The SchutzStaffel or SS was formed in April 1925 as a section of the SA and functioned as a personal bodyguard for the NSDAP leader, Adolf Hitler.The SS was considered to be an elite force and membership was restricted to those who were pure Aryan Germans.On 6th January 1929 Heinrich Himmler (left) was appointed leader of the SS. Himmler was an ambitious man and set about building up membership of the SS.
Under Himmler's leadership the SS was divided into three sections:
1. The security section
2.special purpose troops
3.Death's head unit