When it comes to the Gestapo, there is a lot of truth and myth intertwined that can give people a skewed view of what they really were. When Hitler came to power, there was a secret police force that was hidden to the people and the only ones that were safe were the ones that were asleep.
- German society lived under the terror of the Nazi secret police, known as the Gestapo, during the reign of Hitler. This book examines what life was like then.
- In the words of the article’s author, this book “teaches us that if you are not a designated enemy, you can live comfortably in a police state, but victims learned how easily neighbors jettisoned empathy and enforced distinctions between “us” and “them.””
- The reviewer criticizes the book’s author for making careless errors. These undermine the success of the book and make it an unreliable historical source.
“A majority of Germans did not find the boundary between order and disorder arbitrary.”