The Gestapo (German pronunciation: [ɡeˈstaːpo, ɡəˈʃtaːpo] ( listen); abbreviation o Geheime Staatspolizei, "Secret State Polis") wis the offeecial secret polis o Nazi Germany an German-occupied Europe.

Geheime Staatspolizei
Schutzstaffel Abzeichen.svg
The Gestapo wis admeenistered bi officers o the SS.
Gestapomen following the white buses.jpg
Plainclothes Gestapo agents during the White Buses operations in 1945.
Agency owerview
Formed26 Aprile 1933
Precedin agency
Dissolved8 Mey 1945
TeepSecret Police
JurisdictionGermany Nazi Germany
Occupied Europe
HeidquartersPrinz-Albrecht-Straße, Berlin
52°30′26″N 13°22′57″E / 52.50722°N 13.38250°E / 52.50722; 13.38250
Employees32,000 c.1944[1]
Meenisters responsible
Agency executives
Paurent agencyFlag of the Schutzstaffel.svg Allgemeine SS


  1. Robert Gellately (January 1992). [Gestapo at Google Books The Gestapo and German Society] Check |url= value (help). ISBN 978-0-19-820297-4. Retrieved 2 June 2009.