Nazi terror : the Gestapo, Jews, and ordinary Germans / Eric A. Johnson.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Basic Books, c1999Description: xx, 636 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0465049060; 9780465049066.Subject(s): Germany. Geheime Staatspolizei | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | Atrocities -- Germany | Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- GermanyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Nazi terror.DDC classification: 943.086 | 940.53/18
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -619) and index.
Locating Nazi terror: setting, interpretations, evidence -- Inside Gestapo headquarters: the agents of the terror -- The course of Jewish persecution in the prewar years -- A closer look: survivors' recollections and Jewish case files -- Destroying the Left -- The cross and the swastika: quieting religious opposition -- Nazi terror and "ordinary" Germans: 1933-1939 -- Nazi terror and "ordinary" Germans: the war years -- A summation: defendants, denouncers, and Nazi terror -- Persecution and deportation, 1939-1942 -- Murder one by one, 1943-1945 -- Mass murder, mass silence -- Christmas presents for the Gestapo.
"Central argument is this: the Nazis did not rule by terror and terror rarely touched the lives of most ordinary Germans. The terror apparatus at the dark heart of Nazi Germany, set in motion by the Nazi Party leadership in Berlin, employed a selective terror that concentrated almost exclusively on Jews and other specifically targeted enemies of the Nazi regime. It depended for its implementation and effectiveness, however, on the cooperation and often voluntary participation at the local level of the broad mass of ordinary German citizens who themselves suffered little or not at all from Nazi terror." -- Jacket.