The “SS” was a paramilitary organization within Nazi Germany that played a significant role during World War II. This group was responsible for enforcing Adolf Hitler’s policies and carrying out many of the atrocities of the Holocaust. The SS, short for Schutzstaffel, began as a small unit in the early 1920s and grew into a powerful and feared organization. Led by Heinrich Himmler, the SS expanded its influence, becoming involved in both military and civilian affairs. Their control extended over concentration camps, where millions of innocent lives were tragically lost. The actions and ideology of the SS stand as a chilling reminder of the horrors perpetrated under Nazi rule.#34#