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the Gestapo

noun [+ sing/pl verb] uk   /ɡeˈʃtɑː.pəʊ/ us    /-poʊ/
the secret police of the Nazi period in Germany 1933-45, who used cruel and evil methods and were involved in the killing of a very large number of people
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