The RSHA (Reich Main Security Office) came into existence on 27/9/39 after being separate offices of the SD (security service) and SS (nazi paramilitaries) since the mid 1930's. AMT I & AMT II were formed officially on 1/10/39 but reorganised completely after March 1941, heads of department were regularly transferred to different departments and the Einsatz Squads of paramilitary murderers when new countries were invaded as all had perceived 'undesirables' to be eliminated.
AMT IV was probably the most infamous of all the Nazi security apparatus, 'the Gestapo' (GEheime STAats POlizei) The secret state police, who were the instigators of all interrogation, imprisonment, murder and genocide in the nazi regime.
SS Major & Administrative Councillor Roth
Erich Roth (born 25 May 1910 in Auschwitz – executed in 1947 in Yugoslavia)After a short stint with the district court, Roth worked as an assessor for the Gestapo in Berlin starting in February 1938. After the war began, he worked in the occupation administration in the General Government in Poland starting in October 1939. Later he took over the office groups IV B1 and IV B2 (church affairs) in the newly formed SS-Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA; Reich Main Security Office).
In February 1943, Roth was head of the Gestapo office in Dortmund. In late 1944, it was proposed that Roth should be a special representative to the Reichskommissar für die Festigung deutschen Volkstums (Reich Commissioner for the Consolidation of German Nationhood) in Oslo, Norway. The RSHA declined the offer, as Roth could not be "released from his current position without endangering the security police affairs under any circumstances with respect to the current overall situation in the West."He was captured by French occupation forces after the war and extradited to Yugolsavia where he was tried for war crimes and executed by hanging.