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The Gestapo

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HOW SCARY was the Gestapo to the ordinary German who was not a Jew, Gypsy, or a homosexual? Something of an afterthought when it was set up in 1933, the Gestapo never numbered more than 16,000 officers, not nearly enough to patrol tens of millions of people. Cologne, with a population of 750,000, had 69…
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