Reviews and Awards
Honorable Mention, Conference Group on Central European History Committee, Biennial Book Prize
"This excellent and disturbing book demolishes a number of long-accepted myths."--The Historian
"Gellately's well-written, judiciously argued monograph documents how the local population gave significant and indispensable support to Hitler's racist program."--Choice
"A valuable contribution not only to the literature on the Gestapo but also to the study of public accommodation and cooperation in the Third Reich."--American Historical Review
"The author not only provides a keen institutional analysis of his subject; by focusing on popular responses to the Gestapo, he brilliantly illuminates the complex blend of apathy, complicity and resistance that both enhanced and circumscribed the effectiveness of the Nazi secret police."--Report of the Biennial Book Prize Committee
"Clearly-written, informative, analytic, gripping. Should interest both undergraduate and graduate students. The many human dramas recounted in down-to-earth fashion will confront students with ethical questions that they otherwise might not have asked."--Otto Nelson, Texas Tech. Univ.