Definition of Gestapo in English:


Line breaks: Ge|stapo
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈstɑːpəʊ
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.


German, from Geheime Staatspolizei 'secret state police'.

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