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, Muller. 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  - bookmarkaussie - LibraryThing

A good book on the organisation of the GESTAPO, it includes details that I hadn't seen or known of before. It also gives a very clear outline of the birth and early years, which many books gloss over ... Read full review

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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 Surete Nationale. He authored books on the Resistance, Charles de Gaulle, and the Algerian War.

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