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Heinrich Himmler


In office
1929–1945
Leader Adolf Hitler
Preceded by Erhard Heiden
Succeeded by Karl Hanke

In office
1943–1945
Chancellor Adolf Hitler
Preceded by Wilhelm Frick
Succeeded by Wilhelm Stuckart

Born 7 October 1900
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Died 23 May 1945, (aged 44)
Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Political party National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)
Spouse(s) Margarete Bode
Religion Roman Catholic (early)
Nazi mysticism[1]
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.Heinrich Luitpold Himmler (About this sound listen 7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945) was Reichsführer of the SS, a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party.^ May 23, 1945 - SS Reichsführer Himmler commits suicide.
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^ Heinrich Himmler, the Reichsfhrer SS, commanded the entire organization.
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^ Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS, at the podium .
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.As Chief of the German Police and later the Minister of the Interior, Himmler oversaw all internal and external police and security forces, including the Gestapo.^ As Reichsführer-SS , he oversaw all internal and external police and security forces, including the Gestapo .
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^ The chiefs of police had nothing to do with the Political Police, the Gestapo, or the Security Service.
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^ Heinrich Himmler is appointed chief of the German Police.

.Serving as Reichsführer and later as Commander of the Replacement (Home) Army and General Plenipotentiary for the entire Reich's administration (Generalbevollmächtigter für die Verwaltung), Himmler rose to become the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany.^ Second most powerful SS leader after Himmler.
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^ Himmler was an early member of the Nazi Party who rose in rank to become the second in command of Hitlers Reich.
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^ General Plenipotentiary for the Administration of the Reich (1935-1943).
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.As overseer of the concentration camps, extermination camps, and Einsatzgruppen (literally: task forces, often used as killing squads), Himmler coordinated the killing of some six million Jews, between 200,000 and 500,000 Roma,[2][3] many prisoners of war, and possibly another three to four million Poles, communists, or other groups whom the Nazis deemed unworthy to live or simply "in the way", including homosexuals, people with physical and mental disabilities, Jehovah's Witnesses and members of the Confessing Church.^ Yet many homosexuals were jailed and some did die in Nazi work camps.
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^ As founder and officer-in-charge of the Nazi concentration camps and the Einsatzgruppen death squads, Himmler held final command responsibility for implementing the industrial-scale extermination of between 6 and 12 million people.
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^ As overseer of concentration camps , extermination camps , and Einsatzgruppen (literally: task forces, often used as killing squads), Himmler coordinated the killing of millions of Jews , between 200,000 and 500,000 Roma , many prisoners of war, and possibly another three to four million Poles, communists, or other groups whom the Nazis deemed unworthy to live or simply 'in the way', including homosexuals, and those with physical and mental disabilities.
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.Shortly before the end of the war, he offered to surrender both Germany and himself to the Western Allies if he were spared prosecution.^ Shortly before the end of the war, he offered to surrender to the Allies if he were spared from prosecution .
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^ Toward the end of the war, Himmler tried continually, against Hitler's will and behind his back, to negotiate a surrender to the British and Americans.
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^ In 1918 the war ended and Germany was defeated, ending Himmler's aspirations of becoming a professional army officer.
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.After being arrested by British forces, he committed suicide before he could be questioned.^ After being arrested by British forces, he committed suicide before he could be questioned.
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^ Himmler was scheduled to stand trial with other German leaders as a war criminal at Nuremberg , but committed suicide in Lüneburg by potassium cyanide capsule before interrogation could begin.
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^ Himmler was scheduled to stand trial with other German leaders as a war criminal at Nuremberg , but committed suicide in Lüneburg by means of a potassium cyanide capsule before interrogation could begin.
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.Himmler has been named "the greatest mass murderer of all time" by German news magazine Der Spiegel.^ It was Himmler’s master stroke that he succeeded in indoctrinating the SS with an apocalyptic ‘idealism’ beyond all guilt and responsibility, which rationalized mass murder as a form of martyrdom and harshness towards oneself.
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^ He testifies at Nuremberg, then is later tried in Warsaw, found guilty and hanged at Auschwitz, April 16, 1947, near Crematory I. "History will mark me as the greatest mass murderer of all time," H ö ss writes while in prison, along with his memoirs about Auschwitz.
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^ All in all, there seems to be only one in the Nazi top who were interested in the occult, namely Heinrich Himmler.
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Early life

Himmler in 1907
.Heinrich Himmler was born in Munich to a Roman Catholic[5] Bavarian middle-class family.^ Heinrich Himmler was born in Munich to a Roman Catholic , Bavarian , middle-class family.
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^ The son of a pious, authoritarian Roman Catholic schoolmaster who had once been tutor to the Bavarian Crown Prince, Himmler was educated at a secondary school in Landshut.
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^ Heinrich had an older brother, Gebhard Ludwig Himmler, who was born on 29 July 1898, and a younger brother, Ernst Hermann Himmler, born on 23 December 1905.
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.His father was Joseph Gebhard Himmler, a secondary-school teacher and principal of the prestigious Wittelsbacher Gymnasium.^ His father was Joseph Gebhard Himmler, a secondary-school teacher and principal of the prestigious Wittelsbacher Gymnasium .
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^ The son of a pious, authoritarian Roman Catholic schoolmaster who had once been tutor to the Bavarian Crown Prince, Himmler was educated at a secondary school in Landshut.
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^ Himmler's father, the principal, sent him to spy on and punish other pupils.
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[6] .His mother was Anna Maria Himmler (maiden name Heyder), a devout Roman Catholic.^ His mother was Anna Maria Himmler (née Heyder), a devout Roman Catholic and an attentive mother.
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^ His mother was Anna Maria Himmler (maiden name Heyder), a devout Roman Catholic.
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^ The son of a pious, authoritarian Roman Catholic schoolmaster who had once been tutor to the Bavarian Crown Prince, Himmler was educated at a secondary school in Landshut.
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He had an older brother, Gebhard Ludwig Himmler, who was born on 29 July 1898, and a younger brother, Ernst Hermann Himmler, born on 23 December 1905.[7]
.Heinrich was named after his godfather, Prince Heinrich of Bavaria of the royal family of Bavaria, who was tutored by Gebhard Himmler.^ His father had been tutor to Prince Heinrich of Bavaria, and the young Himmler was not only named for him but was the Prince's godson.
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^ Heinrich was named after his godfather , Prince Heinrich of Bavaria of the royal family of Bavaria , who was tutored by Gebhard Himmler.
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^ The son of a pious, authoritarian Roman Catholic schoolmaster who had once been tutor to the Bavarian Crown Prince, Himmler was educated at a secondary school in Landshut.
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[8] .In 1910, Himmler attended Gymnasium in Landshut, where he studied classic literature.^ In 1910, Himmler attended Gymnasium in Landshut , where he studied classic literature .
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.Himmler's father, the principal, sent him to spy on and punish other pupils.^ Himmler's father, the principal, sent him to spy on and punish other pupils.
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^ His father was Joseph Gebhard Himmler, a secondary-school teacher and principal of the prestigious Wittelsbacher Gymnasium .
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^ Dönitz sent Himmler away, explaining that there was no place for him in the new German government .
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.His father even called him a born criminal.^ His father even called him a born criminal.
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[9] .While he struggled in athletics, he did well in his schoolwork.^ While he struggled in athletics, he did well in his schoolwork.
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.Also, at the behest of his father, Himmler kept a diary from age 10 until age 24. He enjoyed chess, harpsichord, stamp collecting, and gardening.^ He enjoyed chess , harpsichord , stamp collecting , and gardening .
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^ He enjoyed chess , harpsichord , stamp collecting , gardening and other extracurricular activities.
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^ Also, at the behest of his father, Heinrich kept a diary from age ten until age 24.
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.Throughout Himmler's youth and into adulthood, he was never at ease in interactions with women.^ Throughout Himmler’s youth and into adulthood, he was never at ease in interactions with women.
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.Himmler's diaries (1914–1918) show that he was extremely interested in war news.^ Himmler’s diaries (1914-1918) show that he was extremely interested in war news.
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^ Himmler’s diaries (1914-18) show that he was extremely interested in war news.
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^ In an extract of Norman Brook 's War Cabinet Diaries , [ 28 ] Winston Churchill took a view towards Himmler widely shared during the war, advocating his assassination.
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.He implored his father to use his royal connections to obtain an officer candidate position for him.^ He implored his father to use his royal connections to obtain an officer candidate position for him.
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.His parents eventually gave in, allowing him to train (upon graduation from secondary school in 1918) with the 11th Bavarian Regiment.^ His parents eventually gave in, allowing him to train (upon graduation from secondary school in 1918) with the 11th Bavarian Regiment.
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^ His parents eventually gave in, allowing him to train upon graduation from secondary school in 1918 with the 11th Bavarian Regiment.
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^ The son of a pious, authoritarian Roman Catholic schoolmaster who had once been tutor to the Bavarian Crown Prince, Himmler was educated at a secondary school in Landshut.
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.Since he was not athletic, he struggled throughout his military training.^ Since he was not athletic, he struggled throughout his military training.
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^ Since he had had no military training, his opinion carried little weight.
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.In 1918 the war ended with Germany's defeat, thus ending Himmler's aspirations of becoming a professional army officer.^ In 1918 the war ended with Germany's defeat, thus ending Himmler's aspirations of becoming a professional army officer.
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^ Toward the end of the war, Himmler tried continually, against Hitler's will and behind his back, to negotiate a surrender to the British and Americans.
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^ He served as an officer cadet in the Eleventh Bavarian Regiment at the end of World War I, later obtaining a diploma in agriculture from Munich Technical High School where he studied from 1918 to 1922.
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.From 1919 to 1922 Himmler studied agronomy at the Munich Technische Hochschule following a short-lived apprenticeship on a farm and subsequent illness.^ From 1919 to 1922 Himmler studied agronomy at the Munich Technische Hochschule following a short-lived apprenticeship on a farm and subsequent illness.
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^ Himmler underwent religious turmoil during his studies at Munich Technische Hochschule.
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^ Himmler then studied my interpretation of the horoscope, and because of the Jupiter-Saturn aspects which he found there and which he proceeded to explain with lively gestures, he gradually calmed down.
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.In his diaries he claimed to be a devout Roman Catholic, and wrote that he would never turn away from the Roman Church.^ In his diaries he claimed to be a devout Catholic, and wrote that he would never turn away from the church.
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^ In his diaries he claimed to be a devout Roman Catholic, and wrote that he would never turn away from the Roman Church.
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^ His mother was Anna Maria Himmler (maiden name Heyder), a devout Roman Catholic.
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.However, he was a member of a fraternity, and later the Thule Society, and felt both associations to be at odds with the tenets of the Church.^ However, he was a member of a fraternity, and later the Thule Society , and felt both associations to be at odds with the tenets of the Church.
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^ However, he was a member of a fraternity (and later the Thule Society ) which he felt to be at odds with the tenets of the church: biographers have defined Himmler’s theology as Ariosophy , his own religious dogma of racial superiority of the Aryan race and Germanic Meso-Paganism , partly from his interests in folklore and mythology of the ancient Teutonic tribes of Northern Europe.
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^ Both the Thule Society and the German Order became interchangeable in ideas and even membership.
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.Biographers have defined Himmler's theology as Ariosophy, his own religious dogma of racial superiority of the Aryan race and Germanic Meso-Paganism, developed partly from his interpretations of folklore and mythology of the ancient Teutonic tribes of Northern Europe.^ However, he was a member of a fraternity (and later the Thule Society ) which he felt to be at odds with the tenets of the church: biographers have defined Himmler’s theology as Ariosophy , his own religious dogma of racial superiority of the Aryan race and Germanic Meso-Paganism , partly from his interests in folklore and mythology of the ancient Teutonic tribes of Northern Europe.
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^ Biographers have defined Himmler’s theology as Ariosophy , his own religious dogma of racial superiority of the Aryan race and Germanic Meso-Paganism , developed partly from his interpretations of folklore and mythology of the ancient Teutonic tribes of Northern Europe .
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^ Partly, I think, because of his own neo-pagan beliefs, and partly due to an unswerving loyalty to Adolf Hitler - whose rabid anti-Semitism Himmler sought to justify by researching proof for Aryan superiority in the Germans' pagan past.The SS and neo-paganism .
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.During this time he was again obsessed with the idea of becoming a soldier.^ During this time he was again obsessed with the idea of becoming a soldier.
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.He wrote that if Germany did not soon go to war, he would go to another country to seek battle.^ He wrote that if Germany did not soon go to war, he would go to another country to seek battle.
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^ The war situation in Germany got more critical every day, and we assumed that it would not be possible to go ahead with the plan.

