• It is natural that people do not want to be involved with us too much. There is no problem down to the smallest egotistical longing which the Gestapo cannot solve. Regarded in this way we are, if a joke is permitted, looked upon as a cross between a general maid and the dustbin of the Reich.

    "Gestapo : Instrument of Tyranny" by Edward Crankshaw, (p. 103), 1956.