The SS was the terror of Europe. Swearing eternal allegiance to Adolf Hitler, it infiltrated every aspect of German life and was responsible for the deaths of millions. This gripping history recounts the strange and, at times, absurd true story of Hitler's SS. It exposes an organization that was not directed by some devilishly efficient system but was the product of accident, inevitability, and the random convergence of criminals, social climbers, and romantics. Above all, this eye-opening book describes in fascinating detail the chaotic political conditions that allowed the SS-despite rivalries and bizarre conditions-to assume and exercise unaccountable power.
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This book was very informative. It is over 600 pages or so, however you will get a very good history of the SS, however it did not discuss the occult aspects of certain SS units/officers. The occult/paegan ways of old were a foundation to many of the SS officers who were forced to officially declare themselves as 'Not Christian'. I would like to have seen more in to this area but since the 'occult' is a taboo subject of many writers, we lack in just one aspect, in regards to the book. Overall it's an 'A' to an 'A+'! -John