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What does SS stand for?

SS stands for Schutzstaffeln (WWII, German)

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97) The defendants as a group were charged with five counts of war crimes: Count One planning, preparation, initiation and waging of wars of aggression and invasions of other countries; (98) Count Two plunder and spoliation of public and private property; (99) Count Three slavery and mass murder; (100) Count Four membership in Die Schutzstaffeln der Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei (the "SS"), which was declared to be a criminal organization by the International Military Tribunal; (101) and Count Five participation in a common plan or conspiracy to commit war crimes and crimes against humanity.
In a lucid final chapter, Koonz draws many of these themes together and looks at the development of distinct and oppositional cultures in the Schutzstaffeln (SS, Blackshirts) and Sturmabteilung (SA, Brownshirts), one emotional (SA) and the other rational (SS), but both trained to fulfil key functions in the racial warfare experienced during the Second World War.