^ Himmler replied that he did not need a bodyguard inside Germany where the country was absolutely united behind the Führer.
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.In 1923, Himmler took part in Adolf Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch, serving under Ernst Röhm.^ Hess took part in the Beer-Hall Putsch of 1923 and was imprisoned with Hitler and other participants in Landsberg prison.
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^ In 1923, Himmler took part in Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch under Ernst Röhm .
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^ Took part in 1923 ‘Putsch’.
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.In 1926 he met his future wife in a hotel lobby while escaping a storm.^ In 1926 he met his future wife in a hotel lobby while escaping a storm.
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.Margarete Siegroth (née Boden) was seven years his senior, divorced, and Protestant.^ Margarete Siegroth (née Boden) was blonde-haired and blue-eyed, seven years his senior, divorced , and Protestant .
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^ Margarete Siegroth (née Boden) was seven years his senior, divorced , and Protestant .
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.On 3 July 1928, the two were married.^ On 3 July 1928, the two were married.
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^ A romance ensued and the two were married in 1928.
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^ On 3 July 1928, the two were married and had their only child, Gudrun , on 8 August 1929.
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.During this time Himmler worked unsuccessfully as a chicken farmer.^ During this time Himmler worked unsuccessfully as a chicken farmer .
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^ During this time, Himmler also dictated two letters to Dr. Kersten.

^ During this same time, Himmler became convinced that he was the reincarnation of Henry the Fowler, and that he could raise Heinrich I from the dead.
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[12] .They had their only child, Gudrun, on 8 August 1929. Himmler adored his daughter, and called her Püppi (English: "dolly").^ On 3 July 1928, the two were married and had their only child, Gudrun , on 8 August 1929.
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^ When the Karotechia was required to perform some ancient Germanic ritual for Himmler (virtually always ineffectual), they were called to the SS-order castle at Wewelsburg.
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^ Nazi mysticism Germanic neopaganism — Himmler was a neopagan adherent Karl Maria Wiligut - Called "Himmler's Rasputin" Gudrun Burwitz (Formerly Gudrun Himmler) - Himmler's beloved Daughter Ernst Kaltenbrunner - RSHA and SD chief under Himmler.
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.Margarete later adopted a son, in whom Himmler showed no interest.^ Margarete later adopted a son, in whom Himmler showed no interest.
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^ Himmler with Margaret, Gudrun and adopted step son.
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^ Himmler’s diaries (1914-18) show that he was extremely interested in war news.
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.Heinrich and Margarete Himmler separated in 1940 without seeking divorce.^ Heinrich and Margarete Himmler separated in 1940 without seeking divorce.
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^ Heinrich and Margarete separated in 1940 without seeking divorce.
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.At that time Himmler became friendly with a secretary, Hedwig Potthast, who left her job in 1941 and became his mistress.^ At that time Himmler became friendly with a secretary, Hedwig Potthast, who left her job in 1941 and became his mistress.
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^ He, with his mother and younger sister, were invited by Himmler's mistress, Hedwig Potthast, to see the Reichsführer's special collection in the attic of his new house there.
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^ Attractive daughter of a Cologne businessman and ex-sargeant major, she became secretary to Himmler and later his mistress when he lost all affection for Marga, his wife.
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.He fathered two children with her — a son, Helge (born 1942), and a daughter, Nanette Dorothea (born 1944).^ He fathered two children with her — a son, Helge (born 1942), and a daughter, Nanette Dorothea (born 1944).
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^ He got his first job working for this group of arch racists through his father-in-law, George Herbert Walker (for whom Prescott named his first born son).
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^ Improvement in the diets of children borne by women workers from the Eastern occupied countries (Ostarbeiter), 1942-1943 .
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.Himmler was also very interested in agriculture and the "back to the land" movement.^ Himmler was also very interested in agriculture and the "back to the land" movement.
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^ Without a doubt, Himmler was intelligent and well educated; he was very interested in history.

^ Himmler was interested also in herbalism, rural life and agriculture [Graber] - he was rather a "back-to-nature", "New Age" sort of man.
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He and his wife had romantic ideals of making a farming life. He joined the Artamanen society, a sort of idealistic back-to-the-land youth group, but mixed with racist ideology. He became one of the leaders of this movement. Through this movement he also apparently met Rudolf Höß,[13] who would later preside over Auschwitz, and Richard Walther Darré, who would later work in the RuSHA (race and resettlement office) of the SS.[14]

Rise in the SS

Himmler wearing an early SS uniform (black tie and cap), with the rank of Oberführer.

Early SS: 1925–1934

.Himmler joined the SS in 1925, his first position was that of SS-Gauführer (District Leader) in Bavaria.^ Himmler joined the SS in 1925 and became deputy–Reichsführer-SS in 1927.
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^ After working briefly as a salesman for a firm of fertilizer manufacturers, Himmler joined a para-military, nationalist organization and participated in the Munich Beer-Hall putsch of November 1923 as standard-bearer at the side of Ernst Rhm, Secretary to Gregor Strasser and his deputy district leader in Bavaria, Swabia and the Palatinate and also acting propaganda leader of the NSDAP from 1925 to 1930.
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^ Her ideas were picked up by the likes of the Thule Society and SS leader Heinrich Himmler and then perverted into esoteric Nazism.
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.In 1927, he became Deputy–Reichsführer-SS, with the rank of SS-Oberführer, and upon the resignation of SS commander Erhard Heiden, in 1929, Himmler was appointed Reichsführer-SS.^ Reichsführer-SS 1929–1945 .
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^ Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS, at the podium .
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^ Upon the resignation of SS commander Erhard Heiden , Himmler was appointed Reichsführer-SS in January 1929.
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.At that time, the SS then had 280 members and was merely an elite battalion of the much larger Sturmabteilung (SA).^ The SS then had 280 members and was merely an elite battalion of the much larger Sturmabteilung (SA) .
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^ During the time of struggle for power it was only the intelligence service of the SS. At that time we had, for quite natural reasons, an intelligence service with the regiments, battalions and companies.
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^ We accepted a young man who had not been in the SA or the General SS much more readily into the Waffen-SS than an older Party member who had a physical disability.
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.Over the next year, Himmler began a major expansion of the organization and, in 1930, he was promoted to the rank of SS-Gruppenführer (Reichsführer was, at that time, simply a title for the National Commander of the SS).^ Heinrich Himmler, the Reichsfhrer SS, commanded the entire organization.
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^ In 1933, Himmler was promoted to SS- Obergruppenführer .
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^ Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS, at the podium .
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.By 1933, the SS numbered 52,000 members.^ Elected in 1930 to the Reichstag as Nazi deputy for Weser-Ems, Himmler concentrated on extending SS membership - which reached 52,000 by 1933 - and securing its independence from control by Rohm's SA, to which it was initially subordinated.
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^ By 1931 he was a member of the NSDAP and the SS and in 1933 was appointed to head the criminal police of the Third Reich, the KRIPO .
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^ Elected in 1930 to the Reichstag as Nazi deputy for Weser-Ems, Himmler concentrated on extending SS membership--which reached 52,000 by 1933--and securing its independence from control by Rhm's SA, to which it was initially subordinated.
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.The organization enforced strict membership requirements ensuring that all members were of Hitler's Aryan Herrenvolk ("Aryan master race").^ But scholars had failed to uncover any proof of such a master race lighting the torch of civilization and giving birth to all the refinements of human culture.
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^ This year was for the SS the hardest trial ; for it was a time when all organizations flourished, a time of great assault and tidal waves of those who desired membership in the party and its organizations.
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^ The equality of all citizens, regardless of race, led to the mixing of Europeans with Jews, Negro, Mongols and so on, resulting in the decay and decline of the Aryan race.
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.Himmler and his deputy Reinhard Heydrich began an effort to separate the SS from SA control.^ Himmler and his deputy Reinhard Heydrich began an effort to separate the SS from SA control.
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^ Elected in 1930 to the Reichstag as Nazi deputy for Weser-Ems, Himmler concentrated on extending SS membership - which reached 52,000 by 1933 - and securing its independence from control by Rohm's SA, to which it was initially subordinated.
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^ Elected in 1930 to the Reichstag as Nazi deputy for Weser-Ems, Himmler concentrated on extending SS membership--which reached 52,000 by 1933--and securing its independence from control by Rhm's SA, to which it was initially subordinated.
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.Black SS uniforms replaced the SA brown shirts in July 1932 and by 1934 enough quantities were manufactured for general use by all.^ Black SS uniforms replaced the SA brown shirts in July 1932 and by 1934 enough quantities were manufactured for general use by all.
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^ On July 7th 1932 the black and earth grey service uniforms, for Allgemeine-SS, (General SS), SS-VT, SS-Verfgungstruppe, (SS-Special Purpose Troops), SS-TV, SS-Totenkopfverbnde, (SS-Deaths Head Units), and SS-SD, SS-Sicherheitsdienst und Sicherheitspolizei, (SS-Security Service and Security Police) personnel was first introduced to replace the brown shirt, "Tradition", uniform.
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^ Himmler wearing an early SS uniform (black tie and cap), with the rank of Oberführer.
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[15] .In 1933, Himmler was promoted to SS-Obergruppenführer.^ In 1933, Himmler was promoted to SS- Obergruppenführer .
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^ Correspondence between Reichsführer-SS Himmler and SS-Obergruppenführer Hauser, 1941-1944 .
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.This made him an equal of the senior SA commanders, who by this time loathed the SS and envied its power.^ This made him an equal of the senior SA commanders, who by this time loathed the SS and envied its power.
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^ A speech Himmler made to senior SS men in 1942 reveals his attitude towards Christianity: .
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^ The SA ranks struck Williamson as having 'the spirit of English gentlemen who had transcended class-consciousness', which brought him to the exclamation, 'Heil Hitler!
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.Himmler, Hermann Göring, and General Werner von Blomberg agreed that the SA and its leader Ernst Röhm posed a threat to the German Army and the Nazi leadership.^ Persuaded by Himmler and Göring, Hitler agreed that Röhm had to be eliminated.
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^ Himmler, Hermann Göring , and General Werner von Blomberg agreed that the SA and its leader Ernst Röhm posed a threat to the German Army and the Nazi leadership.
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^ Göring transferred authority over the Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei), the Prussian secret police , to Himmler, who was also named chief of all German police outside Prussia .
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Röhm had socialist and populist views, and believed that the real revolution had not yet begun. .He felt that the SA should become the sole arms-bearing corps of the state.^ He felt that the SA should become the sole arms-bearing corps of the state.
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^ This British journalist also quoted several survivors who felt that the concentration camp should have been left in its original state.
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.This left some Nazi, military and political leaders believing Röhm was intent on using the SA to undertake a coup.^ Some of the other Italians saluted using the standard military salute, not the Nazi salute.
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^ This left some Nazi, military and political leaders believing Röhm was intent on using the SA to undertake a coup .
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^ The Prosecution accuses it of being a special instrument for the oppression and elimination of political opponents and of having aided realization of the Nazi ideology by use of force.
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.Persuaded by Himmler and Göring, Hitler agreed that Röhm had to be eliminated.^ Persuaded by Himmler and Göring, Hitler agreed that Röhm had to be eliminated.
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^ In 1923, Himmler took part in Adolf Hitler 's Beer Hall Putsch , serving under Ernst Röhm .
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^ Himmler, Hermann Göring , and General Werner von Blomberg agreed that the SA and its leader Ernst Röhm posed a threat to the German Army and the Nazi leadership.
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.He delegated this task to Reinhard Heydrich, Kurt Daluege, and Werner Best, who ordered Röhm's execution (carried out by Theodor Eicke) and other senior SA officials, plus some of Hitler's personal enemies, (like Gregor Strasser and Kurt von Schleicher), on 30 June 1934, in what became known as the Night of the Long Knives.^ June 30, 1934 — The Night of the Long Knives .
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^ Executed along with Ernst Roehm and other senior SA leaders on June 30, 1934, known as the "night of the long knives".
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^ He delegated this task to Reinhard Heydrich , Kurt Daluege , and Werner Best , who ordered Röhm's execution (carried out by Theodor Eicke ) and other senior SA officials, plus some of Hitler’s personal enemies, (like Gregor Strasser and Kurt von Schleicher ), on 30 June 1934, in what became known as the Night of the Long Knives .
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.The next day, the SS became an independent organization responsible only to Hitler, and Himmler's title of Reichsführer-SS became the highest formal SS rank.^ Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS, at the podium .
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^ Himmler joined the SS in 1925 and became deputy–Reichsführer-SS in 1927.
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^ The next day, the SS became an independent organization responsible only to Hitler.
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Consolidation of power

.On 20 April 1934, Göring formed a partnership with Himmler and Heydrich.^ Masur then met Himmler himself during the night of 20-21 April.
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.Göring transferred authority over the Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei), the Prussian secret police, to Himmler, who was also named chief of all German police outside Prussia.^ Heinrich Himmler is appointed chief of the German Police.

