Table of contents for The Gestapo : a history of horror / Jacques Delarue ; [translated from the French by Mervyn Savill].

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CONTENTS
Table of Abbreviations used 12
Introduction 13
Part One
THE BIRTH OF THE GESTAPO 1933-34
1 THE NAZIS BECOME MASTERS OF GERMANY 27
Hitler's cabinet - The Brown Terror - Goering takes over and purges the Prussian police - Despotism and a series of decrees - The terrible month of February 1933 - The burning of the Reichstag - The "emergency measures" - Rounding up the Opposition - The apathy of the trade unions - The electoral campaign and the March 5 elections - The new Reichstag - Full powers - Gleichschaltung - The comedy of Labor Day - The dissolution of the unions - Dr. Ley's Labor Front - The dissolution of the parties - The sole Party.
2 GOERING HAS RECOURSE TO THE POLICE 38
Hermann Goering - Goering the S.A. man - Goering and Roehm - Rivalry - Goering wounded in Munich - Flight and exile - Morphinomania, obesity, and psychological evolution - Return to Munich in 1927 - Goering, a deputy and then President of the Reichstag - Goering and Papen - Rivalry and chicaneries - Diels the policeman - Diels against the Nazis - The wind changes - Diels buys himself back into favor - Goering seduced by the political police - The opening of the first concentration camp - Goering's directives to the police.
3 THE GESTAPO IS CREATED 51
Amnesty for the Nazi criminals - The decree of April 26, 1933, creates the Gestapo in Prussia - The beginning of the Gestapo under Diel's direction - The S.A. cries for blood - Internal rivalries between S.A., S.S., and Gestapo - Diels is overthrown only to return in triumph - The Gestapo becomes Goering's personal property - The trial of van der Lubbe - Rail and Reineking.
Part Two
THE GESTAPO PERFECTS ITS METHODS 1934-1936
4 HIMMLER TAKES OVER THE GESTAPO 74
The police forces of the German Laender are placed under the jurisdiction of the Reich - The Nazi administrative imbroglio - Diels quits the Gestapo for good - Himmler succeeds him - Himmler's career - His deputy, Heydrich - A biography of Himmler - The nature of the S.S. "Order" - The S.S. before Himmler - What he made of it - A portrait of Himmler the man.
5 HIMMLER'S "BLACK ORDER" 92
The birth and development of Nazi racist principles - The racist philosophy - Racialism and the S.S. - The curious S.S. honor - The S.S. and the law - Himmler and racialism - The Lebensborn - Special rights for the S.S. - The Hitler Jugend, a recruiting reservoir for the S.S. and the Gestapo - The S.S. organization.
6 THE GESTAPO IS EVERYWHERE 103
Himmler organizes the Gestapo on the S.S. model - Heydrich chief of the Gestapo head office - The State, the Gestapo, and the Party - The Fuehrerprinzip - The Gestapo's sources of information - The responsible figures and the leaders of the Party - The Blockleiter, the principal informer of the Gestapo - The organizations of the Party and spying at home - Political espionage abroad: the Ausland Organization, the Volksdeutsche Mittelstelle, and the Fifth Column - The surveillance of refugees - Nazi propaganda abroad, another source of information - The Hermann Goering Research Institute and wire-tapping.
7 THE STRANGE PERSONALITY OF HEYDRICH 115
Heydrich, biography and portrait - Heydrich organizes the Gestapo services technically - The prerogatives of the Gestapo - The Gestapo escapes from all control - It enlarges its domain - The "patriotic duty of silence" - Nazism an empty policy.
8 THE GESTAPO VERSUS ROEHM 125
Himmler and Goering versus Roehm - Roehm in 1931 - Physical and moral portrait - The S.A. between 1931 and 1933 - Unemployment and recruitment - The "Socialist principles" of the Nazis and the help of the big industrialists - Roehm and the "second revolutionary wave" - Roehm dares to defy Hitler - The S.S. of 1933 opposes the S.A. - The Gestapo spreads its nets - The Army abandons Roehm - Hitler buys the loyalty of the Army by sacrificing Roehm and the S.A.
9 "THE NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES" 132
Roehm revives the Socialist orders of the day - Papen, the conservative spokesman - Veiled warnings - The murder of Dr. Jung - Himmler and Goering prepare the attack against Roehm and the S.A. - The June 30 "purge" - The death of Roehm - The terrible purge of the S.A. - Repression in Berlin - The Nazis legalize the murders of June 30 - Lutze succeeds Roehm - Hindenburg congratulates Hitler - Blomberg and the Army approve and thank Hitler - The death of Hindenburg - Hitler is appointed President - Blomberg and the Army ratify the appointment and take the oath.
