5 edition of Hitlers enforcers found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-230) and index.Originally published: London : Arms & Armour, 1996.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 139 p. :|
|Number of Pages||40|
|2||Cassell military paperbacks|
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In Hamburg by 193 z, zj out of 240 officers joined the Nazi Police Officers' Group, and a similar ratio existed in Liibeck. One positive point is that the book has over 20 pages of very good photographs. Like many of his colleagues, he entered the SS-SD only in 1938 with the official fusion Hitlers enforcers SS and police ranks. In contrast, he would exonerate policeman from any repercussions from free use of arrest powers Hitlers enforcers weapons. From this point on, individual policemen drew increasingly closer to the Nazis, some joining the Movement.
49 It increased their sense of alienation, drew them inward, and made them ever more ready for radical reforms in "the system. The SA's lack of professional knowhow, its swaggering and brutality belied the policeman's self-image of legitimized authority and force. One sees clues of a significant breakdown within the police before 1932. Ethnic minorities or the lowest strata may not identify with or benefit sufficiently from society and, therefore, may have less commitment to living by its rules.
34 Nevertheless, the detective ranks were filled mostly by men who had risen from Schupo service.
In Hitlers enforcers process, within both the state and the police, the forces of the conservative counterrevolution paved the way. The categorization of enemies prescribed by Nazi ideology and sanctioned through fully controlled media created the psychological environment to generate such processes. Thus, Himmler inherited a fully formed Gestapo that needed only fine tuning and some reappointments to make Gestapo post leaders his own men. Though political detectives were usually specialists, the overlap with other crimes was so great and political specialists so few in number, that some detectives did double duty, supported as usual by the uniformed Hitlers enforcers.
Advancement into the middle and higher levels depended on qualifying examinations, and continued promotion depended, among other things, on academic course work. Entry into officer career lines required such a diploma.
But such fantasies could not emerge regularly into the conscious mind; other realities prevailed and required too much "rationality" to permit "plans" to execute the unimaginable.
The relatively better-controlled SA auxiliaries of From Political Detectives to Gestapo, 1933-1934 37 the Gestapo posts caused fewer problems.
In a complete about-face, the SPD now appeared on the political police list of potentially subversive organizations.