^ Göring transferred authority over the Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei), the Prussian secret police , to Himmler, who was also named chief of all German police outside Prussia .
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^ One of them involved wearing the black uniform of Heinrich Himmler, the Chief of the SS/Gestapo.
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.On 22 April 1934, Himmler named Heydrich the head of the Gestapo.^ Himmler then declared that he was the head of the Gestapo.
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^ In September 1933 he was made Commander of all political police units outside Prussia and, though formally under Goering , became head of the Prussian Police and Gestapo on 20 April 1934.
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^ In September 1933 he was made Commander of all political police units outside Prussia and, though formally under Gring, became head of the Prussian Police and Gestapo on April 20, 1934 .
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.Heydrich continued as head of the SD, as well.^ Heydrich continued as head of the SD, as well.
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^ Nebe and Heess proposed this to their commander Heydrich, head of the security police and the SD [footnote 42].
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[16]
.On 17 June 1936, Himmler was named Chief of German Police after Hitler announced a decree that was to "unify the control of Police duties in the Reich".[17] Traditionally, law enforcement in Germany had been a state and local matter.^ Traditionally, law enforcement in Germany had been a state and local matter.
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^ On 17 June 1936, Himmler was named Chief of German Police after Hitler announced a decree that was to "unify the control of Police duties in the Reich".
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^ That the state happened to be Hitler's Third Reich was a matter of circumstance".
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.In this role, Himmler was nominally subordinate to Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick.^ In this role, Himmler was nominally subordinate to Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick .
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^ It was only in 1943, when Himmler was appointed minister of the interior, that the transfer of ministerial power was complete.
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^ In 1943, Himmler was appointed Reich Interior Minister, replacing Frick, with whom he had engaged in a turf war for over a decade.
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.However, the decree effectively merged the police with the SS, making it virtually independent of Frick's control.^ However, the decree effectively merged the police with the SS, making it virtually independent of Frick's control.
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^ However, in occupied territories not incorporated into the Reich proper, Sipo consolidation within the SS line of command proved mostly effective.
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^ However, Karl Hermann Frank, the supreme commander of the SS and the Police in Bohemia and Moravia, vetoed this.
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.Himmler gained authority as all of Germany's uniformed law enforcement agencies were amalgamated into the new Ordnungspolizei (Orpo: "order police"), whose main office became a headquarters branch of the SS. Despite his title, Himmler gained only partial control of the uniformed police.^ Himmler gained authority as all of Germany’s uniformed law enforcement agencies were amalgamated into the new Ordnungspolizei (Orpo: "order police") , whose main office became a headquarters branch of the SS. Despite his title, Himmler gained only partial control of the uniformed police.
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^ BRILL: We were not under Himmler's orders at all.
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^ For instance, Frick had tried to restrict the widespread use of "protective custody" orders that were used to send people to concentration camps, only to be begged off by Himmler.
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.The actual powers granted to him were some that were previously exercised by the ministry of the interior.^ The actual powers granted to him were some that were previously exercised by the ministry of the interior.
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^ In practice he had little influence in the face of competition for the exercise of power, particularly from Himmler and the SS, but also from the military and some of his nominal subordinates.
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^ However, as far as their authority and the power with regard to orders were concerned, according to the text of this decree, the actual superiors of the Police were the heads of the main offices of the Order Police and the Security Police in the Reich Ministry of the Interior.
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.It was only in 1943, when Himmler was appointed Minister of the Interior, that the transfer of ministerial power was complete.^ Interior Minister of Germany 1943–1945 .
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^ It was only in 1943, when Himmler was appointed minister of the interior, that the transfer of ministerial power was complete.
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^ In this role, Himmler was nominally subordinate to Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick .
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.With the 1936 appointment, Himmler also gained ministerial authority over Germany's non-political detective forces, the Kriminalpolizei (Kripo: crime police), which he merged with the Gestapo into the Sicherheitspolizei (SiPo: security police) under Heydrich's command, and thus gain operational control over Germany's entire detective force.^ With the 1936 appointment, Himmler also gained ministerial authority over Germany’s non-political detective forces, the Kriminalpolizei (Kripo: crime police) , which he merged with the Gestapo into the Sicherheitspolizei (Sipo: security police) under Heydrich's command, and thus gain operational control over Germany’s entire detective force.
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^ The chiefs of police had nothing to do with the Political Police, the Gestapo, or the Security Service.
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^ Speech before Commanders of the Security Police.

[18] .This merger was never complete within the Reich, with Kripo remaining mainly under the control of its own civilian administration and later the party apparatus (as the latter annexed the civilian administration).^ We will never succeed in bringing the pestilence called corruption under control, not even within our own ranks -- it's not so bad yet -- unless we persecute all signs of incipient corruption in our ranks without exception and without restriction, without asking "Who is it?", and without saying "But...
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^ It was the first concentration camp to be set up in 1933, and it was the first to be under the direct supervision of Heinrich Himmler, who soon controlled the entire concentration camp network in the German Reich.
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^ This war will ensure that everything annexed to the German Reich, to Greater Germany, and then to the Germanic Reich in the years since 1938, will remain ours.
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.However, in occupied territories not incorporated into the Reich proper, Sipo consolidation within the SS line of command proved mostly effective.^ However, in occupied territories not incorporated into the Reich proper, Sipo consolidation within the SS line of command proved mostly effective.
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^ I have already stated that the activity of the Higher SS and Police Leaders in the occupied territories differed entirely, from the activity of the Higher SS and Police Leaders in the Reich.
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^ The Ahnenerbe incorporated the membership of Crowley's spurious Templar Order, the Vril, and the Thule Gesellschaft into the Black Order of the SS. 7 .
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.In September 1939, following the outbreak of World War II, Himmler formed the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA: Reich Main Security Office) wherein the SiPo (Gestapo and Kripo) along with the Sicherheitsdienst (SD: security services) became departments under Heydrich's command therein.^ In September 1939, following the outbreak of World War II , Himmler formed the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA: Reich Main Security Office) wherein the Sipo (Gestapo and Kripo) along with the Sicherheitsdienst (SD: security services) became departments under Heydrich's command therein.
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^ World War II political leaders .
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^ The similarity of names encouraged Himmler's interest in German witchcraft , and in 1935 he set up Special Unit H (Sonderkommando H) in Archive Department 7 of the Reich Security Main Office (Reichssicherheitshauptarmt - RSHA), the umbrella organization of the SS, Gestapo and criminal police.
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.Himmler oversaw the entire concentration camp system.^ Himmler oversaw the entire concentration camp system .
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^ Himmler then got to the subject of the concentration camps.

^ For instance, Frick had tried to restrict the widespread use of "protective custody" orders that were used to send people to concentration camps, only to be begged off by Himmler.
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.Once World War II began, however, new internment camps, which were not formally classified as concentration camps, were established over which Himmler and the SS did not exercise control.^ Himmler then establishes Mauthausen concentration camp near Linz.
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^ Himmler then got to the subject of the concentration camps.

^ In March - SS Deathshead division is established to guard concentration camps.
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.In 1943, following the outbreak of popular word-of-mouth criticism of the regime as a result of the Stalingrad disaster, the party apparatus, professing disappointment with the Gestapo's performance in deterring such criticism, established the Politische Staffeln (political squads) as its own political policing organ, breaking the Gestapo's monopoly in this field.^ In 1943, following the outbreak of popular word-of-mouth criticism of the regime as a result of the Stalingrad disaster , the party apparatus, professing disappointment with the Gestapo’s performance in deterring such criticism, established the Politische Staffeln (political squads) as its own political policing organ, breaking the Gestapo’s monopoly in this field.
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^ However, the GESTAPO and the SD were brought into close working relationship, the SD serving primarily as the information-gathering agency and the GESTAPO as the executive agency of the police system established by the Nazis for the purpose of combating the political and ideological enemies of the Nazi regime.
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^ This merger was never complete within the Reich , with Kripo remaining mainly under the control of its own civilian administration and later the party apparatus (as the latter annexed the civilian administration).
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Himmler (left) with, from left to right: Reinhard Heydrich, Karl Wolff and an unidentified assistant at the Obersalzberg, May 1939
.The SS during these years developed its own military branch, the SS-Verfügungstruppe (SS-VT), which later evolved into the Waffen-SS.^ The Waffen-SS was a military body.
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^ I recall further that about 800 Army men were drafted into the Waffen-SS in the summer of 1941.
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^ BRILL: Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly young men, were inducted into the Waffen-SS. These people were 13, 14-per-haps 16 years old at the beginning of the war.
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.Even though nominally under the authority of Himmler, the Waffen-SS developed a fully militarized structure of command and operationally were incorporated in the war effort parallel to the Wehrmacht.^ The commands of the Waffen--SS-the commands of the concentration camps were officially on the budget of the Waffen-SS, as it was necessary to have all economic...
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^ And this Inspectorate of the Con-centration Camps was not under the command office of the Waffen-SS and received no orders from this office.
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^ BRILL: I said they were on the budget of the Waffen-SS. For economic reasons it was necessary that the commands, in their dealings with the Reich, operate under the name of an organization which had the possibility of working with Reich funds and with the Reich authorities.
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.Many contemporary commentators refuse to recognize the Waffen SS as an honorable military organisation.^ Many contemporary commentators refuse to recognize the Waffen SS as an honorable military organisation.
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^ The Waffen-SS was a military body.
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^ BRILL: The Erguenzungs Amt of the Waffen-SS concerned itself with the enrollment and examination of recruits for the Waffen-SS as well as with the military supervision of the members of the Waffen-SS. I was the head of a main.
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Its units were involved in notorious incidents of murdering civilians and unarmed prisoners. .This was one of many reasons that the International Military Tribunal declared the SS to be a criminal organization.^ The SS was in reality a complex political and military organization made up of three separate and distinct branches, all related but equally unique in their functions and goals.
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^ HERR PELCKMANN: Was the reason for this order of Hitler a military one?
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^ He asked them to inform their supranational organizations, especially the International Committee of the Red Cross, about their observations and declared that, if it wished, this Committee could send a delegation to visit the camp.
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Himmler and the Holocaust

