17 Aug 1938
  • Adolf Hitler ordered that, in time of war, guard duties of concentration camps would be carried out by older members of the general SS; SS members older than the age of 45 began training for guard duties shortly after. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • Hitler issued a decree confirming Himmler's control over the armed SS in peacetime. ww2dbase [Heinrich Himmler | AC]
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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