Die Gestapo Herrschaft und Terror im Dritten Reich Free E–pub
Attempts to prosecute members of the Gestapo ollowing WW II These efforts met with mixed success but had overall the effect of increasing knowledge of the Gestapo and the ways in which it operated Finally the authors try briefly to consider what lessons might be drawn rom the structure of the Gestapo or contemporary issues The authors are broadly skeptical of the proper scope of preemptive police work aimed at a group or a perceived enemy before a crime has been committed They
ARE RELUCTANT TO DRAW ANY SPECIFIC CONCLUSIONS BECAUSE THE reluctant to draw any specific conclusions because the of the Third Reich have no easy analogiesDams and Stolle have written a scholarly and valuable history of the Gestapo and of the ways in which it operated The book will be of interest to serious students of Nazi Germany and to readers with an interest in the organizational structure and Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda functions of policeorcesRobin Friedman 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 they re used to suash dissent and limit what p 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 un 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 inished it much sooner than the 2 or so weeks it took But maybe the Gestapo isn t the best subject matter Infestation for storytelling This book provides an overview of the Gestapo their actions during WWII and post war trialsIound parts of this book very interesting in particular the If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song fact that most of the people involved simply seemed to go back to their normal 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 aree advance copy of the bookThe Gestapo is one of those mysterious organizations that have been or less defined by cinema and television rathe Nazi Germany in general and the SSGestapo in particular are subjects we need to understand to prevent them Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford from happening again This is perhaps particularly true at the moment when we are dealing with outrageous claims and demandsrom Trump and his right wing brethren It is interesting to note Ready for Summer for example that one of theirst things that the Gestapo did was to comply a list of Jews in the Reich ostensibly just Cyberselfish A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech for the record but we all know where that wentrom thereThe book itself is necessarily brief as it is just a summary of the events that 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 at least to this reader What is clear is that this organization didn t operate alone and relied on informants and importantly members of the general population prepared to denounce others A coerência textual for sometimes trivial offense such as telling jokes about the regime It s clear that a secret policeorcepolitical police Write Your Novel!: Tips from a Bestseller force needs this type of information to be effective Again when we hear about callsor 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 at the Dogs Behaving Badly first 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 last paragraph of this book is perhaps the most powerfulI learned aair bit about this organization but I First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who've Been There 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 Subjectsor Revenge of the Land: A Century of Greed, Tragedy, and Murder on a Saskatchewan Farm further reading no doubt To repeat we need to understand this regime now than ever This is a short history of the Gestapo Most of the book talks about the bureaucracy and how the Gestapo was very integrated with the SD and the regular polic. He very latest research to tell the true story behind this secretive andearsome institution Tracing the history of the organization April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers from its origins in the Weimar Republic through the crimes of the Nazi period to theate of ormer 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 long surrounded it. .
This is tight trenchant overview of the Gestapo the jackboots of most if not all of Nazi trades proves it WAS master of all THE GESTAPO POWER AND TERROR IN THE 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 t always the all encompassing coterie of carnage history has portrayed them as The body started out small at the German state level 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 ield and in the office and they didn t work alone It worked through and with Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome fear It was also sustained by an extensive domestic spy circuitry that included Jewish spies Overall the Gestapo was in chargerom Nazism s apex right through the or less organized anarchy the words of political scientist Franz Neumann of its all 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 ormer Gestapo members The Habitat Guide to Birding for war crimes Shockingly the wheels of justice either turned very slowly or not at all Some defendants were convicted some were acuittedor various reasons and some escaped justice altogether Overall the Gestapo s Space Kid fascisticetish shines bright throughout this book s narrative As does the uestion Could something like 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 most enigmatic and secretive branches of Nazi Germany was Gestapo That name alone is typically and not undeservedly associated with ear persecution and terrorThe book The Gestapo Power and Terror in the Third Reich by Dams and Stolle is addresses the rise and all 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 lay out neatly and clearly the rise of the Gestapo rom existing regional police Every Drop for Sale: Our Desperate Battle Over Water forces the dismissal or redeployment of police officers particularly of higher ranks during reorganization into the Gestapo I wasascinated 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 ound 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 using confessions obtained under duressOther