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An illustrated history of the Gestapo

Author: Rupert Butler
Publisher: Osceola, WI : Motorbooks International Publishers & Wholesalers, 1993. ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For twelve years, Hitler's secret state police--the Geheime Staats Polizei, better known as the Gestapo--spread a reign of fear and terror over Europe. Spoken of in whispers, a law unto themselves, the Gestapo was the power behind the power. Torture, betrayal, execution, utter ruthlessness, were the stepping stones by which the Gestapo under Göring, Himmler, and Heydrich climbed to the top of the Nazi bureaucratic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rupert Butler
ISBN: 0879388013 9780879388010
OCLC Number: 27035347
Notes: Previously published: Shepperton, England : Ian Allan Publishing.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Lidice Committee --
Introduction / Richard Overy --
The Gestapo is born --
Heinrich Himmler and the SS --
Heydrich and the SD --
The slaughter of the Brownshirts --
The Gestapo is everywhere --
The Gestapo's road to war --
The Gestapo campaign in the East --
The assassination of Heydrich --
Night and fog in the West --
The Gestapo and the enemy within --
The reckoning and the price --
The Gestapo today --
The survivors --
The internal structure of the RSHA.
Responsibility: Rupert Butler.

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For twelve years, Hitler's secret state police--the Geheime Staats Polizei, better known as the Gestapo--spread a reign of fear and terror over Europe. Spoken of in whispers, a law unto themselves, the Gestapo was the power behind the power. Torture, betrayal, execution, utter ruthlessness, were the stepping stones by which the Gestapo under Göring, Himmler, and Heydrich climbed to the top of the Nazi bureaucratic pile. As Nazi power spread, so did the evil reputation of the Gestapo, spying into every compartment of the individual's life, backed by concentration camps and the state-sanctioned right to extract confessions under torture. As the war ended, the Gestapo tried to eradicate all trace of its crimes. In this, it failed. It left photographs; it left witnesses; it left records. From these. it is possible for us to be eyewitnesses to the Gestapo in its grisly heyday.--From publisher description.

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