And people like the Gestapo are either not educated out of it, or they just revert to it.
The director of the Gestapo answered only to Heinrich Himmler, and Himmler, only to the Fuhrer himself.
The French police supplied the trucks; the Gestapo, the men.
Just last week Fox News contributor Dr. Ben Carson warned that Obama administration was “acting like the Gestapo.”
On April 25, 1941, the Gestapo moved into the building and I had to give all the keys to the Germans.
But the fact remains that the Gestapo has pulled many things out of thin air in times gone by.
These numbers are placed on passports by Gestapo headquarters in Berlin or Dresden.
Supper of bread and thin soup arrived and with it came the Gestapo officer.
They must think that we are like the Gestapo or something like that.
And the Gestapo was holding the whip hand because of events which had taken place in the past.
Nazi secret state police, 1934, from German Gestapo, contracted from "Geheime Staats-polizei," literally "secret state police," set up by Hermann Göring in Prussia in 1933, extended to all Germany in January 1934.
The secret police of the Third Reich in Germany. The Gestapo operated against Germans suspected of treason by using brutal interrogation and torture; they instilled widespread fear by their terrorist methods.
Note: “Gestapo tactics” in general are intimidating official procedures.
Note: Figuratively, any brutal secret police organization may be called a “gestapo.”