“revolutionized the revolution”

“In the words of historian Robert Gellately, war also ‘revolutionized the revolution’ in Nazi Germany.  War allowed German authorities to step up the pace of change at home and crack down on dissenters.  For example, restrictions on public meetings and control over the press tightened considerably after 1939.  Numbers of arrests continued to climb: for spreading so-called malicious rumors critical of the government or the Nazi party, for violating state state monopolies on information, for maintaining illegal organizations, and for engaging in other activities considered subversive.  The population of the ever expanding network of concentration camps and their satellites grew accordingly.” – Doris Bergen, War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust, pg. 141

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