|germwarfare.See biological weapons.|
|Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei). The Nazi secret police organization, properly infamous for the barbarism and sadism of its members, who self-selected as vicious anti-Semites, torturers, and mass murderers. It was founded by Herman Göring in Prussia. It was later taken over by the SS under Heinrich Himmler. At first it persecuted Communists and Social Democrats, the early political enemies of the Nazi Party, and then moved on to Jehovah’s Witnesses and other pacifists who opposed Hitler’s preparations for war. Finally, it participated|
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Publication information: Book title: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of International Relations. Volume: 2. Contributors: Cathal J. Nolan - Author. Publisher: Greenwood Press. Place of publication: Westport, CT. Publication year: 2002. Page number: 624.
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