Definitions

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  • n. The internal security force of Nazi Germany; the SS.
  • n. A division or corps of this force.

Etymologies

From German Schutzstaffel. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Although retrospectively we think of the SS as being the distinctively National Socialist branch of the German military, in 1933, it was still, as the name Schutzstaffel indicates, simply an armed bodyguard.

    Deathride

  • An elite corps of combat troops (SS is short for Schutzstaffel, which is German for “protective shield”) formed originally within the German Nazi party as a bodyguard for Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders and led by Heinrich Himmler.

    SS

  • In 1925 Adolf Hitler formed his own personal bodyguard called the Schutzstaffel (SS).

    INSIGHT on Freedom

  • According to Wikipedia, SS stands for "Schutzstaffel," which literally means "protective squad."

    The Partial Observer

  • Schutzstaffel (SS) tried to set up a fight between him, a tiny flyweight fellow, and a tall dying guy, whom they hoped he’d kill with one blow.

    Jean-Jacques Greif - An interview with author

  • It was considered a henious act during WW2 to target medics and we were outraged at the Japanese and the Schutzstaffel for doing do.

    Thank You Prisident Obama

  • The Reader traces the relationship through the years between a female Schutzstaffel (SS) guard and a man whom she seduced when she was in her mid-thirties and he was but fifteen.

    Rod Lurie: The Holocaust Revisionism of Hollywood

  • Of course, von Campe picked up that false "civil security force" ball, noting that "Hitler created the Storm Troopers, S.A., and the Schutzstaffel (protective squad), or S.S. Both had the task to silence the opposition."

    Terry Krepel: Hilmar von Campe, Apt Pupil

  • Heinrich Luitpold Himmler (October 7, 1900 – May 23, 1945) was a Nazi German politician and head of the Schutzstaffel (SS).

    Archive 2009-03-22

  • Note in general: please use USSA instead of USA, referring of course, to Hitler's own personal bodyguard called the Schutzstaffel.

    Greg Gutfeld: The Huffington Post Style Guide for Writers and Editors

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