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Fishburn and Hughes: "An abbreviation for the German Geheime Staatspolizei (German secret police) responsible for 'security' within the Third Reich. Founded by Goering, and later controlled by Himmler, it had the power of arbitrary arrest of anyone considered to be an enemy of the state, and its decisions were not subject to judicial examination. It was declared a criminal organisation by the Nuremberg Tribunal of 1946. The Secret Miracle." (78)