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Author Weale, Adrian.

Title Army of evil : a history of the SS / Adrian Weale.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : New American Library, 2012.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  940.541343 WEA    AVAILABLE
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Description 459 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Describes how the Nazi enforcers of the Third Reich began as a small group of politically-motivated thugs and grew to take control of all the police and security positions in Germany, ultimately becoming the Waffen-SS with more than 800,000 members.
Contents The defeat of Wilhelmine Germany and the origins of the National Socialist Party -- The rebirth of national socialism and the creation of the SS -- Heinrich Himmler -- A new broom -- Taking control -- Consolidation -- Dachau and the establishment of the concentration camps -- The central organisation of the SS -- The Race and Settlement Office -- The SD - the intelligence and security wing of the SS -- The path to genocide -- Euthanasia and the beginning of mass murder -- Origins of the Waffen-SS -- Militarising the "political soldiers" -- Expansion of the militarised SS -- The invasion of Poland and the special task groups -- The SS and the Polish Jews -- Gottlob Berger and the creation of the Waffen-SS -- Making up the numbers: foreign volunteers and criminals in the Waffen-SS -- The Waffen-SS heads east -- Operation Barbarossa and the first and second sweeps -- The Wannsee conference -- The extermination camps -- Auschwitz -- The final act -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Table of comparative military ranks.
Subject Waffen-SS -- History.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Schutzstaffel.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Germany.
National socialism.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Added Title History of the SS.
ISBN 9780451237910
0451237919
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