Himmler (front right, beside prisoner) visiting the Dachau Concentration Camp in 1936.
.After the Night of the Long Knives, the SS-Totenkopfverbände organized and administered Germany's regime of concentration camps and, after 1941, extermination camps in occupied Poland as well.^ After the Night of the Long Knives , the SS- Totenkopfverbände organized and administered Germany’s regime of concentration camps and, after 1941, extermination camps in occupied Poland as well.
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^ Concentration and Extermination camps .
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^ The commands of the Waffen--SS-the commands of the concentration camps were officially on the budget of the Waffen-SS, as it was necessary to have all economic...
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.The SS, through its intelligence arm, the Security Service (Sicherheitsdienst, or SD), dealt with Jews, Gypsies, communists and those persons of any other cultural, racial, political or religious affiliation deemed by the Nazis to be either Untermensch (sub-human) or in opposition to the regime, and placing them in concentration camps.^ The SS, through its intelligence arm, the Security Service ( Sicherheitsdienst , or SD), dealt with Jews , Gypsies , communists and those persons of any other cultural, racial , political or religious affiliation deemed by the Nazis to be either Untermensch (sub-human) or in opposition to the regime, and placing them in concentration camps.
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^ This prompted Hitler to disband the Abwehr and make Himmler's Security Service ( Sicherheitsdienst , or SD) the sole intelligence service of the Third Reich .
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^ He was ably supported by Reinhard Heydrich who headed the intelligence service of the party, the Sicherheitsdienst, better known as the SD. Heydrich had the stomach for the more ruthless aspects of Nazi racial policy that left Himmler feeling uncomfortable.
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.Himmler opened the first of these camps at Dachau on 22 March 1933. He was the main architect of the Holocaust, using elements of mysticism and a fanatical belief in the racist Nazi ideology to justify the murder of millions of victims.^ He was the main architect of the Holocaust , using elements of mysticism and a fanatical belief in the racist Nazi ideology to justify the murder of millions of victims.
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^ Himmler opened the first of these camps at Dachau on 22 March 1933.
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^ In 1933 he had set up the first concentration camp in Dachau and in the next few years, with Hitler's encouragement, greatly extended the range of persons who qualified for internment in the camps.Himmler's philosophical mysticism, his cranky obsessions with mesmerism, the occult, herbal remedies and homeopathy went hand in hand with a narrow-minded fanatical racialism and commitment to the 'Aryan' myth.
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.Himmler had similar plans for the Poles; intellectuals were to be killed, and he believed most other Poles were to be only literate enough to read traffic signs.^ Himmler had similar plans for the Poles, intellectuals were to be killed and most other Poles were to be only literate enough to read traffic signs.
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^ Nebe must have learned by these two experiments, that only the idea to kill with exhaust gases, which most probably was his own, was feasible [footnote 40].
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^ Other people do believe in the existence of the White Race and will kill you to prove it.
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.On 18 December 1941, Himmler's appointment book shows he met with Hitler, where in answer to Himmler's question "What to do with the Jews of Russia?", Hitler's response is recorded as "als Partisanen auszurotten" (exterminate them as partisans").^ On 18 December 1941, Himmler's appointment book shows he met with Hitler, where in answer to Himmler's question "What to do with the Jews of Russia ?", Hitler's response is recorded as "als Partisanen auszurotten" (exterminate them as partisans").
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^ The question is: "were Jews exterminated in gas chambers"?
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^ December 10, 2009 11:59 AM [ report this ] Dead Himmler replied to comment from SP It's a question of taste you moron.
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.In contrast to Hitler, Himmler inspected concentration camps.^ Heinrich Himmler inspecting the Dachau concentration camp, 1936.
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^ In contrast to Hitler, Himmler inspected concentration camps.
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^ For instance, Frick had tried to restrict the widespread use of "protective custody" orders that were used to send people to concentration camps, only to be begged off by Himmler.
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.As a result of these inspections, the Nazis searched for a new and more expedient way to kill, which culminated in the use of the gas chambers.^ As a result of these inspections, the Nazis searched for a new and more expedient way to kill, which culminated in the use of the gas chambers .
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^ Subsequent to this experience, he ordered as a "more humane means" of execution the use of poison gas in specially constructed chambers disguised as shower rooms.
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^ Afterwards, however, there were more and better ways to solve these kinds of problems and to punish their enemies at the same time.
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.Himmler wanted to breed a master race of Nordic Aryans in Germany.^ Himmler wanted to breed a master race of Nordic Aryans in Germany.
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^ The organization enforced strict membership requirements ensuring that all members were of Hitler’s Aryan Herrenvolk ("Aryan master race").
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^ He went on to explain that Germany did not want to incorporate Czechoslovakia or Poland into the German Reich, nor the Hungarians, Rumanians ‘or any other race’ .
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.His experience as a chicken farmer had taught him the rudiments of animal breeding which he proposed to apply to humans.^ His experience as a chicken farmer had taught him the rudiments of animal breeding which he proposed to apply to humans.
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.He believed that he could engineer the German populace, through selective breeding, to be entirely "Nordic" in appearance within several decades of the end of the war.^ He believed that he could engineer the German populace, through selective breeding, to be entirely "Nordic" in appearance within several decades of the end of the war.
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^ Thus, this entire people has been drenched in, and is held together by, Nordic-Faelisch- -Germanic blood; so that in the end one could, and still can, continue to speak of a German people.
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^ It was his conviction that by systematically pursuing his policy, 'on the basis of Menders Law', the German people could in 120 years once more become 'authentically German in appearance'.
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Posen speech

.On 4 October 1943, Himmler referred explicitly to the extermination of the Jewish people during a secret SS meeting in the city of Poznań (Posen).^ Main article: Posen speeches On 4 October 1943, Himmler referred explicitly to the extermination of the Jewish people during a secret SS meeting in the city of Poznań (Posen).
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^ Heinrich Himmler , 4 October 1943 .
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^ Posen 4 October 1943 .
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The following is an excerpt from a transcription of an audio recording[22] that exists of the speech:
.I also want to refer here very frankly to a very difficult matter.^ I also want to refer here very frankly to a very difficult matter.
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^ The evacuation of the Jews I want to mention another very difficult matter here before you in all frankness.
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.We can now very openly talk about this among ourselves, and yet we will never discuss this publicly.^ We can now very openly talk about this among ourselves, and yet we will never discuss this publicly.
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^ We shall now discuss it absolutely openly among ourselves, nevertheless we shall never speak of it in public.
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^ Let us thank God that we had within us enough self-evident fortitude never to discuss it among us, and we never talked about it.
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.Just as we did not hesitate on 30 June 1934, to perform our duty as ordered and put comrades who had failed up against the wall and execute them, we also never spoke about it, nor will we ever speak about it.^ Just as we did not hesitate on 30 June 1934, to perform our duty as ordered and put comrades who had failed up against the wall and execute them, we also never spoke about it, nor will we ever speak about it.
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^ Just as little as we hesitated to do our duty as ordered on 30 June 1934, and place comrades who had failed against the wall and shoot them, just as little did we ever speak of it, and we shall never speak of it.
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^ He delegated this task to Reinhard Heydrich , Kurt Daluege , and Werner Best , who ordered Röhm's execution (carried out by Theodor Eicke ) and other senior SA officials, plus some of Hitler’s personal enemies, (like Gregor Strasser and Kurt von Schleicher ), on 30 June 1934, in what became known as the Night of the Long Knives .
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.Let us thank God that we had within us enough self-evident fortitude never to discuss it among us, and we never talked about it.^ It was a matter of course, of tact, for us, thank God, never to speak of it, never to talk of it.
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^ Let us thank God that we had within us enough self-evident fortitude never to discuss it among us, and we never talked about it.
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^ Before he went I made him promise me not to talk about MB to Nansen, and not about Nansen to MB That was a waste of breath for both of us.
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.Every one of us was horrified, and yet every one clearly understood that we would do it next time, when the order is given and when it becomes necessary.^ It made everybody shudder; yet everyone was clear in his mind that he would do it again if ordered to do so, and if it was necessary.
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^ Individuals who failed were punished according to an order given by me at the beginning, which threatened: he who takes even one mark of it, that's his death.
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^ It would save stamps, and be much simpler, it would save us all time, if the gentlemen would write to each other, and sit down together for once.
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.I am now referring to the evacuation of the Jews, to the extermination of the Jewish people.^ I mean the evacuation of the Jews, the extermination of the Jewish people.
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^ I am thinking now of the evacuation of the Jews, the extirpation of the Jewish people.
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^ Terezin had to exist mainly to prove that the extermination of the Jews was only a figment of Jewish "Greueropaganda" (propaganda of atrocities).
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.This is something that is easily said: 'The Jewish people will be exterminated', says every Party member, 'this is very obvious, it is in our program — elimination of the Jews, extermination, a small matter.'^ This is something that is easily said: 'The Jewish people will be exterminated', says every Party member, 'this is very obvious, it is in our program — elimination of the Jews, extermination, a small matter.'
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^ I am now referring to the evacuation of the Jews, to the extermination of the Jewish people.
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^ I mean the evacuation of the Jews, the extermination of the Jewish people.
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.And then they turn up, the upstanding 80 million Germans, and each one has his decent Jew.^ And then they all come along, these 80 million good Germans, and every one of them has his decent Jew.
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^ And then they all come along, the eighty million good Germans, and each one has his decent Jew.
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^ And then they turn up, the upstanding 80 million Germans, and each one has his decent Jew.
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.They say the others are all swine, but this particular one is a splendid Jew.^ Of course the others are swine, but this one is a first-class Jew.
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^ They say the others are all pigs, but this particular one is a splendid Jew.
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^ But those days had been followed by others in which dirt had been flung over all the values which they had represented and embodied.
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But none has observed it, endured it. .Most of you here know what it means when 100 corpses lie next to each other, when there are 500 or when there are 1,000. To have endured this and at the same time to have remained a decent person — with exceptions due to human weaknesses — has made us tough, and is a glorious chapter that has not and will not be spoken of.^ Most of you know what it means when 100 bodies lie together, when 500 lie there, or if 1,000 lie there.
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^ To have gone through this, and at the same time, apart from exceptions caused by human weaknesses, to have remained decent, that has made us hard.
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^ Most of you here know what it means when 100 corpses lie next to each other, when there are 500 or when there are 1,000.
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.Because we know how difficult it would be for us if we still had Jews as secret saboteurs, agitators and rabble rousers in every city, what with the bombings, with the burden and with the hardships of the war.^ This is a chapter of glory in our history which has never been written, and which never shall be written; since we know how hard it would be for us if we still had the Jews, as secret saboteurs, agitators, and slander-mongers, among us now, in every city -- during the bombing raids, with the suffering and deprivations of the war.
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^ In the main, all his demands were agreed to, including the fact that no Jews would be shot, but all subject to the condition that the negotiations with Himmler should remain secret.
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^ BRILL: That means that every man was included in a card index so that in case of reclamation by his employer the office concerned would know exactly where the man was and when he would be available again.
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.If the Jews were still part of the German nation, we would most likely arrive now at the state we were at in 1916 and '17 .^ If the Jews were still part of the German nation, we would most likely arrive now at the state we were at in 1916 and '17 .
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^ We would probably already be in the same situation as in 1916/17 if we still had the Jews in the body of the German people.
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^ I would like to state something here clearly and unequivocally: that the little man must obey is a matter of course.
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. . .

Heinrich Himmler, 4 October 1943

World War II

Himmler (behind flag) with Hitler (only back, left of the flag) in Poland in September 1939
.In 1939 Himmler masterminded Operation Himmler, arguably the first operation of World War II in Europe.^ Himmler (behind flag) with Hitler (only back, left of the flag) in Poland in September 1939 In 1939 Himmler masterminded Operation Himmler , arguably the first operation of World War II in Europe.
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^ World War II political leaders .
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^ In September 1939, following the outbreak of World War II , Himmler formed the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA: Reich Main Security Office) wherein the Sipo (Gestapo and Kripo) along with the Sicherheitsdienst (SD: security services) became departments under Heydrich's command therein.
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.Before the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 (Operation Barbarossa), Himmler prepared his SS for a war of extermination against the forces of "Judeo-Bolshevism". Himmler, always glad to make parallels between Nazi Germany and the Middle Ages, compared the invasion to the Crusades.^ As founder and officer-in-charge of the Nazi concentration camps and the Einsatzgruppen death squads, Himmler held final command responsibility for implementing the industrial-scale extermination of between 6 and 12 million people.
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^ He operated in Paris, Shanghai, and, most notably, in Nazi Germany during World War II where he infiltrated the SD (political security police) and practically single-handed exposed an attempt by Britain and the United States to conclude a separate peace with the Nazis and open a joint front against the Soviet Union.
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^ This document contains several curricula vitae on certain Nazi leaders prepared by the Political Warfare Executive, including this one on Himmler ( Appendix 3 ).
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.He collected volunteers from all over Europe, especially those of Nordic stock who were perceived to be racially closest to Germans, like the Danes, Norwegians, Swedes and Dutch.^ He collected volunteers from all over Europe, especially those of Nordic stock who were perceived to be racially closest to Germans , like the Danes , Norwegians , Swedes and Dutch .
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^ The main reason for this unplanned growth is due to the fact that all racial Germans who volunteered from the north, from the east, and from the southeast of Europe, served in the Waffen-SS. The total strength, all losses considered, may be estimated at about 900,000 men.
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^ In 1942 racial Germans and volunteers from the Reich who did not, however, volunteer as guards for concentration camps, but for the Waffen-SS, and who, because of unsuitability for service at the front, could not be put in the Waffen-SS, were made guards.
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.After the invasion, Ukrainians, Latvians, Lithuanians, and Estonians volunteers were also recruited, attracting the non-Germanic volunteers by declaring a pan-European crusade to defend the traditional values of old Europe from the "Godless Bolshevik hordes". Thousands volunteered and many thousands more were conscripted.^ Thousands volunteered and many thousands more were conscripted .
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^ After the invasion, Ukrainians , Latvians , Lithuanians , and Estonians volunteers were also recruited, attracting the non-Germanic volunteers by declaring a pan-European crusade to defend the traditional values of old Europe from the "Godless Bolshevik hordes".
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^ He collected volunteers from all over Europe, especially those of Nordic stock who were perceived to be racially closest to Germans , like the Danes , Norwegians , Swedes and Dutch .
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.In the Baltic states many natives were willing to serve against the Red Army due to their loathing of their oppression after the occupation by the Soviet Union.^ In the Baltic states many natives volunteered to serve due to their loathing of their oppression after the occupation by the Soviet Union .
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^ Before the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 ( Operation Barbarossa ), Himmler prepared his SS for a war of extermination against the forces of " Judeo-Bolshevism ".
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^ His hand was most probably in the Tukhachevsky Affair — which led to the purge of Red Army generals in the Soviet Union — and he fabricated the scandalous intrigue which brought down the leading German generals von Blomberg...and von Fritsch...
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.These men were conscripted into the Waffen-SS. Employed against Soviet troops, they performed acceptably.^ He wanted to have a Waffen-SS, a special troop.
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^ When they came into the Waffen-SS, they were only used at the front.
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^ As long as they were employed against Soviet troops, they performed acceptably because they expected no mercy if captured.
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[23] .Waffen SS recruitment in Western and Nordic Europe collected much less manpower, though a number of Waffen-SS Legions were founded, such as the Wallonian contingent led by Leon Degrelle, whom Himmler planned to appoint chancellor of a restored Burgundy within the Nazi orbit once the war was over.^ HERR PELCKMANN: Did Heinrich Himmler have any influence on the divisions of the Waffen-SS, and if so, what influence did he have?
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^ For this purpose the SS guards were created, the overwhelming majority of whom, led by Ger-mans, carried out their duties satisfactorily.
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^ Biddle): Witness, you said that the Kom-mandaturen were within the budget of the Waffen-SS. Did you mean on the budget of the Waffen-SS? .
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.In 1942, Reinhard Heydrich, Himmler's right hand man, was assassinated near Prague after an attack by Czech special forces supplied by British Intelligence and the Czechoslovak rebellion.^ This attitude is easily recognized in the case of his second-in-command, Reinhard Heydrich, whose own contribution to the Third Reich deserves special attention.
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^ He was ably supported by Reinhard Heydrich who headed the intelligence service of the party, the Sicherheitsdienst, better known as the SD. Heydrich had the stomach for the more ruthless aspects of Nazi racial policy that left Himmler feeling uncomfortable.
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^ Heydrich, the man most responsible for this atrocity, met his death in May, 1942, at the hands of two Czechoslovakian resistance fighters.
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.Himmler immediately carried out a brutal reprisal, killing the entire population, including women and children, of the village of Lidice.^ Before Himmler's arrival K.H.Frank was to have carried out an inspection of his route.
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^ Over 1,500 people were immediately executed and thousands more followed, including the entire population of Lidice (ibid.:1289).
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^ It is alleged in the mainstream "History" that Himmler carried out the Holocaust out of loyalty to Hitler.
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Interior Minister

