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Foundations of the Nazi Police State: The Formation of Sipo and SD George C. Browder

Foundations of the Nazi Police State: The Formation of Sipo and SD

George C. Browder

Published November 19th 2004
ISBN : 9780813191119
Paperback
346 pages
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The abbreviation Nazi, the acronym Gestapo, and the initials SS have become resonant elements of our vocabulary. Less known is SD, and hardly anyone recognizes the combination Sipo and SD. Although Sipo and SD formed the heart of theMoreThe abbreviation Nazi, the acronym Gestapo, and the initials SS have become resonant elements of our vocabulary. Less known is SD, and hardly anyone recognizes the combination Sipo and SD. Although Sipo and SD formed the heart of the National Socialist police state, the phrase carries none of the ominous impact that it should. Although no single organization carries full responsibility for the evils of the Third Reich, the SS-police system was the executor of terrorism and population policy in the same way the military carried out the Reichs imperialistic aggression. Within the police state, even the concentration camps could not rival the impact of Sipo and SD. It was the source not only of the desk murderers who administered terror and genocide by assigning victims to the camps, but also of the police executives for identification and arrest, and of the command and staff for a major instrument of execution, the Einsatzgruppen. Foundations of the Nazi Police State offers the narrative and analysis of the external struggle that created Sipo and SD. This book is the authors preface to his discussion of the internal evolution of these organizations in Hitlers Enforcers: The Gestapo and the SS Security Service in the Nazi Revolution.