SS Special Purpose Corps
Another section of the SS consisted of special purpose units which assisted the main SS with a variety of tasks. The first such units were SS cavalry formations formed in the 1930s as part of the Allgemeine-SS (these units were entirely separate from the later Waffen-SS cavalry commands).
One of the more infamous SS special purpose corps were the SS medical units, composed mostly of doctors who became involved in both euthanasia and human experimentation. The SS also formed a special corps for women, since full SS membership was available only for men, as well as a scientific corps to conduct historical research into Nordic-Germanic origins.
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... The Scientific Branch of the SS that was used to provide scientific and archeological proof of Aryan supremacy ... Formed in 1935 by Himmler and Herman Wirth, the society did not become part of the SS until 1939 ...
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