Reichssicherheitshauptamt

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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.