What is SS?

  • (noun): Special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps.
    Synonyms: Schutzstaffel
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ss:

Malmedy Massacre - Massacre At Baugnez
... were taken to a field, joined with others captured by the SS earlier in the day ... For reasons that remain unclear today, the SS troops suddenly fired on their prisoners with machine guns ... Several SS prisoners later testified that a few of the prisoners had tried to escape ...
USS Cushing (DD-55) - World War I
... survivors of the torpedoed and sinking British merchant ship SS Tarquah ... The next day she responded to an SOS from SS Onitsha, which was being chased by an enemy submarine, and picked up 54 survivors of SS Obuasi which had already been sunk ... On 16 July she escorted SS Tamele to safety after the merchantman had received five hits, and the same day fired on two submarines—U-49 and U-58—at extremely long range following their attack on the ...
8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer - Commanders
... SS-Brigadeführer Gustav Lombard, (March 1942 - April 1942) SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein, (April 1942 - August 1942) SS-Obergruppenführer ...
Einsatzgruppen - Background
... The Einsatzgruppen were formed under the direction of SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich (deputy to Heinrich Himmler) and operated by the Schutzstaffel (SS ... From September 1939 forward the SS-Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA – Reich Main Security Office) had overall command of the Einsatzgruppen ... Their principal task during the war (according to SS General Erich von dem Bach at the Nuremberg Trials) ".. ...
USS C-5 (SS-16)
... USS C-5 (SS-16) was a C-class submarine of the United States Navy ... She was renamed C-5 on 17 November 1911 and given hull number "SS-16" in 1920 ...

More definitions of "SS":

  • (noun): The United States intelligence agency that protects current and former presidents and vice presidents and their immediate families and protects distinguished foreign visitors; detects and apprehends counterfeiters; suppresses forgery of government securities and documents.
    Synonyms: United States Secret Service, US Secret Service, USSS, Secret Service