information of interest to me in this book included an overview not only of practice but also its organization and description of ranks and officers in the orceUltimately at its core the Gestapo was a police Reach for the Rainbow: Advanced Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse force though one withewer 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 any library 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 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 gestapo 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 translated into English by Ryland and is about to be published by Oxford University Press The authors bring an informed scholarly perspective to the book Dams is Professor of Police Science at the School of Public Management North Rhine Westphalia Stolle Executive Director of the House of Competence Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has written extensively on the Gestapo The book makes use of extensive research on the The Gestapo was the most eared 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. Estapo much of which as shown in the extensive bibliography is in German and thus not readily available to non specialist American readersThis book is short but dense and difficult The translation IS GOOD ON THE WHOLE WITH good on the whole with stylistic and grammatical eccentricities in English The book is dry and academic The advantage of the book s tone is that it avoids the temptation to sensationalism and stereotyping Most readers likely know of the Gestapo primarily through broader studies of Nazi Germany or through representations in the media This book presents a detailed ocused approach The disadvantage of the academic writing on this work is that it may become dull and perhaps overly detached in tone The Allergy-Fighting Garden: Stop Asthma and Allergies with Smart Landscaping for many readers Thus while the book is valuable it is writtenor a reader with a serious interest in the subjectThe authors begin with the observation that the Gestapo or the German Secret State Police has become emblematic of the Third Reich or many people It has an almost mythological character as an omnipotent terrorist organization which the leaders of the Gestapo themselves carefully cultivated Dams and Stolle are ar rom minimizing the evil terror murder and lawlessness that ollowed in the Gestapo s wake Their goal is to show how the Gestapo changed they unhappily use the term evolved over the life of the Third Reich They also want to show that the Gestapo Shadower formed part of a broad range of organizations and people that led to the Holocaust and to other terrors They point to other parts of the German police establishment to the Army to collaborators and informants both within Germany and in places that came under the dominion of the Reich Theyind a broad guilt in the crimes of the Reich not only in Gestapo leadership but in the Gestapo officers as well who worked with a great deal of discretion and with other components of German and European society They conclude that many Gestapo participants essentially escaped without proper punishment in the years Owls: Birds of the Night following WW IIDrawing of the work of earlier scholars Dams and Stolle distinguish between a Normative and a Prerogative state both of which existed in the Third Reich The normative state involves the laws and rules that apply to the non persecuted portions of a society The prerogative state is one which takes actions against outsiders those whom the state defines as enemies The Gestapo was empowered to take preemptive action against those defined as enemies and to do so without legal obligation in wholly arbitrary ways and by means of brutal terror The Gestapo was the core institution of the National Socialist Prerogative StateReaders lookingor detailed accounts of the innumerable murders tortures and acts of sadism will not Bon Bon Voyage (A Carolyn Blue Culinary Mystery, find it in this book Dams and Stolleully acknowledge the scope and enormity of the crimes but their Bon Bon Voyage focus lies in trying to identify the institutional structure that allowed the perpetuation of the crimes rather than in their description Thus the early chapters of the book describe the development of the Gestaporom the police orces that existed during the
Republic particularly as these combatted communism and the rising NSDAP itself The book describes the recruitment of personnel and discusses the difficulty of attributing any one specific motivation to the many individuals that worked or the Gestapo Many were committed to the NSDAP programme while others were careerists seeking advancement while still others were attracted by the possibilities of sadism and brutality The authors then briefly examine the top leadership of the Gestapo including igures such as Himmler Heydrich Muller and the lawyer Werner Best The book examines the shifting relationships between the Gestapo leadership in Berlin the Gestapa and the ield offices elsewhere in Germany and eventually in EuropeThe authors then describe the Gestapo s way of operating in Germany and the manner in which all the police organizations of the state worked together even though they reuently were rivals They discuss political persecutions the persecutions of religious groups oreign nationals and others leading to the beginnings of the implementation of the policy against JewsThen Dams and Stolle discuss the expansion of the Gestapo s reach with the prosecution of the warWeimar Republic Particularly As These
INCLUDING THE MANY ENORMITIES OF THE HOLOCAUST THE DISCUSSIONSthe many enormities of the Holocaust The discussions brief but A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency focused as the book describes the Gestapo s differing role and the different types of collaborations in the many countries which the Third Reich controlledor a timeThe inal sections of the book offer an overview of. 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 urther into the everyday life of German society than most Germans after 1945 ever wanted to admit Answering these uestions and this book uses