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"Staatssicherheit" (commonly called the SS) translates exactly to
"Home Land Security?" >>
Not exactly a direct translation but in the neighborhood:
An elite quasi-military unit of the Nazi party that served as Hitler's personal guard and as a special security force in Germany and the occupied countries.
[German, abbr. for Schutzstaffel : Schutz, defense + Staffel, echelon.]
(Historical Terms) a paramilitary organization within the Nazi party that provided Hitler's bodyguard, security forces including the Gestapo, concentration camp guards, and a corp of combat troops (the Waffen-SS) in World War II
[German Schutzstaffel protection squad]