central Intelligence and Police Service (usually in plain clothes) of the SS under the National Socialist regime in Germany from 1939 (to 1945)

The RSHA, or Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Main Security Office[1][2] or Reich Security Main Office[3] or Reich Security Head Office[4]) was an organization headed by Heinrich Himmler. This was in his dual capacities as Chef der Deutschen Polizei (Chief of German Police) and Reichsführer-SS. The organization's stated duty was to fight all "enemies of the Reich" inside and outside the borders of Nazi Germany.

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  1. Chris McNab, Hitler's Elite: The SS 1939-45 (Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2013), pp. 41, 71, 73.
  2. Le Tissier 2010, p. 179.
  3. "Nuremberg Trial Proceedings, Vol 20, Day 194". Retrieved 9 October 2014.
  4. Richard J. Evans, The Third Reich at War, p. 919.