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The Gestapo: A History of Hitler's Secret Police

(Hitlers krigare #8)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  5 reviews
From its creation in 1933 until Hitler's death in May 1945, anyone living in Nazi-controlled territory lived in fear of a visit from the Gestapo--Geheime Staatpolizei--or Secret State Police. Young or old, rich or poor, nobody was beyond the attentions of a brutally efficient organization that spread its malign influence into every corner of Europe in the wake of the all-c ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published August 22nd 2004 by Casemate Publishers (first published July 22nd 2003)
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Eryck
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Highlights-- the book enlightens us to where the underground resistance was strong, such as Poland , France and Russia and where it failed, Norway.
Tells how arrogant Gestapo leader Hedrich thought no one would dare attack him, till the resistance did.
A lot of rounding up, torturing, harassing and killing enemies of the state and particularlyJews. While full of revealing, interesting and unique situations, I'm more fixated on the warring parts of world war two than the policing and keeping orde
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Gabriela
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historia, guerra
É bem ilustrado, tem quadros para explicar melhor algumas coisas, mas achei meio enfadonho. Tanto que havia começado a ler anos atrás e abandonei, mas como não gosto de abandonar livros, resolvi recomeçar.

O conteúdo em si é interessante, tem bastante informação sobre a Gestapo, a SS, também sobre o alto comando nazista. Porém, a ordem das coisas é um pouco confusa, às vezes ao descrever uma organização ou pessoa o autor vai até lá na frente, tipo 1942, para depois voltar pra 1933. Então, não ach
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Herbert
Nov 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Mooi en duidelijk boek dat een overzicht over de Gestapo en anderen geeft. Het is geen topper misschien ook omdat ik al redelijk veel literatuur van deze aard heb gelezen. Toch komen er een aantal nieuwe zaken naar voor welke mijn kennis dan weer verbreden.
Terug naar de Bib ermee en niet echt op de lijst om te kopen.
Rebecka Jäger
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A true page-turner. Couldn't put the book down. This is history at its best.
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This book is basically a "behind the scenes" of the Holocaust.
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