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Reichsführer-SS

special title and rank in Nazi Germany (1925-1945)
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Reichsführer-SS (ˈʁaɪçsˌfyːʁɐ ˈɛs ˈɛs) was a special title and rank that existed between the years of 1925 and 1945 for the commander of the Schutzstaffel (SS). Reichsführer-SS was a title from 1925 to 1933, and from 1934 to 1945 it was the highest rank of the SS. The longest serving and by far most noteworthy Reichsführer-SS was Heinrich Himmler.

Office holdersEdit

In all, five people held the title of Reichsführer-SS during the twenty years of its existence. Three persons held the position as a title while two held the actual SS rank.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 McNab 2009, pp. 16, 17.