The Gestapo: A History of Horror

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Skyhorse Publishing Inc., 2008 - History - 372 pages
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From 1933 to 1945, the Gestapo was Nazi Germany's chief instrument of counter-espionage, political suppression, and terror. Jacques Delarue, a saboteur arrested by the Nazis in occupied France, chronicles how the land of Beethoven elevated sadism to a fine art. The Gestapo: A History of Horror draws upon Delarue's interviews with ex-Gestapo agents to deliver a multi-layered history of the force whose work included killing student resisters, establishing Aryan eugenic unions, and implementing the Final Solution. This is a probing look at the Gestapo and the fanatics and megalomaniacs who made it such a successful and heinous organization--Barbie, Eichmann, Himmler, Heydrich, Müller. The Gestapo's notorious reign led to the murder of millions. The Gestapo is an important documentation of what they did and how they did it.
  

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User Review  - AL Sowards - Goodreads

This was an informative book about an unpleasant subject. Some parts were more interesting than others, but I definitely learned a few new things. It's a good place to go if you're interested in some ... Read full review

Review: The Gestapo: A History of Horror

User Review  - Jeffrey - Goodreads

Good read on the Gestapo from the French perspective. Read full review

Contents

The Nazis Become Masters of Germany
13
Goering Has Recourse to the Police
23
The Gestapo Is Created
35
Himmler Takes Over the Gestapo
57
Himmlers Black Order
72
The Gestapo Is Everywhere
82
The Strange Personality of Heydrich
93
The Night of the Long Knives
109
The Gestapo in France
200
The Gestapo and the Army
212
The Gestapo at Work in France
233
The Martyrdom of the Eastern Territories
246
The Experiments of the Nazi Scientists
270
The Gestapo Operates Throughout the Whole of France
288
Resistance in the Army
315
The Wolves Devour Each Other
332

The New Organization of the Police
126
The Gestapo Tackles the Army
143
The Gestapo Installs Itself in Europe
158
Himmler Shapes His Organization
171
In Poland
187

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About the author (2008)

Jacques Delarue was a member of the French Resistance, and he enjoyed a long career with the Sûreté Nationale. He authored books on the Resistance, Charles de Gaulle, and the Algerian War.

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