Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2014

256 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199669219

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The Gestapo

Power and Terror in the Third Reich

Carsten Dams and Michael Stolle

  • The story of the Nazis' secret police force - remembered as the infamous epitome of Nazi terror and oppression
  • Traces the history of the Gestapo from its early years in the Weimar Republic, through the crimes of the Nazi era, to the fate of its operatives in the post-war world
  • Asks just how all-powerful and all-knowing an instrument of terror the Gestapo really was
  • Looks at the extent to which it relied upon the active cooperation of ordinary Germans to carry out its mission of persecution
  • Questions many of the myths that have surrounded the organization since the end of the Third Reich

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