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SS Guards were guards and security troops from the SS, not the regular army- strictly speaking they were auxiliary Police, as the SS was a Police agency. there were some purpose-trained executioners who did the real dirty tasks such as working the release valves for the Cyclone-B Cyanide pellets at the Concentration camps- then there were humorously nicknamed (Gold Diggers) who were damage-control men who field stripped dead prisoners for belongings, gold, teeth fillings, eyeglass frames, a most cruel and inhuman ( recycling) n atually this stuff was melted down and recycled for Money for the Hate Machine. whew! ___ The concentration camps and extermination camps were run by the SS Death Head units. They saw themselves as an elite, superior to the armed forces.

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Q: Who were the SS guards in the Holocaust and what did they do and why?
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