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Hitler's Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution

George C. Browder

Abstract

This book provides a socio-organizational history of the Gestapo, the Social Democrats, and the regular detectives of the Third Reich between 1932 and 1937. It explores the roots of their roles in police terror and programs of mass murder. These personnel helped to form the character and missions of their organizations, which were not simply created from above by Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, or Reinhard Heydrich. The book is based on research at 34 archives in Germany and the United States, including the personnel files of more than 1,000 former members, and is the first such study to benef ... More

Keywords: Gestapo, Third Reich, police terror, mass murder, Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich, Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780195104790
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195104790.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George C. Browder, author
State University of New York, Fredonia