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What does SD stand for?

SD stands for Sicherheitsdienst (German Security Department, WWII)

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  • Military and Government

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We have walked with him through the killing fields of western Russia where his ascension to rank and power in Hitler's Sicherheitsdienst (SD) begins with his coup de grace to Jewish victims wiped out in the millions by individual shots to the head as they stand over mass graves they have been forced to dig, and this long before Zyklon-B or Auschwitz were even gleams in Heydrich's or Eichmann's or Himmler's eyes.
GCCS consistently broke the German military intelligence ciphers of the Abwehr and Sicherheitsdienst (SD), the intelligence services of, respectively, the armed forces and the Nazi Party (and thereby the SS).
Archival sources including reports of rural police, county prefects, Nazi party members, Gestapo officials, field security agents, and analysts of Heydrich's Sicherheitsdienst (SD) or Security Service repeatedly document clerical influence and its impact on Nazi racial policy in the Catholic countryside.
From the evidence she gathered it appears that the betrayer was a character named Tonny Ahlers, a Dutch informant of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) and a fanatical anti-Semite, who not only had business dealings with Otto Frank but probably blackmailed him as well.