10 THE NEW ORGANIZATION OF THE POLICE 151
The swindle of June 30 - The Gestapo's discreet triumph - Himmler and Heydrich make themselves feared and hated - the S.S. becomes an independent organization - Heydrich organizes the S.D. - Official members and well-disposed agents - Dr. Best and Dr. Mehlhorn organize the network of "honorary agents" - The card index of the S.D. - Best and Mehlhorn are dismissed - Heydrich's personal views - the "Kitty Salon" - Eichmann enters the S.D. - Schellenburg, Nebe, and Mueller - The Gestapo services specialize - The first structure of the edifice - The Gestapo and the S.D. in the Sarre - The Sarre plebiscite - The reestablishment of military service - The Gestapo elaborates the rules of the Secret Service - The fundamental law of February 10, 1936, gives judicial status to the Gestapo and defines its task - Himmler appointed Supreme Head of all the German Police Forces on June 17, 1936 - Concentration of the powers - The Nazis conception of the police.
Part Three
THE GESTAPO PREPARES FOR THE INVASION 1936-39
11 THE GESTAPO TACKLES THE ARMY 169
The remilitarization of the Rhineland - General rearmament and preparations for war - Himmler and Heydrich prepare the Nazification of the soldiers - Herr Mueller, performer of the dirty work - A Gestapo machination: the Blomberg-Fritsch affair - Hitler suppresses the Ministry of War and appoints himself supreme leader of the Army - The creation of the O.K.W. - The purge in the Army and the diplomatic corps - The appointment of Keitel - The military inquiry into the Fritsch affair - The court-martial - The military definitively conquered by the Party - The triumph of Himmler and the Gestapo.
12 THE GESTAPO INSTALLS ITSELF IN EUROPE 186
The resignation of General Beck - The political situation in Austria - Secret agents in Austria - Nazi terrorism and the abortive putsch of July 25, 1934 - The murder of Chancellor Dollfuss - The infiltration of the Nazi organizations - Shuschnigg continues the Dollfuss policy - Shuschnigg's last attempt - Dismissal of Shuschnigg - The Anschluss - Himmler, Schellenberg, and Heydrich in Vienna - The Gestapo moves in - The bloody purge - Preparations for the conquest of Czechoslovakia - The situation in Czechoslovakia - The Nazi organizations in Sudetenland - Conrad Henlein, the Sudeten Germany party, and the Fifth Column - Summer 1938 - The Czechoslovakian S.S. - Gestapo and S.D. - Frontier incidents - The Munich Agreement and the occupation of Sudetenland - The liquidation of Czechoslovakia - Himmler, Heydrich, and Schellenberg in Prague - The role of police organizations in Nazi strategy.
13 HIMMLER SHAPES HIS ORGANIZATION 200
The aggression against Poland - The Gleiwitz incident - Naujocks and "Operation Himmler" - The role of the Abwehr in organizing the machination - Herr Mueller, the provider of corpses - The invasion of Poland - Himmler's special train - The Einsatzgrupper - The generals and the purge in Poland - National Socialism and militarism - The evolution of the Gestapo organization after the 1936 decree - Creation of the R.S.H.A. on September 27, 1939 - The Gestapo Bureau IV - The evolution of the R.S.H.A. from 1939 to 1945.
Part Four
THE GESTAPO AT WAR 1940
14 IN POLAND 217
The Polish people reduced to slavery - The status of the Polish workers in Germany - The spoliation of the land - The A.B. action - The war starts in the West - The Venlo coup - The appearance of Knochen - Schellenberg and the intelligence service - The attempt of November 9, 1939 - The Rape of Venlo - Elser and his accomplices.
15 THE GESTAPO IN FRANCE 231
The French campaign - The Occupation of Paris - The arrival of Dr. Knochen's clandestine commando on June 14, 1940 - Knochen hoodwinks the soldiers - Helmuth Knochen and the men of the Sonderkommando - Knochen, a biography and portrait - Installation in Paris - The first assaults by the soldiers - The first branches of the Gestapo in the provinces - Conflicts with the diplomats, the Army, and the Rosenberg service - Dr. Thomas and the collaborationist parties - The Nazis subventions - The anti-Semites and collaboration - The Abwehr in France - Knochen and the Paris salons - Thomas and the Cagoulard killers - Thomas is liquidated by the soldiers - Knochen remains sole master in Paris.
16 THE GESTAPO AND THE ARMY 244
The military High Command and the armistice - Dannecker and his first anti-Semitic measures - Von Stulpnagel's "code of hostages" - Knochen organizes his services - Oberg replaces Thomas - Karl Oberg, biography and portrait - Heydrich installs Oberg in Paris - Heydrich's directions - Secretary General Bousquet rejects the German demands in France - Dannecker and Eichmann attend to the French Jews - The subsections of the Gestapo in Paris - The French auxiliaries - Boemelburg - The S.D. in France - The Funkspielkommando - The buying offices, centers of espionage - The Otto organization - Brandl and Poeschl.
