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To better understand the nature of fanaticism, retrace the bloody history of the young volunteers who joined the SS, the Schutzstaffel. Hitler created these ‘protection squadrons' in 1925 to assure his personal security before using them to manage the repression of the regime's real or imagined enemies and then, from 1942, the death camps. Several SS members, still alive today, bear testimony to their membership of the ‘Black Order'.
Hitler created the SS as an elite private army that would be loyal to him to the death and that would take charge of political repression in Germany. Former members of Hitler's SS speak openly about their part in one of the most powerful and feared organizations in Nazi Germany.
Thinking they were defending Germany, a large number of young SS volunteers took part in one of the biggest massacres in history.
This episode examines the rise and fall of the Nazi paramilitary organization and brutal killing force under Adolf Hitler.
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