special detachment


special detachment
   an army or police unit established to terrorize dissidents etc.
   Even the Jews of the Special Detachment were reluctant to pick the children up. (Styron, 1976, writing of Poland in the Second World War, where the Nazis so named a police force consisting of Jews working for the SS, mainly responsible for controlling other Jews)

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