.In 1943, Himmler was appointed Reich Interior Minister, replacing Frick, with whom he had engaged in a turf war for over a decade.^ Interior Minister of Germany 1943–1945 .
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^ In this role, Himmler was nominally subordinate to Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick .
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^ In 1943, Himmler was appointed Reich Interior Minister, replacing Frick, with whom he had engaged in a turf war for over a decade.
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.For instance, Frick had tried to restrict the widespread use of "protective custody" orders that were used to send people to concentration camps, only to be begged off by Himmler.^ It is clear that we must concentrate large numbers of troops to the Balkans in order to shield and protect this part of Europe exposed by the collapse of our ally.
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^ Here we should only like to mention that in the Terezin camp the old people primarily died "in peace".
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^ Heinrich Himmler inspecting the Dachau concentration camp, 1936.
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.While Frick viewed the concentration camps as a tool to punish dissenters, Himmler saw them as a way to terrorize the people into accepting Nazi rule.^ To change Terezin into a concentration camp it was not enough to remove soldiers from the barracks and the civilian population from their homes.
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^ The Nazis characterized this wave of terror as the German people’s spontaneous response to the assassination of German Embassy Councilor, Ernst vom Rath.
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^ Heinrich Himmler inspecting the Dachau concentration camp, 1936.
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.Himmler's appointment effectively merged the Interior Ministry with the SS. Nonetheless, Himmler sought to use his new office to reverse the party apparatus's annexation of the civil service and tried to challenge the authority of the party gauleiters.^ Wolff would be given the Ministry of Interior, but no portfolio is set aside for Himmler .
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^ As he saw it, there were three parties: Himmler’s party (ie the SS), the Army and then Goering who balanced between the Army and Himmler .
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^ Since service in the Waffen-SS and in the Army were practically on the same footing we finally carried out in the fall of 1944 the long-sought merger of the SS replacement offices with the Army recruiting offices.
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.This aspiration was frustrated by Martin Bormann, Hitler's secretary and party chancellor.^ Martin Bormann, Chief of Staff and Hitler's Personal Secretary State Pattern s .

.It also incurred some displeasure from Hitler himself, whose long-standing disdain for the traditional civil service was one of the foundations of Nazi administrative thinking.^ We want to be worthy of being the FührerAdolf Hitler's first SS Men in the long history of the germanic people, a history which stands before us.
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^ She was the niece of the General John Sedgwick who fell at Spotsylvania Court House in the Civil War and whose statue stands at West Point.
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^ Then in a normal voice he said, Yes, this is the first time in a very long time that such a high ranking member of the Nazi party has attended one of these events.
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Himmler made things much worse still when following his appointment as head of the Reserve Army (Ersatzheer, see below) he tried to use his authority in both military and police matters by transferring policemen to the Waffen-SS.
.With Himmler threatening his power base, Bormann could not give him the opportunity fast enough, initially acquiescing in the policies, until furious protests broke out.^ With Himmler threatening his power base, Bormann could not give him the opportunity fast enough, initially acquiescing in the policies, until furious protests broke out.
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^ Based on her character sheet Himmler should be trustworthy and could personally vouch for her character, Orsina.
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^ It was unsigned, so Himmler didn't know who wrote it; but it proved that treachery was afoot in the SD. Himmler gives the paper to Schellenberg and tells him to investigate.
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.Then, Bormann came out against the scheme, leaving Himmler discredited, especially with the party, whose gauleiters now saw Bormann as their protector.^ As he saw it, there were three parties: Himmler’s party (ie the SS), the Army and then Goering who balanced between the Army and Himmler .
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^ Himmler had hoped to find among Bormann's archive information on how Party funds had been transferred to foreign banks ; but no luck.
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^ The slogan of the Nazi party, that the war effort had been "stabbed in the back," came out of these meetings, from the mouth of a British intelligence agent.
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20 July plot

.It was determined that leaders of German Military Intelligence (the Abwehr), including its head, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, were involved in the 20 July 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler.^ Recent publicity about Deputy Fuehrer Rudolf Hess’s homosexuality has led him to conclude that the tragically unsuccessful plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944 carried out by Colonel Count von Stauffen berg was masterminded by Admiral Canaris and backed by a network of other conspirators, like them, rightest homosexuals (emphasis ours.
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^ Much later Canaris was discovered to be a leader in the attempt to assassinate Hitler and was executed at Flossenberg concentration camp on April 9, 1945.
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^ Rector questions this allegation because Kaltenbrunner “once said that 80% of the Abwehr [German Military Intelligence] were sexually perverted” and believed it “to be a center of every form of vice” (ibid.:62).
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.This prompted Hitler to disband the Abwehr and make Himmler's Security Service (Sicherheitsdienst, or SD) the sole intelligence service of the Third Reich.^ This prompted Hitler to disband the Abwehr and make Himmler's Security Service ( Sicherheitsdienst , or SD) the sole intelligence service of the Third Reich .
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^ In September 1939, following the outbreak of World War II , Himmler formed the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (RSHA: Reich Main Security Office) wherein the Sipo (Gestapo and Kripo) along with the Sicherheitsdienst (SD: security services) became departments under Heydrich's command therein.
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^ The SS, through its intelligence arm, the Security Service ( Sicherheitsdienst , or SD), dealt with Jews , Gypsies , communists and those persons of any other cultural, racial , political or religious affiliation deemed by the Nazis to be either Untermensch (sub-human) or in opposition to the regime, and placing them in concentration camps.
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.This increased Himmler's personal power.^ This increased Himmler’s personal power.
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.General Friedrich Fromm, Commander-in-Chief of the Reserve (or Replacement) Army (Ersatzheer), was implicated in the conspiracy.^ VON EBERSTEIN: In the fall of 1944 Himmler became com-mander-in-chief of the reserve army.
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^ HERR PELCKMANN: Did these principles suffer any change by the naming of Himmler to the rank of commander-in-chief of the replacement army and thereby simultaneously to chief of the Prisoners of War Organization?
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^ The training was supervised by the High Command of the Army and replacements were taken from volunteers of the youngest age groups.
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.Fromm's removal, coupled with Hitler's suspicion of the army, led the way to Himmler's appointment as Fromm's successor, a position he abused to expand the Waffen SS even further to the detriment of the rapidly deteriorating German armed forces (Wehrmacht).^ Fromm’s removal, coupled with Hitler’s suspicion of the army, led the way to Himmler’s appointment as Fromm’s successor, a position he abused to expand the Waffen SS even further to the detriment of the rapidly deteriorating German armed forces ( Wehrmacht ).
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^ In this way he got to know Himmler and Hitler.
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^ For the induction into the Waffen-SS the induction order of the Armed Forces was used.
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.Unfortunately for Himmler, the investigation soon revealed the involvement of many SS officers in the conspiracy, including senior officers, which played into the hands of Bormann's power struggle against the SS because very few party cadre officers were implicated.^ I have every judgement against a SS Leader or police officer laid before me, and sometimes I note the manner in which my officers judge each other, time after time.
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^ Himmler said, I know many Italian officers in the secret service, but I have not met you until today.
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^ A number of SS men -- not very many -- have violated that order, and that will be their death, without mercy.
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.Even more importantly, some senior SS officers began to conspire against Himmler himself, as they believed that he would be unable to achieve victory in the power struggle against Bormann.^ Some even more cunning measures were initiated.
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^ I have every judgement against a SS Leader or police officer laid before me, and sometimes I note the manner in which my officers judge each other, time after time.
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^ In so far as their motives related to the SS leader's actions, it was rather his betrayal of the shared 'idea of the SS', in which they had believed through all battles, all victories, defeats, and crimes.
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.Among these defectors were Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Heydrich's successor as chief of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt, and Gruppenführer Heinrich Müller, the chief of the Gestapo.^ Among these defectors were Ernst Kaltenbrunner , Heydrich’s successor as chief of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt , and Gruppenführer Heinrich Müller , the chief of the Gestapo .
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^ One of them involved wearing the black uniform of Heinrich Himmler, the Chief of the SS/Gestapo.
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^ In 1931, when Ernst Roehm was faced with accusations of homosexuality under Paragraph 175, it was Heydrich who came to his defense (Lombardi:12).  Heydrich’s mentor in the navy, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, was also alleged to be homosexual -- by Heydrich’s successor in the position of Chief of the SD-SS, Ernst Kaltenbrunner (Rector:62).
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Commander-in-Chief

.In late 1944, Himmler became Commander-in-Chief of the newly formed Army Group Upper Rhine (Heeresgruppe Oberrhein).^ As Commander-in-Chief of Army Group Vistula, Himmler established his command centre at Schneidemühl.
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^ Commander of Army Group Upper Rhine 10 December 1944-24 January 1945 .
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^ In late 1944, Himmler became Commander-in-Chief of the newly formed Army Group Upper Rhine ( Heeresgruppe Oberrhein ).
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.This army group was formed to fight the advancing U.S. 7th Army and French 1st Army in the Alsace region along the west bank of the Rhine.^ This army group was formed to fight the advancing U.S. 7th Army and French 1st Army in the Alsace region along the west bank of the Rhine .
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^ On 1 January 1945, Himmler's army group launched Operation North Wind ( Unternehmen Nordwind ) to push back the Americans and the French.
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^ By early March, Himmler’s headquarters had moved west of the Oder River , although his army group was still named after the Vistula .
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.The U.S. 7th Army was under the command of General Alexander Patch and the French 1st Army was under the command of General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny.^ The U.S. 7th Army was under the command of General Alexander Patch and the French 1st Army was under the command of General Jean de Lattre de Tassigny .
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^ The Waffen-SS proper, that is the troops, were under a command office of the Waffen-SS unless they were at the front and thug under the Army.
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^ General Friedrich Fromm , Commander-in-Chief of the Reserve (or Replacement) Army ( Ersatzheer ), was implicated in the conspiracy.
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.On 1 January 1945, Himmler's army group launched Operation North Wind (Unternehmen Nordwind) to push back the Americans and the French.^ This must also have been borne out by the results of contacts made in Switzerland between Himmler's confidants and the representatives of the American Secret Services from the middle of January 1943.
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^ HAUSER: My last position, at the beginning of 1945, was Com-mander-in-Chief of Army Group D, on the southern flank of the Western Front.
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^ Then in January 1945--on Bormann's suggestion--Hitler named Himmler commander and chief of the Eastern Front , the so-called Army Group Vistula.
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In late January, after some limited initial success, Himmler was transferred east. .By 24 January, Army Group Upper Rhine was deactivated after going over to the defensive.^ By 24 January, Army Group Upper Rhine was deactivated after going over to the defensive.
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^ Commander of Army Group Upper Rhine 10 December 1944-24 January 1945 .
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^ On 1 January 1945, Himmler's army group launched Operation North Wind ( Unternehmen Nordwind ) to push back the Americans and the French.
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.Operation North Wind officially ended on 25 January.^ Operation North Wind officially ended on 25 January.
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^ On 1 January 1945, Himmler's army group launched Operation North Wind ( Unternehmen Nordwind ) to push back the Americans and the French.
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^ January 25, 1936 — The Catholic Agency of Poland officially condemns antisemitic acts.
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.Elsewhere the German Army (Wehrmacht Heer) had failed to halt the Red Army's Vistula-Oder offensive, so Hitler gave Himmler command of yet another newly formed army group, Army Group Vistula (Heeresgruppe Weichsel) to stop the Soviet advance on Berlin.^ Hitler: List you will be commanding Group South.
  • Drittes Reich - Germany - Paradox Interactive Forums 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC forum.paradoxplaza.com [Source type: General]

