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n, pl -feln (-fəln)
(Historical Terms) See SS


(ˈʃʊtsˌʃtɑ fəl)

German. an elite military unit of the Nazi Party that served as Hitler's bodyguard and as a special police force. Abbr.: SS
[literally, defense echelon]
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Noun1.Schutzstaffel - special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps
constabulary, police, police force, law - the force of policemen and officers; "the law came looking for him"
Gestapo - the secret state police in Nazi Germany; known for its terrorist methods
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1922: The SS - Schutzstaffel or 'Protection Squad' - was formed in Germany.
1922: The SS - Schutzstaffel or "Protection Squad" - was formed in Germany.
In the Second World War, the Schutzstaffel was better known as what?
1 Special agent Nancy Wake killed a Schutzstaffel - or SS soldier - with her bare hands during a WWII raid.
Answers below 1 Special agent Nancy Wake killed a Schutzstaffel - or SS soldier - with her bare hands during a WWII raid.
The only enemy of the state here is Aguirre's and Acosta's stupidity and ignorance in their gambit at replicating the Nazi Schutzstaffel, the SS death squad of Adolf Hitler.
PNN/ Bethlehem/ Pro-Palestinian activists in Buenos Aires hung posters of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the Hitler's Schutzstaffel Nazi uniform prior to his visit to Argentina.
On these panels, they encountered signatures featuring embedded swastikas and Schutzstaffel (SS) Bolts (for example, see Figure 265: Nerves and blood vessels in fossa carotica [9]).
The Topography of Terror is an indoor and outdoor museum located on the former site of the Secret State Police (Gestapo) and Schutzstaffel (SS) buildings during World War II.
The Schutzstaffel, or SS, was a major paramilitary organization under German Chancellor Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist German Workers' Party, or Nazi Party.
Los hijos hicieron carrera en la SA (Sturmabteilung o Seccion de Asalto, la fuerza paramilitar de los nazis) o la SS (la Schutzstaffel o Escuadras de Defensa, la fuerza elite).
25 He took training in the Sturmabteilung (paramilitary wing of the NSDAP) in Munich, and the Schutzstaffel (paramilitary organization of the NSDAP) in Berlin.