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George C. Browder
SUNY Research Foundation, College at Fredonia (Fredonia, NY 14063-1127)

The Formation and Development of SIPO and SD, 1931-1945

Study of growth of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD, Nazi Security Services) and the Sicherheitspolizei (SIPO, German Security Police, 1936-1945) as instruments of power for both the Nazi movement and for individuals such as Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, and Reinhard Heydrich, Chief of SIPO and SD. Despite its extreme role, this twin agency represents an excellent case study of police and security services in the modern world and their reactions to the pressures under which they operate. Offers an unusual wealth of material not usually available from secret files, since the files of both agencies were liberated after the war and have since been declassified. In fellow's graduate school research and dissertation, SIPO and SD, 1931-1945: The Formation of an Instrument of Power, he utilized published and unpublished materials assembled for the Nuremburg Trails (available at the National Archives) and micro-filmed copies of captured German files. To onvert dissertation into publishable manuscript, fellow to do additional research in German. (Fellow also received grant-in-aid from Research Foundation of State University of N.Y. to cover foreign travel expenses.)

Project fields:
History, General

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$1,500 (approved)
$1,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1970 – 8/31/1970