The use of terror through the SS, Gestapo and law courts
The SS (Schutz-Staffel)
created as Hitler's personal bodyguards
consisted of fully German Aryan men
wore black uniforms
had an elite army unit in World War Two that was called the Waffen SS.
in charge of patrolling concentration camps
played a part in the Night of the Long Knives (assisted in executing SA leaders)
a secret police force controlled by the SS
had the power to bug phones and intercept mail
had a network of informers who reported on anti-nazi activity (including telling anti-nazi jokes or refusing to take part in Nazi celebrations)
Controlled by the Nazi Party
Only consisted of Pro-Nazi judges
A fair trial was impossible. Many sentenced to death.
Aryan: a tall, blonde haired and blue eyed German