An Illustrated History Of The Gestapo
An Illustrated History of the Gestapo
This book is one of the most detailed sources for the intricate detailing of Hitler's gestapo. It highlights the dangers of a police state and what can go terribly wrong when the people are no longer in control and the government becomes tyrannical. This is a very explicit, yet tasteful resource with ample photos and actual accounts of individuals who dealt directly with the dreaded Gestapo.
From Library Journal
Journalist Butler has written a trivia-rich volume on what was possibly the most terrifying secret police bureaucracy the world has ever known: Nazi Germany's Secret State Police, or Gestapo. Butler bases his research on German archives and Gestapo documents. The bibliography, incorporating both primary and secondary sources, is sparse, though well chosen. Butler outlines the history of the Gestapo and its function throughout the war, and he concludes with 11 accounts of the lives of individuals who survived Gestapo interrogation and torture. Detailed portraits of the Gestapo leadership, e.g., Heinrich Himmler, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, and Reinhard Heydrich, are accurately, if somewhat sensationally, treated. The book is not scholarly in nature (there are no footnotes), and, true to its title, it is suffused with...