Schutzstaffel

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Pertection Squadron
Schutzstaffel
Schutzstaffel Abzeichen.svg
SS insignia (sig runes)
Flag of the Schutzstaffel.svg
SS flag
Bundesarchiv Bild 183-H04436, Klagenfurt, Adolf Hitler, Ehrenkompanie.jpg
Adolf Hitler inspects the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler on arrival at Klagenfurt in Aprile 1938. Heinrich Himmler is standin slichtly behind Hitler's richt side.
Agency owerview
FormedAprile 4, 1925
Precedin agencies
DissolvedMey 8, 1945
Supersedin agency
TeepParamilitary
JurisdictionNazi Germany Nazi Germany
German-occupied Europe
HeidquartersSS-Hauptamt, Prinz-Albrecht-Straße, Berlin
52°30′26″N 13°22′57″E / 52.50722°N 13.38250°E / 52.50722; 13.38250
Employees1,250,000 (c. Februar 1945)
Meenisters responsible
Agency executives
Paurent agencyNazi Germany NSDAP
Child agencies

The Schutzstaffel (German pronunciation: [ˈʃʊtsˌʃtafəl] ( listen), translated to Pertection Squadron or defence corps, abbreviatit SS—or Runic "ᛋᛋ" wi stylized "Armanen" sig runes) wis a major paramilitar organization unner Adolf Hitler an the Nazi Pairty (NSDAP).