Note 002
by Joachim C. Fest

2 Buchheim, Totalitarian Rule, especially the chapter on totalitarian rule and the state. The technique of confusion under discussion was still further perfected through the division of authority along functional lines which cut through the traditional geographical divisions, created new aggregations, over-lapped, etc. The territories of the Hitler Youth, for example, had nothing in common with the Gaue, which in turn had nothing in common with the geographical structure and position of the SA staff districts, the SS leadership districts, etc., while all of these together ran entirely counter to the division of the Lander. See Arendt, Origins of Totalitarianism.

From Chapter 10, Martin Bormann , Part 2 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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