On this 5th segment of Third Reich we will take a closer look on the Gestapo. The was the internal secret police of the Third Reich. They were the true terror of the German civilians under the Third Reich’s rule. The Gestapo was directly under the control of Heinrich Himmler the top dog watch of the SS (Storm Troopers) and one of the main figures in the holocaust. The truth about the true force of the Gestapo is more far fetch than one would think. Only 15 percent of their work load was of their own doing, the other 85 percent came from denouncers. Unfortunately, denouncers were Germans reporting other Germans. If someone didn’t like someone they would go to one of the Gestapo’s offices and say that such person was a communist or gay, well that got the Gestapo’s attention.
by Edgar D. Maldonado