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A New Study Of The GestapoPublished in Germany in 2011 The Gestapo Power and Terror in the Third Reich by Carsten Dams and Michael Stolle has been translated into English by Charlotte Ryland and is about to be published by Oxford University Press The authors bring an informed scholarl Today practically every government in the world has both a domestic surveillance department FBI in US MI 5 in UK and an international intelligence agency CIA in US FSB in Russia MI 6 in UK In the Weimer Republic after WW1 each of the constituent governments had their own political police The most powerful was that of Prussia which made up almost half of Germany after the warThere is nothing inherently evil about these agencies it is the way they are used that is usually the problem Keeping an eye on people who want to overthrow the government would seem to be a good thing but when to be a good thing but when re used to suash dissent and imit what people can say or think is another matterOriginally what became the GESTAPO was the political section of the police in each German province Even prior to Hitler becoming Chancellor of Germany on January 31 1933 the Nazis had gained control of the police in Prussia under Hermann Goering From this time the GESTAPO became an arm of the Nazi Party whose aim was to crush dissent from anywhere on the political spectrum Under Goering the first concentration camps were set up where political opponents were incarcerated tortured and murdered After 1933 and with the implementation of the Nuremburg Laws all of the political police came under a single jurisdiction that became known as the GESTAPO Himmler was able to take over command after Goering became head of the Four Year Plan to prepare Germany for war From there terror was unlimited The actual GESTAPO was uickly rolled into the RHSA Reich s Central Security Apparatus which was to be then included in the SS SD security detail of the SS Originally it included police from the provincial Political Police and Kripo the Criminal Police but was ater mostly populated police from the provincial Political Police and Kripo the Criminal Police but was ater mostly populated Nazi Party members I went on to include the Sondercommandos of the Concentration Camps and the Einsatzgruppen who did most of the killings in Eastern Europe After the war many of its members became part of the East German Stasi and the West Germany intelligence communityAnything and everything well practically that you would want to know about the Gestapo its member its methods etc is included in this well researched bookZeb Kantrowitz This book is not an exhaustive account of the Gestapo but it is exhausting to read There are times the book gets interesting but overall it s no fun to read than a phone book There were interesting points that stuck out but had it been written with of a storytelling approach I might have finished it much sooner than the 2 or so weeks it took But maybe the Gestapo isn t the best subject matter for storytelling This book provides an overview of the Gestapo their actions during WWII and post war trialsI found parts of this book very interesting in particular the fact that most of the people involved simply this book very interesting in particular the fact that most of the people involved simply to go back to their normal Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 3 lives after the end of the war even though they were involved war crimes but the writing was very dry and the narrative jumped between dates and places too much a simple chronological account may have been better Meticulous Examination of Nazi Terror Tool This book was reviewed as part of s Vine program which included a free advance copy of the bookThe Gestapo is one of those mysterious organizations that have been oress defined by cinema and television rather than fact When one mentions the name Gestapo it than ikely conjures up images of a black Mercedes speeding down a German French or Polish city street in the middle of the night that comes to a screeching halt as it arrives at its destination the doors then fly open unleashing a group of grim ooking men donning black eather trench coats and black Fedoras who pull out Lugar pistols as they briskly enter a building While this imagery rightfully does 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. Y integrated with the SD and the regular police This is tight trenchant overview of the Gestapo the jackboots of most if not all of Nazi trades
PROVES IT WAS MASTER OF ALL it WAS master Of All GESTAPO POWER AND TERROR IN all GESTAPO POWER AND TERROR IN THIRD REICH written by two Germans a police scientist and a Gestapo historian is a deep study of the Teutonic Troglodytes that WERE HITLER S SECRET POLICE INTERESTINGLY THE GESTAPO WASN Hitler s secret police Interestingly the Gestapo wasn always the all encompassing coterie of carnage history has portrayed them as The body started out small at the German state evel with roots in the Weimar Republic When Hitler became chancellor on January 30 1933 the Gestapo via Herman Goring s direction became The Gestapo It was intensely and surprisingly bureaucratic But as it assembled names and organized color coded index cards with citizen information it undoubtedly helped oil the Reich s machine of mendacity The Gestapo served both in the field and in the office and they didn t work alone It worked through and with fear It was also sustained by an extensive domestic spy circuitry that included Jewish spies Overall the Gestapo was in charge from Nazism s apex right through the or ess organized anarchy the words of political scientist Franz Neumann of its fall in Spring 1945 Even amid Germany s defeat and into the post war years the Gestapo s ghost hung over the country mercilessly The rebuilt though divided and de Nazified Germany put on trial former Gestapo members for war crimes Shockingly the wheels of justice either turned very slowly or not at all Some defendants were convicted some were acuitted for various reasons and some escaped justice altogether Overall the Gestapo s fascistic fetish shines bright throughout this book s narrative As does the uestion Could something ike the Nazis and the Gestapo ever happen again Such pungent prose provokes such ueries WWII in general and the machinations of the Nazi Third Reich in specific seem to provide an unusual attraction even now than 50 years after the end of that conflict And one of the most enigmatic and secretive branches of Nazi Germany was the Gestapo That name alone is typically and not undeservedly associated with fear persecution and terrorThe book The Gestapo Power and Terror in the Third Reich by Dams and Stolle is addresses