(A,) All the defendants were members of the Schutzstaffeln der Nationalsozialistischen Deutschen Arbeiterpartei (commonly known as the "SS").
(B) The defendants Ohlendorf, Jost, Naumann, Rasch, Six Blobel, Blume, Sandberger, Seibert, Steimle, Biberstein, Braune Haensch, Ott, Strauch, Haussmann, Klingelhoefer, Fendler, voi Radetzky, Schubert, and Graf were members of offices (Aemterl) III, VI, and VII of the Reich Security Main Office (Reichssicherheitshauptamt - RSHA) constituting the Reich Security Service of the Reich Leader SS (Reichssicherheitsdienst des Reichs fuehrer SS), commonly known as the "SD".
(C) The defendants Rasch, Schulz, Blume, Braune, Biberstein, Nosske, and Ruehl were members of Amt IV of the Reichs sicherheitshauptamt - RSHA constituting the Secret State Polic (Geheime Staatspolizei), commonly known as the "Gestapo".
Wherefore, this indictment is filed with the Secretary General of the Military Tribunals and the charges herein made against the above-named defendants are hereby presented to the Military Tribunals.
Trials of War Criminals Before the Nurenberg Military Tribunals Under Control Council Law No. 10, Volume IV, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 22
September 2, 1998