The Protective Squad or Secret Service,
in German the Shutzstaffle (Known as
the S.S.) This was Hitler's first guard for
protecting the Nazi Camps and Hitler. A
group of SS formed a smaller elite
group whose members also served as
Auxiliary Policemen, and further into
the war, concentration camp guards.
Eventually over ranking the Storm
Troopers in importance, the SS became
the private army of the Nazi party.