^ Berlin Hitler: Good morning Himmler Himmler: Good morning mein Fuhrer Hitler: Have called my boys to come home???
  • Drittes Reich - Germany - Paradox Interactive Forums 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC forum.paradoxplaza.com [Source type: General]

^ To be able to attend this secret meeting Himmler had to leave the dinner held in the bunker of the Reich's Chancellery in Berlin in honor of Hitler's birthday.
  • Genocide of Czech Jews 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.porges.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hitler placed Himmler in command of Army Group Vistula despite the failure of Army Group Upper Rhine and despite Himmler's total lack of experience and ability to command troops.^ As Commander-in-Chief of Army Group Vistula, Himmler established his command centre at Schneidemühl.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Himmler was granted supreme command of the Army Group Vistula, despite his lack of military experience.
  • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Hitler placed Himmler in command of Army Group Vistula despite the failure of Army Group Upper Rhine and despite Himmler’s total lack of experience and ability to command troops.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This appointment may have been at the instigation of Martin Bormann, anxious to discredit a rival, or through Hitler's continuing anger at the "failures" of the general staff.^ This appointment may have been at the instigation of Martin Bormann , anxious to discredit a rival, or through Hitler’s continuing anger at the "failures" of the general staff.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This aspiration was frustrated by Martin Bormann , Hitler’s secretary and party chancellor.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As Commander-in-Chief of Army Group Vistula, Himmler established his command centre at Schneidemühl.^ VON EBERSTEIN: In the fall of 1944 Himmler became com-mander-in-chief of the reserve army.
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The SS now pushed its way into 'the centre of the organisational fabric of the Wehrmacht', and Himmler, who had meanwhile also become Reich Minister of the Interior, now in addition became chief of the Replacement Army.
  • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ HERR PELCKMANN: Did these principles suffer any change by the naming of Himmler to the rank of commander-in-chief of the replacement army and thereby simultaneously to chief of the Prisoners of War Organization?
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

.He used his special train (sonderzug), Sonderzug Steiermark, as his headquarters.^ He used his special train ( sonderzug ), Sonderzug Steiermark , as his headquarters.
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Himmler did this despite the train having only one telephone line and no signals detachment.^ When Himmler was finally done with his line, which took far longer than Rommel's line, he did his version of mingling.
  • Time-Keepers - Chapter 38 - LARP by Forest J. Handford 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.eastcoastgames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Morganthau did receive less inflammatory reports of Montt's, but only Rockefeller received the most crucial one.
  • American Genocide And The Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rense.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Himmler was the only one who could accuse him, as he was the competent judge at the court.
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Eager to show his determination, Himmler acquiesced in a quick counter-attack urged by the general staff.^ General Schellenberg of Himmler’s staff said he was suffering from haemorrhage of the brain.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

.The operation quickly bogged down and Himmler dismissed a regular army corps commander and appointed Nazi Heinz Lammerding.^ In March 1933 Himmler was appointed Munich Police President and shortly afterwards he became Commander of the political police throughout Bavaria .
  • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Both the others knew of Himmler’s peace offer, as also did General Boeger, Himmler’s deputy in the south as Commander in Chief Home Army.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Then in January 1945--on Bormann's suggestion--Hitler named Himmler commander and chief of the Eastern Front , the so-called Army Group Vistula.
  • "Seventeen Moments of Spring" (starring Stirlitz) by Julian Semyonov - from SovLit.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.sovlit.com [Source type: Original source]

His headquarters was also forced to retreat to Falkenburg. .On 30 January, Himmler issued draconian orders: Tod und Strafe für Pflichtvergessenheit —"death and punishment for those who forget their obligations", to encourage his troops.^ In 1934, you meet Heinrich Himmler who personally recruited you into the SS-Totenkopfverbande (Order of Deaths Head).
  • Time-Keepers - Chapter 38 - LARP by Forest J. Handford 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.eastcoastgames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Himmler replied that he would be prepared to order German troops in Denmark and Norway to surrender either to British, American or Swedish troops.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ HAUSER: I was not a commander vested with power to issue orders but rather an inspector responsible for the training and education of the troop.
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The worsening situation left Himmler under increasing pressure from Hitler; he was unassertive and nervous in conferences.^ Secret telno 583 of 6 April from Stockholm reports on the situation in Germany and on attitudes of Hitler, Ribbentrop and Himmler (as told to Sir V Mallet in Stockholm by the Acting Secretary General).
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ All I could have done was to make a complaint about Himmler to Hitler, but in view of the existing situation, this was a practical impossibility.
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

.In mid-February the Pomeranian offensive by his forces was directed by General Walther Wenck, after intense pressure from General Heinz Guderian on Hitler.^ Hitler: Guderian, von Leeb and List you guys will command the attack force.
  • Drittes Reich - Germany - Paradox Interactive Forums 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC forum.paradoxplaza.com [Source type: General]

.By early March, Himmler's headquarters had moved west of the Oder River, although his army group was still named after the Vistula.^ Very often groups of prisoners from those employed in production were relocated to these construction sites to slow down the forward march of the Allied armies.
  • Genocide of Czech Jews 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.porges.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In top-secret telno 607 of 28 March, Berne say that the Swiss I.S. has no knowledge of the rumoured transfer of Himmler’s headquarters to Bregenz.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Then in January 1945--on Bormann's suggestion--Hitler named Himmler commander and chief of the Eastern Front , the so-called Army Group Vistula.
  • "Seventeen Moments of Spring" (starring Stirlitz) by Julian Semyonov - from SovLit.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.sovlit.com [Source type: Original source]

.At conferences with Hitler, Himmler echoed Hitler's line of increased severity towards those who retreated.^ Since so many publications were "serving the memory of those who served Hitler," the magazine editorialized, "we must and want to commemorate once again those who were his victims" (Löhrich, 1952).
  • Reshaping Dachau for Visitors, 1933-2000 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.history.ucsb.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "I thank heaven," exclaimed Grouper Buchman, "for a man like Adolf Hitler, who built a front-line of defense against the anti-Christ of Communism.
  • Religious Roots: Nazi Partying 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore it was important to rid Terezin of those who might endanger Himmler's plans.
  • Genocide of Czech Jews 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.porges.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On 13 March, Himmler abandoned his command and, claiming illness, retired to a sanatorium at Hohenlychen.^ In March 1933 Himmler was appointed Munich Police President and shortly afterwards he became Commander of the political police throughout Bavaria .
  • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

.Guderian visited him there and carried his resignation as Commander-in-Chief of Army Group Vistula to Hitler that night.^ Now to the Armies: Rommel, Guderian and Model will command on the armored divisions.
  • Drittes Reich - Germany - Paradox Interactive Forums 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC forum.paradoxplaza.com [Source type: General]

^ Hitler: List you will be commanding Group South.
  • Drittes Reich - Germany - Paradox Interactive Forums 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC forum.paradoxplaza.com [Source type: General]

^ In every large city of Germany there was a commander of the Protection Police who assisted the Chief of Police in the regulation of traffic and other tasks connected with public life.
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

On 20 March, Himmler was replaced by General Gotthard Heinrici.

Peace negotiations

Heinrich Himmler in 1945.
.In the winter of 1944–45, Himmler's Waffen-SS numbered 910,000 members, with the Allgemeine-SS (at least on paper) hosting a membership of nearly two million.^ Elected in 1930 to the Reichstag as Nazi deputy for Weser-Ems, Himmler concentrated on extending SS membership - which reached 52,000 by 1933 - and securing its independence from control by Rohm's SA, to which it was initially subordinated.
  • DeutschesReich -- Reichsmarschall Focke-Wulf_SS_Totenkopf 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the second place as far as I have heard, no members of the Waffen-SS did that.
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ These 36,000 men together with the Verfuegungstruppe and the Death's-Head Unit made up the Waffen-SS. .
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

.However, by early 1945 Himmler had lost faith in German victory, likely due in part to his discussions with his masseur Felix Kersten and with Walter Schellenberg.^ Political memorandum Germany No 12 of 12 February 1945 from Stockholm reports the visit to Stockholm of Himmler’s masseur, Kessler*.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ His path to Nazi leadership, however, was not, like that of so many others, through the German “ gay rights” movement.
  • The PinkSwastika 4th Edition - Final 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.defendthefamily.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Himmler's statements on the SS State of Burgundy appear in the English but not the German edition of Kersten's Memoirs .
  • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

[24] .He realized that if the Nazi regime was to survive, it needed to seek peace with Britain and the United States.^ Further that Britain and the United States have replied saying that they will not accept unconditional surrender except on behalf of all the Allies, including Russia.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ This says: ‘It has been reported by Reuters that unconditional surrender was offered by Himmler to Britain and the United States only.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ In this situation, there was nothing more disastrous that could befall the Nazis than the entry of the United States into the war, and the opening of a second European front.
  • American Genocide And The Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rense.com [Source type: Original source]

.He also believed that Hitler had effectively incapacitated himself from governing by remaining in Berlin to personally lead the defence of the capital against the Soviets.^ The communists had taken over the municipal government in Berlin, and in Munich as well, where Hitler was stationed at the time.
  • American Genocide And The Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rense.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The ultimate indissoluble residue of Himmler's make-up rests upon his devotion to the person of Hitler, to whom he subordinated himself in a positively pathological manner.
  • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Mussolini protested against the moral character and political unreliability of the leading personnel in the Nazi Storm Troops and warned Hitler that he would have to sacrifice his favorite colleagues if he wished to save his own personal prestige and that of his regime.
  • The PinkSwastika 4th Edition - Final 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.defendthefamily.com [Source type: Original source]

.To this end, he contacted Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden at Lübeck, near the Danish border.^ Count Bernadotte reported that Himmler was on the eastern front but had agreed to meet him in Lübeck.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Bernadotte went on to tell the British and US heads of mission that Schellenberg was now in Flensburg, near the Danish border, eagerly waiting to hear something that he could immediately pass on to Himmler .
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Realizing the war was lost, Himmler attempted to approach the Allies for peace negotiations through the Head of the Swedish Red Cross, Count Folke Bernadotte.
  • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

.He represented himself as the provisional leader of Germany, telling Bernadotte that Hitler would almost certainly be dead within two days.^ Himmler had said Hitler was so ill that he might already be dead, or would be so within two days.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Two days later he attended the Party congress, sitting (thanks to Bobo's influence) in the front row immediately facing the party leaders on the dais so that every time he raised his eyes he met those of Goebbels or Himmler or Hitler.
  • Religious Roots: Nazi Partying 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But there is powerful evidence that Goering was serving neither Hitler, the army, Germany, nor himself in ordering the Holocaust.
  • American Genocide And The Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rense.com [Source type: Original source]

.He asked Bernadotte to tell General Dwight Eisenhower that Germany wished to surrender to the West.^ Commenting on this, Harrison (German Department, FO) says ‘ Count Bernadotte is no doubt reflecting on the impression which the Germans generally and Himmler in particular wish to have passed on to the allies.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ The 3 May issue of The Daily Telegraph quotes an announcement issuing that day from General Eisenhower’s headquarters which states inter alia that Count Bernadotte and Himmler met at Luebeck on 28 April and that Himmler said that Germany was finished.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Count Bernadotte had just returned from Germany and said that, owing to Hitler’s illness, Himmler was willing to meet General Eisenhower with a view to capitulating on the whole of the western front, though not on the eastern front.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

