The Gestapo and German Society: Enforcing Racial Policy 1933-1945

Paperback | November 1, 1991

byGellately, Robert

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This book examines the everyday operations of the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police. How were the Gestapo able to detect the smallest signs of non-compliance with Nazi doctrines, especially `crimes' pertaining to the private spheres of social, family, and sexual life? How could the policeenforce policies such as those designed to isolate the Jews or foreign workers with such apparent ease? Robert Gellately argues that there was a three-way interaction between the police, the German people, and the implementation of policy; and that the key factor in the enforcement of Nazi racial policy was the willingness of German citizens to provide the authorities with information about suspected`criminality'.

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This book examines the everyday operations of the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police. How were the Gestapo able to detect the smallest signs of noncompliance with Nazi doctrines, especially 'crimes' pertaining to the private spheres of social, family, and sexual life? How could the police enforce policies such as those designed to isolate...

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This book examines the everyday operations of the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police. How were the Gestapo able to detect the smallest signs of non-compliance with Nazi doctrines, especially `crimes' pertaining to the private spheres of social, family, and sexual life? How could the policeenforce policies such as those designed to isola...

Robert Gellately is at University of Western Ontario.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:314 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.67 inPublished:November 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198202970

ISBN - 13:9780198202974

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This book examines the everyday operations of the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police. How were the Gestapo able to detect the smallest signs of noncompliance with Nazi doctrines, especially 'crimes' pertaining to the private spheres of social, family, and sexual life? How could the police enforce policies such as those designed to isolate the Jews or foreign workers with such apparent ease?

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'... impressive study ... This is more than a regional study. Professor Gellately also draws on material from other parts of Germany, notably the Ruhr, to set his work firmly in a national context. This is a sad but convincing book which will deservedly attract a wide readership.'Conan Fischer University of Strathclyde EHR Shorter Notices April '94