Verschärfte Vernehmung Or, As We Know It, Enhanced Interrogation

With the release of the Senate torture report, I took a look back to see if I’d ever done a post on torture, either in our present context or as a Summer of Long Knives behind-the-scenes-research post. Turns out I’ve done neither. So tonight I’m correcting that oversight. In the early 1930s, Nazi interrogation techniques were largely… Continue reading Verschärfte Vernehmung Or, As We Know It, Enhanced Interrogation

The Nazi Concentration Camp System

There was a common saying in Germany in the 1930s, “Lieber Gott, mach mich dumm, damit ich nicht nach Dachau kumm” (Dear God, make me dumb, that I might not to Dachau come.” KZ Dachau and its descendant camps were the Nazis’ principal instrument of intimidation for anyone regarded as a threat to the Nazi… Continue reading The Nazi Concentration Camp System