This volume examines the everyday operations of the Gestapo, the Nazi secret police. The Gestapo were able to detect the smallest signs of n-compliance with Nazi doctrines, especially crimes pertaining to the private spheres of social, family, and sexual life. One of the key factors in the enforcement of Nazi policies was the willingness of German citizens to provide the authorities with information about suspected criminality . This book examines women deuncers in Nazi Germany through close examination of the Gestapo files. The author seeks to answer questions about how women in particular used denunciation and why so many ordinary women deunced deviants and dissenters to the Gestapo.
VANDANA JOSHI has conducted extensive research in the Gestapo Archives as a Fellow of the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) and the IFU (Internationale Frauen Universitat). She is affiliated with the Technical University, Berlin, from where she gained a doctorate. She lives in New Delhi, India, with her family.