Karl Hammer – SS Ideology (4 Volumes)




SS-Leitheft (“SS-lead-booklet”) was a periodical from 1934 to 1945. This “SS-leadership magazine”, as it is often called, was published in German in Berlin from 1934 onward, and in the beginning mostly circulated among professional officers in the SS. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin.

When war came, with need for new recruits, the SS-Leitheft was also published at the Germanische Leitstelle in Oslo, Norway; Copenhagen, Denmark; Brussels, Belgium; and Den Haag, the Netherlands; that is to say, in Norwegian, Danish, Flemish and Dutch. There was an Estonian edition. The normative texts were usually translated from German, but with more room for national diversity as war went on.

The periodical’s spiritual leader was Dr. Franz Riedweg, a Swiss physician who had joined the SS and become the head of Germanic Volunteer Recruiting, a division of the Berlin Main SS-Office.

This download (.zip) includes 4 editions from 1988 directly translated to English from original SS publications.


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