The Schutzstaffel (SS)
The German unit responsible for almost all Nazi war crimes.
Protection Squad or Defense corps
"The Final Solution" the orders given by Heinrich Himmler, that would result in the deaths of innocent men and women, children and elderly simply for not being a member of the superior "Aryan" race.
"I herewith order that the resettlement of the entire Jewish population of the Government-General be carried out and completed by December 31, 1942.
From December 31, 1942, no persons of Jewish origin may remain within the Government-General, unless they are in collection camps in Warsaw, Cracow, Czestochowa, Radom, and Lublin. All other work on which Jewish labor is employed must be finished by that date, or, in the event that this is not possible, it must be transferred to one of the collection camps.
These measures are required with a view to the necessary ethnic division of races and peoples for the New Order in Europe, and also in the interests of the security and cleanliness of the German Reich and its sphere of interest. Every breach of this regulation spells a danger to quiet and order in the entire German sphere of interest, a point of application for the resistance movement and a source of moral and physical pestilence.
For all these reasons a total cleansing is necessary and therefore to be carried out. Cases in which the date set can not be observed will be reported to me in time, so that I can see to corrective action at an early date. All requests by other offices for changes or permits for exceptions to be made must be presented to me personally.
The Fuhrer and the last 2 leaders of The Schutzstaffel (SS)
Hanke would later succeed Heinrich Himmler as Reichsfuhrer of the Schutzstaffel (SS). Although this newly gained position would be short lived.
Adolf Hitler, The Fuhrer and Prime Minister of "Nazi" Germany from 1933 - 1945. Hitler is single Handedly responsible for the deaths of over 11 Million Civilians by giving Heinrich Himmler orders on "The Final Solution". which resulted in the deaths of approximately 6 Million Jews, and 5 Million Gypsies, Colored, Homosexual, and Russian Prisoners of War.
Heinrich Luitpold Himmler
Himmler was Reichsfuhrer of the Schutzstaffel (SS). Himmler was a Leading member of the Nazi party and Military commander. Himmler was essentially, besides Adolf Hitler, one of the most powerful men in Germany and Hitler's right hand man.