Sicherheitsdienst

  • Security Service
  • SD
Identifier
356
Type of Entity
Corporate Body

Dates of Existence

Founded in 1931

History

The Sicherheitsdienst, an intelligence and surveillance organization, was established in 1931 under Reinhard Heydrich. Among its major tasks were monitoring real or imagined enemies of national socialism and reporting on the state of opinion among the German public. As chief of the Sicherheitsdienst as well as of the Sicherheitspolizei, Reinhard Heydrich merged the two organizations, establishing the Reichssicherheitshauptamt in September 1939.

Places

  • Founded in Germany.

Sources

  • Children during the Holocaust / P. Heberer. – Plymouth, 2011. – p. 481

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