Repression and control in Germany

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The aim for Germany was for it to be a totalitarian state, meaning no rival parties, no ploitical debate...
and ordinary citizens must divert their energy into serving the state and doing what the leader wants
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The SS - It was formed in 1925 as...
Hitler's personal bodyguards, but became the party's own police force after the night of long knivees
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It's leader was...
Heinric Himmler
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SS men were...
Aryans who were higly trained
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They had the primary responsibility of destroying...
opposition to Nazism and carrying out racial policies
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They had unlimited power to arrest people without trial and ran...
concentration camps
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Death's Head units were responsible for concentration camps and...
the slaughter of Jews
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The Waffen-SS were special SS armoured regiments who fought alongside...
the regular army
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The Gestapo - It was originally the Prussian secret police run by...
Goering but after June 1936, it became the state police
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The Gestapo tapped telephones, intercepted mail and...
spied on people
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They had a network of informers around Germany who...
reported to them if they heard about anything against the Nazis
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They could arrest citizens on suspicion and send them to...
concentration camps without trial or explanation
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Many citizens caught out others as they thought...
they would be captured anyway
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Police, Courts and Prisons - When the Nazis came to power, the Nazis didn't get rid of the existing system but...
took control of them
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The police were under the control of the...
SS and the judegs took an oath of loyalty to Hitler
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Police were to ignore...
Nazi crimes
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Crimes punishable by death included listening to foreign radio stations or...
publishing anti-goveernment leaflets
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Concentration Camps - They were first used as temporary prisons that were set up by the...
SA and SS in disused factories or warehouses or in barbed wire enclosues
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Some were taking overflow from prisons while others specialised in...
particular kinds of prisoners, such as trade unionists or young people
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Prisoners were forced to do hard labour, food was limited and they suffered hard...
discipline, beatings and random executions
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If someone was killed, a letter was sent home saying they...
died of Pneumonia
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By 1939, they had built up a massive buisness using their prisoners as...
slave labour, extracting raw materials and manurfacturing weapons
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Hitler's personal bodyguards, but became the party's own police force after the night of long knivees

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The SS - It was formed in 1925 as...

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Heinric Himmler

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Aryans who were higly trained

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opposition to Nazism and carrying out racial policies

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