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Concentration camp political section: In Nazi concentration camps, whose primary line of command went through the WVHA, the RSHA office in a concentration camp, with supervision both by the camp commandant and the RSHA
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- The Holocaust : Nazi Germany's systematic economic exploitation, followed by killing, of European Jews and others deemed racial and ideological enemies
- Concentration camp : A camp where civilians, enemy aliens, political prisoners, and sometimes unwanted ethnic groups are detained and confined under extremely harsh conditions (including the murder of the detainees as during the Holocaust in Nazi Germany).
- RSHA : Nazi Germany's Reich Main Security Organization, a division of the SS, first headed by Reinhard Heydrich and then Ernst Kaltenbrunner; included the Gestapo and SD
- Gestapo : The secret political police force of Nazi Germany, a state rather than party organization, reporting both to the SS (Party) and Ministry of the Interior (State)
- Sicherheitsdienst : The intelligence service of the Nazi SS, originally separated into foreign and domestic offices, part of the RSHA
- Maximilian Grabner : SS-Untersturmfuehrer and Gestapo officer; First Chief of the Political Section at Auschwitz Concentration Camp
- Hans Schurz : SS-Untersturmfuhrer and Gestapo] officer; second head of the Auschwitz political section, December 1943-January 1945; succeeded Maximilian Grabner
- WVHA : The economic and administrative organization of Nazi Germany's SS, whose responsibilities included the actual operation of concentration camps
- Interrogation : A systematic process of direct questioning, of a person in detention or otherwise under the control of the interrogator, to obtain reliable information to satisfy criminal investigation or human-source intelligence requirements, within the scope of relevant law and policy
- Torture : The infliction of mental or physical pain, for punishment or as an interrogation technique.