Part Five
THE HELL OF THE GESTAPO 1940-44
17 THE GESTAPO AT WORK IN FRANCE 267
The police raids in France - The Gestapo interrogations - The transports to Germany - Arrival at the concentration camps - The W.V.H.A. - The camps a source of profit - The political section, the camp Gestapo - The presentation of prisoners to visitors to the camp - The German military tribunal in Paris - The reserve of hostages in Fort Romainville - Classification of the prisoners - The "bunker inmates" - Captain Pom-Pom - How the hostages to be shot were chosen.
18 THE MARTYRDOM OF THE EASTERN TERRITORIES 281
Himmler in charge of maintaining order in the Eastern-occupied territories - The Einsatzgruppen - The Gestapo-German High Command agreements - The nature of an Einsatzgruppe - The action of the Einsatzgruppe - Operation "Cottbus" - The massacres of Rovno - The "S" trucks - The Gestapo in Czechoslovakia - The Protectorate of Bohemia-Moravia - Heydrich becomes deputy Protector - Heydrich in Prague - The policy of the "sugar and the whip" - The attempt of May 22, 1942 - The death of Heydrich - The repression - Lidice - The successor to Heydrich - Ernst Kaltenbrunner - Biography and portrait - Kaltenbrunner the purveyor to the camps - The R.S.H.A. on Kaltenbrunner's arrival - The communal lunches of the section leaders - Eichmann and Kaltenbrunner - The regulations for the extermination of Jews in the camps - Commissioner Wirth and the faked city of welcome.
19 THE EXPERIMENTS OF THE NAZI SCIENTISTS 307
The Gestapo and the prisoners of war - The extermination of Russian prisoners - The orders of Mueller - The plan to assassinate General Weygand - Reprisals after the escape of General Giraud - The murder of General Mesny - The "Kugel" decree - The "K" prisoners at Mauthausen - The career of Mauthausen - The affair of the Sagan escapes - The Gestapo and foreign workers in Germany - Himmler and the medical experiments in the camps - The Ahnenerbe - Dr. Rascher - Experiments on the effects of a vacuum and cold - Medical resistance to the experimentation on human beings - The troubles of Dr. Rascher's family - The arrest and death of the Raschers - Experiments with viruses, diseases, and sterilization - The Gestapo selects the human guinea pigs - The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute - Dr. Hirt's anatomical collections.
20 THE GESTAPO OPERATES THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF FRANCE 328
The policy of Himmler and of Otto Abetz in Paris - Oberg and the creation of the L.V.F. - Oberg's hold on the collaborationist parties - Bousquet tries to have the Hostages Code abrogated - The Oberg-Bousquet agreements - The execution of hostages in August and September 1942 - The extension of the powers of the Gestapo in France - Maulaz and the world of the Parisian salons - Knochen and discipline - The latent conflict between Mueller and Knochen - Oberg "covers" Knochen - "Intensified" interrogations - Operation "Donar" - The nature of a Funkspiel - Funkspiel with England - The invasion of the southern zone - The Gestapo opens six new services in the southern zone - The organization of the Gestapo in France at the beginning of 1943 - The creation of the militia - The Waffen S.S. recruits in France - Oberg at Vichy - Operation "Fuchsbau" - Oberg impresses Darnand - The departure and arrest of Bousquet - The militia becomes an auxiliary police force - The number of arrests increase - The courts-martial.
Part Six
COLLAPSE OF THE GESTAPO 1944
21 RESISTANCE IN THE ARMY 355
The Normandy landings and the collapse of the West front - The last "protective measures" ordered by Oberg - The awakening of a kernel of resistance in the Army - The Weisse Rose - The Abwehr conspirators - Gestapo versus Abwehr - The resignation of Canaris - The Gestapo absorbs the Abwehr - Colonel Hansen - Stauffenberg enters into the conspiracy - The abortive attempts - The attempt of July 20, 1944 - July 20 in Paris - The setback and the repression - The abortive suicide of Stulpnagel - The hangings in Plotzensee prison - The last convoys of deportees - The departure of Oberg and the Nordling mission - The Nosek commando - Oberg and Knochen take up their quarters at Vittel.
22 THE WOLVES DEVOUR EACH OTHER 373
The final disappearance of the Abwehr - Disgrace and the subsequent return of Knochen - Oberg at St. Di¿ - Skorzeny's special schools - The collapse - The final maneuvers of Goering and Himmler - Their destitution - Himmler's attempts at negotiation - Schellenberg the intermediary - Hitler's will - Bormann's role - The mediation of the Doenitz Government - A certain Heinrich Hitzinger - The arrest and suicide of Himmler - The disappearance of Mueller - The end of Kaltenbrunner and Goering - The arrest of Oberg and Knochen - Their trial - Conclusion.
Appendices 397
Bibliography 404
Index 408

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Germany. Geheime Staatspolizei -- History.