force that served as Hitler’s bodyguards, the Nazi Party 's "Protection Squadron" and a force that, training and deploying almost a million men (both on the front lines and as political police), managed to exert as much political influence in the Third
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