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   Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume Two, Chapter XIV

                                                 [Page 1094]

               Schulungslager         A Party training camp for
                                      political indoctrination
SS             Schutzstaffel          Elite Corps of NSDAP
                                      (black shirts); personal
                                      bodyguard of the Fuehrer,
                                      used for military and
                                      policing purposes
SD             Sicherheitsdienst      Security Service;
                                      Intelligence and counter-
                                      intelligence Agency of the
SIPO           Sicherheitspolizei     Security Police. This was
                                      the name given to the
                                      Gestapo and Kripo
                                      considered jointly
               Staatssekretaer        Under Secretary of a
                                      Ministry and permanent
                                      civil service head of a
Stalag         Stammlager             Prisoner of War camp (for
                                      enlisted men)
               Standartenfuehrer      Rank in a Party formation,
                                      roughly equivalent to
               Stapo                  Gestapo, Secret Police
               Stapo-Leitstelle       Regional Gestapo office,
                                      directly under central
                                      command of Gestapo
                                                     [Page 1096]
SA             Sturmabteilung         Storm Troops of NSDAP
                                      (brown shirts)
               Systemzeit             System Era (Nazi
                                      designation of the Era of
                                      Weimar Republic, 1918-
TV             Totenkopfverbaende     Death-Head units of the SS
                                      (Concentration Camp
TO             Transozean             Transocean (News Agency)
TP             Transkontinent Press   Transcontinent Press (News
               Treuhaender der        Trustee of Labor
               Unterstaatssekretaer   Civil Servant, of a grade
                                      lower than Staatssekretaer
VT             Verfuegunstruppen      SS Units for Special Tasks
               Verlag                 Publishing House
VOBl           Verordnungsblatt       Ordinance Gazette
               Vierjahrsplan          Four Year Plan
               Volk                   Folk, people, race; all
                                      persons of German blood
VDA            Volksbund fuer das     League for Germanism
               Deutschtum im Ausland  Abroad
               Volksdeutscher         A person of German blood
                                      but of non-German
                                      citizenship residing
                                      abroad, and considered a
                                      member of the German
                                                     [Page 1097]
               Volksgericht           People's Court, Highest
                                      Court for Political Crimes
               Volksgemeinschaft      People's or racial
                                      community composing all
                                      people of German blood
               Volksgenosse           Racial comrade; a person
                                      of German blood regardless
                                      of citizenship
WSS            Waffen-SS              Combat SS
               Wehrkreis              Military District
               Wehrkreiskommanda      Military authority in
                                      charge of a Wehrkreis
               Wehrmacht              Armed Forces (Army, Navy,
                                      and Air Force)
WFSt           Wehrmacht-             Operational Staff of Armed
               Fuerrungsstab          Forces
               Wehrwirtschaftsfuehre  Title awarded to prominent
               r                      industrialists for merit
                                      in armaments drive
Wi-Rue         Wehrwirtschafts und    War Economy and Armament
               Ruestungsamt           Office (in OKW)
               Weltanschauung         World-view or philiosophy
WHW            Wilterhilfswerk        Winter Relief Organization
WVHA           Wirtschaft-und-        Economic and
               Verwaltungs Hauptamt   Administration Main Office
                                      (of SS) in charge of
                                      concentration camps
               Zeitung                Newspaper
                                                     [Page 1098]
               Zelle                  NSDAP subdivision of an
               Zellenleiter           NSDAP leader of a Party
zbV            zur besonderen         For special missions or
               Verwendung             duties
zV             zur Verfuegung         At disposal

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