.Himmler hoped the British and Americans would fight the Soviets alongside the remains of the Wehrmacht.^ Toward the end of the war, Himmler tried continually, against Hitler's will and behind his back, to negotiate a surrender to the British and Americans.
  • American Genocide And The Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rense.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Himmler replied that he would be prepared to order German troops in Denmark and Norway to surrender either to British, American or Swedish troops.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Himmler said he hoped for instance that the Western allies rather than the Russians would be first to enter Mecklenburg in order to save the civilian population.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

At Bernadotte's request, Himmler put his offer in writing.
.On the evening of 28 April, the BBC broadcast a Reuters news report about Himmler's attempted negotiations with the Western Allies.^ Himmler: Do you want a report about the new divisions?
  • Drittes Reich - Germany - Paradox Interactive Forums 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC forum.paradoxplaza.com [Source type: General]

^ Secret telno 583 of 6 April from Stockholm reports on the situation in Germany and on attitudes of Hitler, Ribbentrop and Himmler (as told to Sir V Mallet in Stockholm by the Acting Secretary General).
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ He indulged in speculation upon what he would do as soon as he came to power, and seriously hoped, up to the day of his arrest, that the Western Allies would greet him as a partner in negotiations and even as an ally against Soviet Russia.
  • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

When Hitler was informed of the news, he flew into a rage. .A few days earlier, Hermann Göring had asked Hitler for permission to take over the leadership of the Reich — an act Hitler interpreted as a demand to step down or face a coup.^ But the inherent weight of the enormous power which he had gathered together during the last few years - not least with an eye on the succession to Hitler now forced him to act.
  • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

^ MR. COUNSELLOR SMIRNOV: I am going to ask a very few short questions with your permission, My Lord.
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Himmler said that, while Hitler was still active, he would not have been able to take the step he now proposed but, as Hitler was ‘finished’ , he was now in a position of full authority to act.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

.However, Himmler hadn't even bothered to request permission.^ He renewed the request for Himmler's permission to deport 5 000 Terezin prisoners older than 60 years to Auschwitz, and/or to the General Government.
  • Genocide of Czech Jews 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.porges.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The news also hit Hitler hard because he had long believed that Himmler was his most loyal official, "der treue Heinrich". After Hitler calmed down, he told those who were still with him in his bunker that Himmler's act was the worst act of treachery he'd ever known.^ To this date a well annotated compilation of the speeches of Heinrich Himmler does not exist, despite the fact that Himmler was the second most powerful man in Germany after Adolf Hitler.

^ The SA ranks struck Williamson as having 'the spirit of English gentlemen who had transcended class-consciousness', which brought him to the exclamation, 'Heil Hitler!
  • Religious Roots: Nazi Partying 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Since so many publications were "serving the memory of those who served Hitler," the magazine editorialized, "we must and want to commemorate once again those who were his victims" (Löhrich, 1952).
  • Reshaping Dachau for Visitors, 1933-2000 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.history.ucsb.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Himmler's treachery, combined with reports the Soviets were only 300 meters from the Chancellery, prompted Hitler to write his last will and testament.^ Berlin’s 1938 Personality Report on Himmler , the last before the outbreak of war, reads as follows: Himmler, Heinrich – Born Munich 1900.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Secret telno 583 of 6 April from Stockholm reports on the situation in Germany and on attitudes of Hitler, Ribbentrop and Himmler (as told to Sir V Mallet in Stockholm by the Acting Secretary General).
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Stirlitz writes a short report on the matter, then dashes off to see the Pastor and work on his plot to disrupt Himmler's peace feelers.
  • "Seventeen Moments of Spring" (starring Stirlitz) by Julian Semyonov - from SovLit.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.sovlit.com [Source type: Original source]

In the Testament, completed the day before he committed suicide, he declared Himmler and Göring to be traitors. .He also stripped Himmler of all of his party and state offices: Reichsführer-SS, Chief of the German Police, Commissioner of German Nationhood, Reich Minister of the Interior, Supreme Commander of the Volkssturm, and Supreme Commander of the Home Army.^ Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS, at the podium .
  • Religious Roots: Nazi Partying 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One of them involved wearing the black uniform of Heinrich Himmler, the Chief of the SS/Gestapo.
  • himmler - Lulu.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.lulu.com [Source type: General]

^ Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS, chief of the German Police and head of the Gestapo, shown with an SS entourage at Mauthausen in 1941, including Sepp Dietrich (left) and Karl Wolff (center).
  • Religious Roots: Nazi Partying 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

.Finally, he expelled Himmler from the Nazi Party and ordered his arrest.^ For many years Himmler had been pleased to serve the most brazen and outspoken homosexual in the Nazi Party.
  • The PinkSwastika 4th Edition - Final 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.defendthefamily.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The group of bankers at the 4 Seasons in Munich had been giving the orders since before there was a Nazi party.
  • American Genocide And The Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rense.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When Hitler was ready, Mayr says, he ordered him to join the Nazi party.
  • American Genocide And The Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rense.com [Source type: Original source]

.Himmler's negotiations with Count Bernadotte had failed.^ Stockholm telno 627 of 13 April gives more detail of Count Bernadotte’s meeting with Himmler .
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Commenting on this, Harrison (German Department, FO) says ‘ Count Bernadotte is no doubt reflecting on the impression which the Germans generally and Himmler in particular wish to have passed on to the allies.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ The messages were passed to Count Bernadotte for onward transmission to Himmler .
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

.He joined Grand Admiral Karl Dönitz, who by then was commanding all German forces within the northern part of the western front, in nearby Plön.^ Let us all beware of men who kindle disputes and don't advise reconciliation between German people.
  • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At the head of the Germans was a man who all assumed without a doubt was playing Rommel.
  • Time-Keepers - Chapter 38 - LARP by Forest J. Handford 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.eastcoastgames.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Under his leadership this small force grew to become an all-embracing empire within the Nazi Third Reich (SS ranks).
  • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

.Dönitz sent Himmler away, explaining that there was no place for him in the new German government.^ He, with his mother and younger sister, were invited by Himmler's mistress, Hedwig Potthast, to see the Reichsführer's special collection in the attic of his new house there.
  • Religious Roots: Nazi Partying 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Secretary of State assures him that there is no intention to exclude France and that the reference in No 10’s communiqué to the three major powers was made simply because the British government believed it to be a German attempt to cause dissension between Russia and the Anglo-Americans.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ The witness said there were no further experiments and when the document is put to him, he says he assumes.
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

.Himmler next turned to the Americans as a defector, contacting Eisenhower's headquarters and proclaiming he would surrender all of Germany to the Allies if he was spared from prosecution.^ If in a moment of frenzy Hitler ordered a massacre of the Jews, Himmler , who would have to execute his order, would refuse and he would be backed up by Ribbentrop’; The Americans infer from all this that certain Germans, though not necessarily Himmler or Ribbentrop, are endeavouring to establish some form of contact with the Allies to let them know there are persons in Germany who would be prepared to collaborate with them in the construction of a new Germany.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ In that telegram, Churchill told Stalin that HMG felt Himmler should be told that German forces should surrender themselves to Allied troops or representatives on the spot.
  • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ I contradicted him and said it was quite impossible, whereupon Himmler said he would submit the documents and turn the case over to the Highest SS and Police Court.
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

.He asked Eisenhower to appoint him "minister of police" in Germany's post-war government.^ According to international regulations regarding prisoners of war, police could not be used to guard prisoners of war, so the Higher SS and Police Leaders were taken over into the Waffen-SS and appointed generals of the Waffen-SS. .
  • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In August 1943 Himmler was appointed Minister of the Interior, giving him jurisdiction over the courts and the Civil Service.
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^ They informed him that the President would not receive the Chancellor, and that if the heads of the SA were not dismissed martial law would be declared, whereupon Goering would take over civilian control as Chief of Police, and Blomberg, as Minister of War, would take over military control.
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.He reportedly mused on how to handle his first meeting with the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) commander and whether to give the Nazi salute or shake hands with him.^ Hitler: We will see but first i want to see each personnelly in the fighting so i will give you command on the tank divisions.
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^ Up to 1939 we were as SS Verfuegungstruppe under Hitler's orders; and then the Waffen-SS was also under the orders of Hitler in his capacity as Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
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^ I told him that I con-sidered it impossible that any German Air Force commander would be willing to do this.
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.Eisenhower refused to have anything to do with Himmler, who was subsequently declared a major war criminal.^ Himmler: When shall i declare war on Poland?
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^ (Printed Copy) Nuremberg Document 1919-PS, see IMT, Trials of the Major War Criminals "Blue Series," (Nuremberg, 1947), Volume XXIX, pp.

^ Hitler: Himmler declare war 1 februari 00:00.
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Capture and death

Himmler's corpse in Allied custody after his suicide by poison, 1945
Death mask of Himmler on display in the Imperial War Museum in London
.Unwanted by his former colleagues and hunted by the Allies, Himmler wandered for several days around Flensburg near the Danish border.^ Bernadotte went on to tell the British and US heads of mission that Schellenberg was now in Flensburg, near the Danish border, eagerly waiting to hear something that he could immediately pass on to Himmler .
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.Attempting to evade arrest, he disguised himself as a sergeant-major of the Secret Military Police, using the name Heinrich Hitzinger, shaving his moustache and donning an eye patch over his left eye,[25] in the hope that he could return to Bavaria.^ On 21st May 1945, when Himmler left Flensburg under the name of Heinrich Hitzinger, his moustache shaved off and a black patch over his left eye, he had chosen for his disguise the uniform of a sergeant-major of the Secret Military Police, a subdivision of the Gestapo.
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^ According to international regulations regarding prisoners of war, police could not be used to guard prisoners of war, so the Higher SS and Police Leaders were taken over into the Waffen-SS and appointed generals of the Waffen-SS. .
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^ Not grasping the terrifying reputation of all organisations associated with his name, he had no idea that he had thereby laid himself open to automatic arrest.
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.He had equipped himself with a set of false documents, but someone whose papers were wholly in order was so unusual that it aroused the suspicions of a British Army unit in Bremen.^ This order or the report on the carrying out of an order, as it is shown in this document, is misleading and not in line with the tasks which were set us.
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^ Someone smuggled forged documents into the British National archives, in an effort to re-enforce the story that the person who died in British custody, was indeed Himmler.....
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.Himmler was arrested on 22 May by Major Sidney Excell and, in captivity, was soon recognized.^ Moscow telno 2078 of 25 May reports that all newspapers that day are reporting the arrests of Himmler and Streicher.
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.Himmler was scheduled to stand trial with other German leaders as a war criminal at Nuremberg, but committed suicide in Lüneburg by means of a potassium cyanide capsule before interrogation could begin.^ This was developed independently from the German swastika and was used by the Finnish Air Force (and other units) as an identification symbol, which long predates the Continuation Wars and WWII combat.

^ In addition, I had the supervision of the Criminal Police-I could, give directions to them in my capacity as Chief of Police but not in my capacity as Higher SS and Police Leader.
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^ I have every judgement against a SS Leader or police officer laid before me, and sometimes I note the manner in which my officers judge each other, time after time.
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.His last words were Ich bin Heinrich Himmler! ("I am Heinrich Himmler!"^ I might mention that in peacetime I hardly spoke a dozen words to Obergruppenfuehrer Heydrich, the chief of the SD, when I once met him in the antechamber of Heinrich Himmler's office.
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^ Berlin’s 1938 Personality Report on Himmler , the last before the outbreak of war, reads as follows: Himmler, Heinrich – Born Munich 1900.
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). .Another version has Himmler biting into a hidden cyanide pill embedded in one of his teeth, when searched by a British doctor, who then yelled, "He has done it!"^ Himmler, in one way or another, had a hand in most of them.
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^ Lloyd George was one of the British diplomats who created the terrible conditions of the Versailles Treaty.
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^ Two death masks were made of Heinrich Himmler after he had hastily swallowed the cyanide capsule that ended his life within a few minutes while he was undergoing a medical examination by a British military doctor on 23rd May 1945.
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Several attempts to revive Himmler were unsuccessful.[26] .Shortly afterwards, Himmler's body was buried in an unmarked grave on the Lüneburg Heath.^ His body was buried in an unmarked grave near Lneburg.
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^ In March 1933 Himmler was appointed Munich Police President and shortly afterwards he became Commander of the political police throughout Bavaria .
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The precise location of Himmler's grave remains unknown.

