Abstract: The rise of the Gestapo, its methods, and objectives are studied in this book, which also seeks to understand what conditions might give rise elsewhere to such an agency of terror and death.
Keywords: book review, history, Gestapo, Geheime Staats Polizei, staatspolizei, Nazi, Reichstag Fire, terrorism, secret police, World War II 1939-1945, atrocities, Germany German politics and government 1933-1945.
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Title: Gestapo: Instrument of Tyranny
Author: Edward Crankshaw
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Date Published: April 1994
ISBN: 0306805677
LOCN: DD256.5.C7 1994
Dewey: 363.2/83/094309043 20
Pages: 275
Bibliography: 44 entries
Footnotes: 277 entries
Figures: 12
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Chapter 1: The Gestapo is Born

Chapter 2: Himmler and the S.S.

Chapter 3: Heydrich and the S.D.

Chapter 4: Gestapo and Revolution

Chapter 5: Vendetta and Intrigue

Chapter 6: Confusion as a Fine Art

Chapter 7: The Totalitarian State

Chapter 8: The End of the S.A.

Chapter 9: Gestapo Über Alles

Chapter 10: The Dustbin of the Reich

Chapter 11: Streamlined Violence

Chapter 12: The Gestapo Goes to War

Chapter 13: Terror and Extermination

Chapter 14: The Final Solution

Chapter 15: Massacre in the East

Chapter 16: Auschwitz

Chapter 17: Night and Fog in the West

Chapter 18: Full Circle


Author:        Crankshaw, Edward.
Title:         Gestapo : instrument of tyranny / Edward
Edition:       1st Da Capo Press ed.
Published:     New York : Da Capo Press, 1994.
Description:   275 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
LC Call No.:   DD256.5.C7 1994
Dewey No.:     363.2/83/094309043 20
ISBN:          0306805677 : $13.95
Notes:         Originally published: London : Putnam, 1956.
               Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-264)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Germany. Geheime Staatspolizei.
               World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities.
               Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Control No.:   93033616 


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