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The Gestapo a history of horror by Delarue, Jacques

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Published by Paragon House in New York .
Written in English


  • Germany. Geheime Staatspolizei -- History.

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Statementby Jacques Delarue ; translated from the French by Mervyn Savill.
LC ClassificationsHV8207 .D4513 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 384 p., [12] p. of plates :
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2726704M
ISBN 100913729450
LC Control Number86020524

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  The main part of the book talks about all the different groups the Gestapo targeted, both before & during WW2. i.e. Communists, Jews, Catholics, Homosexuals, etc and focuses on individual case studies of each group, which means you learn more about the history of the groups than about the Gestapo. A strange book/5.   The Gestapo is as surprising as it is illuminating, and it sets a new standard for this vitally important subject.” — Roger Moorhouse, best-selling author of Berlin at War “A new look at Hitler's secret state police as a smaller crack force than is widely known a nuanced study of the Geheime Staatspolizei, or GestapoBrand: Skyhorse. A new, comprehensive exploration of the Gestapo from a renowned historian of the Third Reich. Drawing on a detailed examination of previously unpublished Gestapo case files this book relates the fascinating, vivid and disturbing accounts of a cross-section of ordinary and extraordinary people who opposed the Nazi regime. The Gestapo (secret state police) originated in under Hermann Goering and was ultimately merged with the SD. Just as the Gestapo had its secret operatives among the mass of the population, the SD had agents, known only to the chief SD officers, in every department of the German government, in the armed forces, in the Nazi party, among chief industrial executives, and among the Gestapo .

  McDonough’s book is derived from research into a group of Gestapo records that amazingly survived the war: 73, records from the Dusseldorf region of Germany that document the interactions between the Gestapo and the German populace.   The author freely acknowledges that the gestapo's actions were a lot worse in the occupied countries. The book makes a good case for the gestapo acting with some restraint and fairness in cases involving "ordinary Germans" which is certainly not the gestapo's image that the average person has/5().   Gestapo, abbreviation of Geheime Staatspolizei (German: “Secret State Police”), the political police of Nazi Germany. The Gestapo ruthlessly eliminated opposition to the Nazis within Germany and its occupied territories and, in partnership with the Sicherheitsdienst (SD; “Security Service”), was responsible for the roundup of Jews throughout Europe for . Concentration camps. In Hermann Goering gained control of the Prussian police and transformed the Gestapo into an executive tool for the Nazis’ ambition to crush all : Robert Gerwarth.

The Geheime Staatspolizei (Secret State Police), abbreviated Gestapo, was the official secret police of Nazi Germany and German-occupied Europe.. The force was created by Hermann Göring in by combining the various security police agencies of Prussia into one organisation. Beginning on 20 April , it passed to the administration of Schutzstaffel (SS) national Headquarters: Prinz-Albrecht-Straße, Berlin, .   The Gestapo (from Geheime Staatspolizei, or "Secret State Police") was essentially created by Heinrich Himmler (who would commit suicide in Allied custody) and his ruthless deputy Reinhard Heydrich (assassinated by partisans in ), and its aggression was forged by competition for influence with other factions like the army: "The first Author: Carsten Dams. The Black Book. The Sonderfahndungsliste G.B. ("Special Search List Great Britain") was a secret list of prominent British residents to be arrested, produced in by the SS as part of the preparation for the proposed invasion of Britain codenamed Unternehmen Seelöwe (Operation Sea Lion). After the war, the list became known as The Black Book. the gestapo Download the gestapo or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the gestapo book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. The Gestapo A History Of Hitler S Secret Police