The Gestapo: A History of Horror

The Gestapo: A History of Horror

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by Jacques Delarue
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602392465
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 5.60(d)

Meet the Author

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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Gestapo 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting and very detailed account of the rise, development and structure of a pack of depraved gangsters, portraying a chilling view of the meaning of organized, institutionalized crime. All of the familiar names are covered, as well as numerous lesser known, but equally vicious wolves, whose stock in trade was murder, torture, theft, slavery and de-humanization. This story is a reminder that Mankind is not yet as civilized as we would like to believe, and remains far closer to the wilderness than to Eden. The author has first hand knowledge of much of what is described in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. When you are finished with this one read Winters Train. These books tie together beautifully
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever wonder how a small group of men managed to gain controal of a country and terrorize the world? Read this book.
NCLegend More than 1 year ago
Much more than simply a sterile history of arguably the quintessential terror machine, this book presents a spellbinding and compelling look at the mazelike structure and the internal competition within the police organizations of Nazi Germany. If you are into why and how it happened, then this is a must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So far, I'm enjoying this book. It's a great historical piece.
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The cancerous playbook of Leftest, Communist, Socialists, Progressives, and the Muslim Brotherhood was developed in the 1800s by Karl Marx's, perfected by Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, etc and has been unleashed full force in America.