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Gestapo

Line breaks: Ge|stapo
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈstɑːpəʊ
 
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Definition of Gestapo in English:

The German secret police under Nazi rule. It ruthlessly suppressed opposition to the Nazis in Germany and occupied Europe, and sent Jews and others to concentration camps. From 1936 it was headed by Heinrich Himmler.

Origin

German, from Geheime Staatspolizei 'secret state police'.

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