I remember Oma telling me about the SS. She witnessed and heard some of the horrific atrocities. The worst was hearing trains with hopeless people screaming with their arms outside rail cars as they whizzed past, whistles blowing she could still hear, rumbling locomotive engines shaking the earth on the way to the death camps and the smell of smoldering flesh filling the air. American Soldier's making her walk through dead bodies as a citizen after the war ended and not being allowed to cry or cover her mouth. She spoke of the SS as I remember as "Teufel Handlanger" (Devil's Henchmen) and she hated them. I remember one time she sang me in German the song they sang in their marches called...SS marschiert in Feindesland (The Devils Song). She still could remember the ominous feeling when she heard them march with "schweren Füßen" (heavy feet). I must say I was 16 and it sent chills up my spine hearing her talk of them and hearing her only sing a couple verses of the song. She lamented to me the day that she met Hitler and shook his hand at a rally earlier in his rise to power as a young girl. A simple civilian factory worker in my Oma had regrets as a German Citizen late in her life and she did nothing. I am very certain this SS woman will die with a troubled heart and an empty soul of regret. Her ultimate fate will be decided by the almighty. The SS were Hitler's Bastards plain and simple.