Mann (German for "man"), was a paramilitary rank used by several Nazi Party paramilitary organizations between 1925 and 1945. The rank is most often associated with the SS, and also as a rank of the SA where Mann was the lowest enlisted rank and was the equivalent of a private.
In 1938, with the rise of the SS-Verf gungstruppe (later called the Waffen-SS), the SS changed the rank of SS-Mann to Sch tze, although still retained the original SS rank of Mann for the Allgemeine-SS (general SS). The rank of Mann was junior to SS-Obermann.
In most Nazi Party organizations, the rank of Mann held no distinctive insignia. Some groups, however, granted a minor form of rank insignia such as a blank collar patch or bare shoulder board to denote the rank of Mann.
An even lower rank, known as Anw rter, was established in the mid-1930s as a recruit or candidate position, held by an individual seeking an appointment as a Mann in a Nazi Party paramilitary organization.
- Rank insignian of the Allgemeine SS and Waffen-SS
File:SSSoldBrd.gif|SS-Mann Allgemeine SS, shoulder strap File:Shoulder-wss-ill-rottenf.jpg|SS-Sch tze Waffen-SS, shoulder strap File:SS-Schutze_Oberschutze.svg |SS-Mann/ SS-Sch tze, collar patch (1940-1945)
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