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    The SS and the Gestapo: Instruments of Destruction A few questions many researchers ask during study of WWII is, “How did we let this happen? What instruments could carry out such atrocities?” Even before the war started, there was persecution and maleficent intentions towards people that were deemed unfit to reproduce. Who would carry out these crimes against humanity? What extent of damage did the dark acts of the Geheime Staats Polizei (literal translation, Secret State Police or, best known as, the Gestapo) have in Nazi controlled Germany, and what lessons does it teach all of us today? 1940’s Protestant Pastor Martin Niemöller best put the situation many Germans were in when he wrote, “First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out…

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    Otto Frank Research Paper

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    proves "In spite of everything, I believe people are really good at heart." I have one more example to prove this quote "truthful". I remember at the beginning of the play Peter was very bitter with Anne and did not like her. He was kind of bitter with everybody, especially his mother and father. He was very rude in situations at the beginning of the play. But towards the end he starts to be nice to Anne and becomes fond of her. He even kissed her on the cheek. See at first he was this…

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    Were there multiple resistance movements or just one big one? There were many resistance movements within the German community, not just one. Some of them with different motives to others and some of them were more successful than others. The Red Orchestra The Red Orchestra was a German and Soviet Union resistance movement, where its sole purpose was to free Germany from Hitler’s power. The name Red Orchestra was given to them by the German police (The Gestapo) due to the group using names of…

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    White Rose Thesis

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    of them were attending the University of Munich. (White Rose) Peace can be the best way to challenge tyranny, because violence only gives fuel to the flame, escalating to the point of no return. Leaflets and graffiti help ignite a spark against the evils of the world, but they can also keep the peace and lead a revolution of words and not violence. The leaflets produced by the group called for dissent against the evils the government was committing in their "return to greatness". The group…

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    provisional president of the police in Munich. Then he was appointed to the commander of the Bavarian political police. Later in 1934, Himmler sought and was able to clinch command of of the state political police and centered them with a new agency in Berlin. They were known as the secret state police or the Geheime Staatspolizei Gestapo (Himmler 2). As he was given higher ranks, he gained a lot of respect by Hitler and would eventually become HItler’s right-hand man with projects and other…

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    middle of the book, Martha Dodd, was being set up as a love interest for Hitler, but it never worked out. Instead she fell in love with a Russian, who believed in Communism, named Boris, who loved her too. And when the Russian found out they planned to recruit her, towards the end of the book she took a trip to Moscow and was approached by the Soviet NKVD, who wanted her to be a source of covert information. And later found out Boris was sent to Germany to help recruit her. While in Berlin she…

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    Gestapo In The Workplace

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    The Gestapo was the secret police of Nazi Germany. The term Gestapo was created by a postal official from Berlin (www.historyplace.com). ¨It was derived from 7 letters in the name Gehime Staats Polizei¨ (www.historyplace.com). ¨At its peak, it had employed about 40,000 individuals. Each Gestapo agent operated at the center of a large web of spies and informants¨ (www.historyplace.com). Many leftists, intellectuals, trade unionists, homosexuals, and many more disappeared into concentration camps…

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    The Rise Of The Nazi Party

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    30th of January 1933 was a momentous day which the leader of the Nazi party – Adolf Hilter was appointed as the chancellor of the Reichstag, granting him power to rule Germany. However, his stand in Germany was not strong enough. In the March1933 election, NSDAP only won around 43.9% of the German votes . It was not the majority. They still needed NSVDP’s help to control the parliament. Opposition parties, like SPD and KPD, on the other hand, gained the second most votes after NSDAP. Therefore,…

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    The Gestapo Thesis

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    By looking at many sources one can see that Jews were treated terribly. During the events of the Holocaust, many Jews were taken to concentration camps. According to survivors, Jews were not treated very well. They were even treated more like animals the humans in there. In the stories “The Gestapo is born”,”I’m telling the Story”, and “Jakob’s Story” one can see that the Jews were mistreated badly. In “The Gestapo is born” it shows that he gained power quickly in the events of World War 2. For…

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    The Gestapo Is Born Poem

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    The effect that the Holocaust had on the people who lived through it can be summed up in the word of torture. The surviving victims of the Holocaust were constantly abused, and instead of being treated like humans and equals, they were treated like animals. As a result, many people controlled by the Holocaust had been beaten to death. In correspondence with the three texts, these survivors were not only abused, but also lost loved ones, and were treated inhumanely like animals. It is firstly…

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