The SchutzStaffel was founded in 1925 and was one of the most powerful bodyguard systems to protect Adolf Hitler. It later became the most feared organzation of the Nazi's in Germany. A man named Heinrich Himmler was the head role and spread the groups size jurassticly. By the time World War II began there were 250,000 members and more were constantly being added. These soldiers operated Nazi concentration camps all over the country. At the end of the war they were named a criminal organization due to the direct involvement of war crimes.