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Gestapo : Power and Terror in the Third Reich

By: Dams, Carsten.
Contributor(s): Stolle, Michael.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (251 p.).ISBN: 9780191646669.Subject(s): Germany. Geheime Staatspolizei | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- GermanyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gestapo : Power and Terror in the Third ReichDDC classification: 940.53 | 940.548743 LOC classification: D810Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""THE GESTAPO: Power and Terror in the Third Reich""; ""Copyright""; ""CONTENTS""; ""LIST OF PLATES""; ""PREFACE""; ""1: FOUNDATION AND EARLY YEARS""; ""The backstory: state security in the Weimar Republic""; ""The Gestapo is formed""; ""2: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT""; ""`Verreichlichung�: Himmler and Heydrich take over leadership of the Gestapo""; ""The construction of a völkisch police force: police and SS systems in the Reich and the occupied territories""; ""The Gestapo�s self-understanding and ideology""; ""3: GESTAPO EMPLOYEES""; ""Developments in personnel""
""The Gestapo leadership: Diels, Heydrich, Best, MÃ?ller""""The leadership of the Gestapa and the Reich Security Main Office""; ""The governors in the provinces""; ""The variety of Gestapo officers""; ""4: THE MODUS OPERANDI""; ""Frameworks""; ""Gestapo informants""; ""The role of denunciations""; ""Co-operation with the police, SS and Nazi Party organizations""; ""5: THE PRACTICE OF PERSECUTION IN THE REICH""; ""Phases of persecution""; ""Political persecution: communists and Social Democrats""; ""The persecution of religious communities""; ""The implementation of Jewish policy""
""Dealing with homosexuals, the `work-shyÂ?, and `asocialsÂ?""""Persecution of `foreign nationalsÂ?""; ""6: THE GESTAPO IN EUROPE""; ""The nature of `foreign deploymentÂ?""; ""The beginnings of expansion: Austria, Sudetenland, and Czechoslovakia""; ""Poland 1939: the beginning of the war of extermination""; ""The Gestapo in Northern and Western Europe""; ""The escalation of the extermination: the Gestapo in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe""; ""Zones of deployment in the second half of the war: Africa, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia""
""Radicalization in ruins: the repercussions of `foreign deploymentÂ?""""7: THE GESTAPO AFTER 1945""; ""Suicide, flight, persecution: from the end of the war to the Nuremberg Trials""; ""Spruchkammer trials and denazification""; ""Criminal prosecution in German courts""; ""Careers in post-war Germany""; ""CONCLUSION: WHAT REMAINS OF THE GESTAPO?""; ""GLOSSARY OF TERMS""; ""Official Titles, Organizations, Abbreviations""; ""NOTES""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Preface""; ""1. Foundation and Early Years""; ""2. Organizational Development""; ""3. Gestapo Employees""; ""4. The Modus Operandi""
""5. The Practice of Persecution in the Reich""""6. The Gestapo in Europe""; ""7. The Gestapo after 1945""; ""Conclusion: What Remains of the Gestapo?""; ""SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""INDEX""
Summary: The Gestapo was the most feared instrument of political terror in the Third Reich, brutally hunting down and destroying anyone it regarded as an enemy of the Nazi regime: socialists, Communists, Jews, homosexuals, and anyone else deemed to be an 'anti-social element'. Its prisons soon became infamous - many of those who disappeared into them were never seen again - and it has been remembered ever since as the sinister epitome of Nazi terror and persecution.But how accurate is it to view the Gestapo as an all-pervasive, all-powerful, all-knowing instrument of terror? How much did it depend upon
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""Cover""; ""THE GESTAPO: Power and Terror in the Third Reich""; ""Copyright""; ""CONTENTS""; ""LIST OF PLATES""; ""PREFACE""; ""1: FOUNDATION AND EARLY YEARS""; ""The backstory: state security in the Weimar Republic""; ""The Gestapo is formed""; ""2: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT""; ""`Verreichlichung�: Himmler and Heydrich take over leadership of the Gestapo""; ""The construction of a völkisch police force: police and SS systems in the Reich and the occupied territories""; ""The Gestapo�s self-understanding and ideology""; ""3: GESTAPO EMPLOYEES""; ""Developments in personnel""

""The Gestapo leadership: Diels, Heydrich, Best, MÃ?ller""""The leadership of the Gestapa and the Reich Security Main Office""; ""The governors in the provinces""; ""The variety of Gestapo officers""; ""4: THE MODUS OPERANDI""; ""Frameworks""; ""Gestapo informants""; ""The role of denunciations""; ""Co-operation with the police, SS and Nazi Party organizations""; ""5: THE PRACTICE OF PERSECUTION IN THE REICH""; ""Phases of persecution""; ""Political persecution: communists and Social Democrats""; ""The persecution of religious communities""; ""The implementation of Jewish policy""

""Dealing with homosexuals, the `work-shyÂ?, and `asocialsÂ?""""Persecution of `foreign nationalsÂ?""; ""6: THE GESTAPO IN EUROPE""; ""The nature of `foreign deploymentÂ?""; ""The beginnings of expansion: Austria, Sudetenland, and Czechoslovakia""; ""Poland 1939: the beginning of the war of extermination""; ""The Gestapo in Northern and Western Europe""; ""The escalation of the extermination: the Gestapo in South-Eastern and Eastern Europe""; ""Zones of deployment in the second half of the war: Africa, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia""

""Radicalization in ruins: the repercussions of `foreign deploymentÂ?""""7: THE GESTAPO AFTER 1945""; ""Suicide, flight, persecution: from the end of the war to the Nuremberg Trials""; ""Spruchkammer trials and denazification""; ""Criminal prosecution in German courts""; ""Careers in post-war Germany""; ""CONCLUSION: WHAT REMAINS OF THE GESTAPO?""; ""GLOSSARY OF TERMS""; ""Official Titles, Organizations, Abbreviations""; ""NOTES""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Preface""; ""1. Foundation and Early Years""; ""2. Organizational Development""; ""3. Gestapo Employees""; ""4. The Modus Operandi""

""5. The Practice of Persecution in the Reich""""6. The Gestapo in Europe""; ""7. The Gestapo after 1945""; ""Conclusion: What Remains of the Gestapo?""; ""SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY""; ""INDEX""

The Gestapo was the most feared instrument of political terror in the Third Reich, brutally hunting down and destroying anyone it regarded as an enemy of the Nazi regime: socialists, Communists, Jews, homosexuals, and anyone else deemed to be an 'anti-social element'. Its prisons soon became infamous - many of those who disappeared into them were never seen again - and it has been remembered ever since as the sinister epitome of Nazi terror and persecution.But how accurate is it to view the Gestapo as an all-pervasive, all-powerful, all-knowing instrument of terror? How much did it depend upon

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Carsten Dams is Professor of Police Sciences at the School of Public Management of North-Rhine Westphalia. His main research interests are the history of policing in the twentieth century, and the relationship between policing and violence.Michael Stolle is an Executive Director of the 'House of Competence' at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, responsible for the institute's training and career development programs. He is a specialist in the history of the Gestapo in the Third Reich and has published widely in the field.

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