the rise and fall of this terrible arm of Nazi political power And does so in a manageable 182pp not including end notes and bibliography I was intrigued as I read about the origins and rise to power of major players in Nazi Germany such as Himmler Goering and Heydrich and their roles and positions in the Gestapo and its predecessor organizations The authors Bear Humbug lay out neatly and clearly the rise of the Gestapo from existing regional police forces the dismissal or redeployment of police officers particularly of higher ranks during reorganization into the Gestapo I was fascinated to read the roles and differences between informants and denunciators I understood that the Gestapo relied on these two bodies to obtain grounds to carry out raids arrests etc and that as time went on the Gestapo could search at will and even if they found nothing suspicious could still arrest people subject them to terror or torture and make cases using confessions obtained under duressOther information of interest to me in this book included an overview not only of Gestapo practice but also its organization and description of ranks and officers in the forceUltimately at its core the Gestapo was a police force though one with fewer restrictions than most and with the political will to serve its own ends as well as those of the National Socialist PartyIn summary I d say that this book is a great addition to the history section of anyibrary especially those of WWII historians professional and amateur5 stars OK well I think the book was written by a researcher a good one but made the reader drag through stats that were added to increase the Afterlife length of the book Much of the information I knew I would not recommend this to anyone except those who haven t read anything about the gestap. He veryatest research to tell the true story behind this secretive and fearsome institution Tracing the history of the organization from its origins in the Weimar Republic through the crimes of the Nazi period to the fate of former Gestapo officers after World War II Carsten Dams and Michael Stolle investigate how the Gestapo really worked and uestion many of the myths that have ong surrounded it. .
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Fine job of simply presenting the secret police arm of Nazi Germany as an instrument of evil it falls far short of illustrating the diverse and complex nature of the organization Carsten Dams and Michael Stolle s THE GESTAPO POWER AND TERROR IN THE THIRD REICH offers a superbly researched examination of the Gestapo that reveals the Gestapo to be a highly functional and immensely organized institution with a vast amount of power at a variety of evelsEssentially a straight forward study on the subject matter the book proved to be a somewhat difficult tedious Read At Times With at times With being said I ultimately found the book s fresh take on the subject matter to be both fascinating and educational Dams and Stolle detail the Gestapo s growth and power from its inception to the end of the Second World War and beyond Rather than focusing on the atrocities associated with the organization the authors opt to give readers a thorough understanding of the Gestapo s structure policiesprocedures and how it functioned both inside Germany and in German occupied territory Although there are passing references to a few infamous Gestapo actions Sophie Scholl and those involved in the July 44 plot to assassinate Hitler the book s scholarly approach ikely won t satisfy those wanting specific stories of the Gestapo at work This book is geared primarily at those who wants to understand the who what and how aspects of the organization something Dams and Stolle do uite well The intricacies of the organization illustrate an organizedefficient bureaucracy that eventually naturally morphed into a murder machine for the Nazis In fact the organization served as a stepping stone for many Germans simply interested in climbing the Nazi ranks I found the chapter addressing techniues used by the organization to basically control Germans and those in the occupied territories to be as frightening as it was interesting THE GESTAPO proved to be both highly educational and thought provoking If one wants to understand how easy it is for a government to exert its power to the nth degree and subtly instill widespread fearparanoia in short order over a modern society L'Ingénu look no further as this book offers the perfect case study Nazi Germany in general and the SSGestapo in particular are subjects we need to understand to prevent them from happening again This is perhaps particularly true at the moment when we are dealing with outrageous claims and demands from Trump and his right wing brethren It is interesting to note for example that one of the first things that the Gestapo did was to comply aist of Jews in the Reich ostensibly just for the record but we all know where that went from thereThe book itself is necessarily brief as it is just a summary of the events that The Strathmore Club led to the set up of the Gestapo and their murderous rampage through Europe It is vaguely dissatisfactory in my view in that the chronology is not always clear ateast to this reader What is clear is that this organization didn t operate alone and relied on informants and importantly members of the general this organization didn t operate alone and relied on informants and importantly members of the general prepared to denounce others for sometimes trivial offense such as telling jokes about the regime It s clear that a secret police forcepolitical police force needs this type of information to be effective Again when we hear about calls for enhanced surveillance and internmentdeportation of our enemies this is something we should bear in mindIt is too easy to shout Nazi Germany at the first sign of something about which we strongly disagree but we need to study how that regime worked to avoid it happening again This is what we owe those who suffered and died under the Nazi heel and the Pampa Pampa last paragraph of this book is perhaps the most powerfulIearned a fair bit about this organization but I felt that the relationships to the rest of the regime namely Hitler himself the SS and the Waffen SS were not entirely clear to me Subjects for furthe This is a short history of the Gestapo Most of the book talks about the bureaucracy and how the Gestapo was ver. 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 the cooperation and help of ordinary Germans And did its networks extend further into the everyday Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus life of German society than most Germans after 1945 ever wanted to admit Answering these uestions and this book uses