Forgeries, fabrications and conspiracy theories

.In May 2008, a British police investigation "identified 29 forgeries that had been slipped into 12 files after 2000"[27] which had been used to support recent Himmler conspiracies and speculations.^ The story may have arisen from the fact that Dr Burckhardt, in recent negotiations, met Himmler’s representative in Bregenz.
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^ Kersten, Memoirs ; Himmler also used to enjoy identifying himself with history, which he believed to be 'unsentimental'; see VJHfZ, 1953, No.
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^ They could have had an autopsy done, using dental records to identify the body (and autopsy WAS done in the case of Himmler, as we will see).
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The Financial Times further reported that "the forgeries were cited as sources by a historian who had written three books about World War II."[27]
.Author Martin Allen was widely reported to have a history of making sensationalistic accusations and reliance on fabricated materials when writing about other notable Nazis.^ It was also an attempt to cover up the truth about rampant homosexuality and other perversions in the Nazi Party.
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^ And make no mistake about the Nazi party.
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^ I therefore considered reports about such atrocities as fabrications of the enemy propaganda.
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"When challenged about a supposed letter from the Duke of Windsor to Hitler, Allen responded that it had been given to his late father by Albert Speer, later being found in the author's attic."[28]

Historical views

Historians are divided on the psychology, motives, and influences that drove Himmler. .Some see him as dominated by Hitler, fully under his influence and essentially a tool carrying Hitler's views to their logical conclusion.^ In any case, it is likely that Hitler was just checking out Frank Buchman, to see what kind of a nut he was, and to see whether Buchman could be of any use to him.
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^ Hitler's bosses kept him on a short leash, while carrying a deadly threat constantly at hand.
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.Others see Himmler as extremely anti-Semitic in his own right, and even more eager than his boss to commit genocide.^ Party and army Unity, which is more important than ever in Germany today, must be a Sacred Commandment to us, even if we may get angry over something or other once in a while.
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^ Russia would have been cut off from its chief sources of petroleum, and hunger would have handled its people even more roughly than is the case today.
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^ Another sister, Unity, was even more ardently pro-Nazi than Diana, but Tom Mitford, on the other hand, in spite of his extreme right-wing politics, joined the British army when war broke out between England and Germany, and served bravely, and died in Southeast Asia just before the end of the war.
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Still others see Himmler as power-mad, devoted to the accumulation of power and influence.
.According to the Jewish Virtual Library, Himmler's decisive innovation was to transform the race question from "a negative concept based on matter-of-course anti-Semitism" into "an organizational task for building up the SS ...^ Himmler's decisive innovation was to transform the race question from 'a negative concept based on matter-of-course anti- semitism' into 'an organizational task for building up the SS'.
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^ Jewish camp Novaky, would be especially unpleasant to the SS Reichsfuhrer Himmler.
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^ He has given up the Race and Settlement Main Office, and has become the Higher SS and Police Leader Southwest.
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It was Himmler's master stroke that he succeeded in indoctrinating the SS with an apocalyptic ‘idealism’ beyond all guilt and responsibility, which rationalized mass murder as a form of martyrdom and harshness towards oneself."[29]
The wartime cartoonist Victor Weisz depicted Himmler as a giant octopus, wielding oppressed nations in each of his eight arms.[30]
Wolfgang Sauer, historian at University of California, Berkeley, felt that "although he was pedantic, dogmatic, and dull, Himmler emerged under Hitler as second in actual power. His strength lay in a combination of unusual shrewdness, burning ambition, and servile loyalty to Hitler."[31]
.Himmler told his personal masseur Felix Kersten that he always carried with him a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, because it relieved him of guilt about implementing the Final Solution; he felt that, like the warrior Arjuna, he was simply doing his duty without attachment to his actions.^ Finally, a representative of the State Restitution Office purportedly told Steinmayr that he personally was dissatisfied with the exhibition, but explained that the German authorities were at the mercy of the Dachau survivors: .
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^ For Himmler Terezin was to become an argument against the existence of the murderous "final solution of the Jewish problem".
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^ In these speculations about a supposed “final solution” to the problem of homosexuality, there is clearly a failure to differentiate what was said in Nazi programmes from what was actually carried out.
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[32] Himmler's ideas were probably influenced by Jakob Wilhelm Hauer's concepts of duty derived from his interpretation of the Gita.[33]
.In an extract of Norman Brook's War Cabinet Diaries,[34] Winston Churchill took a view towards Himmler widely shared during the war, advocating his assassination.^ During the last phase of the war Himmler spoke about Jews in this sense as about his "most precious capital".
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^ Can you tell us who mainly took over the guarding of concentration camps during the war?
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^ Is it true, as the Prosecution asserts, that the General SS during the war took over the guard duty at the con-centration camps?
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.According to Brook, responding to a suggestion that Nazi leaders be executed, "this prompted Churchill to ask if they should negotiate with Himmler ‘and bump him off later’, once peace terms had been agreed.^ Winston Churchill and Lloyd George were politicians, the kind of people whose job routinely requires them to make flattering remarks about other people whom they may actually disdain, while carrying out duties like negotiating with foreign leaders for peace.
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^ That evening he recorded his impression of the leaders who had been so close to him: 'Himmler is terrifying, he sucks his teeth and keeps them bared.
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^ Then Howard asked, "Does anyone dare suggest that Churchill or Lloyd George were soft on Nazism?"
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.The suggestion to cut a deal for a German surrender with Himmler and then assassinate him met with support from the Home Office.^ I might mention that in peacetime I hardly spoke a dozen words to Obergruppenfuehrer Heydrich, the chief of the SD, when I once met him in the antechamber of Heinrich Himmler's office.
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^ I waited only a short while in his anteroom and then met him alone in his private office.
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‘Quite entitled to do so’, the minutes record [... Churchill] as commenting." [35]
A main focus of recent work on Himmler has been the extent to which he competed for and craved Hitler's attention and respect. .The events of the last days of the war, when he abandoned Hitler and began separate negotiations with the Allies, are obviously significant in this respect.^ Toward the end of the war, Himmler tried continually, against Hitler's will and behind his back, to negotiate a surrender to the British and Americans.
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^ Obviously, the decision was made before the war was over, that these men were "our" allies.
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.Himmler appears to have had a distorted view of how he was perceived by the Allies; he intended to meet with US and British leaders and have discussions "as gentlemen". He tried to buy off their vengeance by last-minute reprieves for Jews and important prisoners.^ The meeting lasted around 10 minutes.
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^ During the last phase of the war Himmler spoke about Jews in this sense as about his "most precious capital".
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^ Right gangway, top tier on the right, rather high up, but with a clear view in front of us, and almost immediately behind the platform on which the Führer will appear and speak.
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.According to British soldiers who arrested him, Himmler was genuinely shocked to be treated as a prisoner.^ HAUSER: The prisoners of war were treated according to the rules which applied in the Army, that is to say, that the billeting, the food, and the medical attention were just like in the Army.
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^ Himmler was the only one who could accuse him, as he was the competent judge at the court.
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^ That evening he recorded his impression of the leaders who had been so close to him: 'Himmler is terrifying, he sucks his teeth and keeps them bared.
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.In 2008, Himmler was named "the greatest mass murderer of all time" by German news magazine Der Spiegel, reflecting his role as architect of the Holocaust.^ Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, and Reinhardt Heydrich carried out a two-day campaign of mass murder that eliminated all opposition to Hitler in Germany, and even eliminated all potential opposition to Hitler from within the Nazi Party.
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^ Besides his translation of these German terms, Porter shows that all of these terms are used multiple times during the speech and that each is used at least once in a figurative sense.
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^ In any case, the mass of the men of the General SS and the German population could, not have known about all this as no one could look into the camps.
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[4] .While reflecting his continued public perception in modern Germany, statistical research on democide shows this claim to be a severe overestimate, even when his personal responsibility is considered collectively with Hitler and his other lieutenants.^ In every large city of Germany there was a commander of the Protection Police who assisted the Chief of Police in the regulation of traffic and other tasks connected with public life.
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^ Peter Howard claimed that Frank Buchman never met Adolf Hitler, but other Buchmanites declared that Frank Buchman had an invitation to meet with Adolf Hitler (so he should also get an invitation to meet with President Roosevelt).
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^ That which must be accomplished for Germany and for the SS must be accomplished by the person who is able to do it, whoever can get it done, and that person must possess an uttermost love of responsibility.
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Awards and decorations

.As head of the SS, Himmler had the unique ability to be in the position to "award himself" many Nazi military, civil, and political decorations.^ Since 1 February 1934 1 was Chief of the Economic and Administrative Main Office of the SS (WVHA), I occupied this position permanently until Ger-many's capitulation.
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^ BRILL: The Erguenzungs Amt of the Waffen-SS concerned itself with the enrollment and examination of recruits for the Waffen-SS as well as with the military supervision of the members of the Waffen-SS. I was the head of a main.
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^ That "great lad" Heinrich Himmler was the head of the SS and the Gestapo, and he was a thoroughly nasty fellow who got his jollies by terrorizing and killing people.
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.However, Himmler's official awards and decorations qualify him for mainly service decorations and qualification badges, this being apparently by design.^ He had no background or qualifications in intelligence work; nothing that qualified him except his connections to the men who were to receive the trillion dollar plum.
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[37] .Himmler, like many top Nazi leaders (Hitler among them) felt no need to bestow upon himself lavish awards and decorations, but saved these honors for junior members of the movement who would see such awards as a point of inspiration.^ It's just as true that he is an uninhibited beast, who can torture and torment other people in ways a devil would never permit himself to think of.
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^ A taxi driver told him: "Whether we like it or not, it attracts foreigners, and they would be disappointed if there were nothing to see."
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^ The man with the authority would rather do nothing for the SS than see something get done by somebody who doesn't have the authority.
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.To this end, Himmler was never awarded the Iron Cross and also not even the War Merit Cross, to which his duties as Chief of the SS and Police would almost certainly have qualified him for.^ Jewish camp Novaky, would be especially unpleasant to the SS Reichsfuhrer Himmler.
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^ I contradicted him and said it was quite impossible, whereupon Himmler said he would submit the documents and turn the case over to the Highest SS and Police Court.
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^ Toward the end of the war, Himmler tried continually, against Hitler's will and behind his back, to negotiate a surrender to the British and Americans.
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.Photographic evidence of Himmler's uniform shows that he wore a single row of approximately ten service ribbons, most of these appearing to be long service Nazi and SS awards.^ It show signs of wear and long service.

^ It shows signs of wear and long service.

^ All pieces show signs of wear and long service.

.His main decoration was the Blood Order, and he was also a recipient of the Combined Pilots-Observation Badge (with diamonds) which was an honorary award presented by Hermann Göring.^ BOEHM, Hermann (1884-1972) Generaladmiral: Born: Died: Promotions: Assignments: Decorations & Awards: .
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.Himmler also, from time to time, sported the Golden Hitler Youth Badge and also, in his service record, was authorized both the German National Sports Badge and the SA Sports Badge in Bronze.^ Only the victory of Adolf Hitler and the National Socialist world view enabled the German people to think racially.
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^ BRILL: The Emergency Service Regulation was, in my opinion, and as far as I am informed, a regulation of the Reich according to which, in times of emergency, any member of the German Reich could be inducted for special services to the Reich.
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^ June 17, 1936 — Heinrich Himmler is appointed chief of the German Police, both uniformed and civilian.
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See also

  • Nazi mysticism
  • Ahnenerbe - Nazi anthropologists, some of whom went to Tibet. Part-founded by Himmler.
  • Julleuchter — Himmler's Yuletide gift to the SS
  • Racial policy of Nazi Germany — Himmler's involvement
  • Allach porcelain — One of Himmler's favorite projects to establish an industrial base for the production of works of art that would be representative, in Himmler's eyes, of truly Germanic culture
  • Lebensborn - a project under the responsibility of Himmler to raise blond haired blue eyed children

References

Notes

  1. ^ http://germanhistorydocs.ghi-dc.org/pdf/eng/English83.pdf
  2. ^ cited in Re. Holocaust Victim Assets Litigation (Swiss Banks) Special Master's Proposals, 11 September 2000).
  3. ^ "Sinti and Roma", United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  4. ^ a b Source: Der Spiegel, Issue dated 3 November 2008: Hitlers Vollstrecker – Aus dem Leben eines Massenmörders
  5. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica
  6. ^ Andersch, A.: Der Vater eines Mörders (The father of a murderer). Diogenes, 2006. ISBN 978-3257236088
  7. ^ Heinz 1972
  8. ^ Breitman, p. 9
  9. ^ Time Magazine, Jun. 16, 1947
  10. ^ Breitman, p. 11
  11. ^ Breitman 2004, p. 12
  12. ^ BBC Historic Figures - Heinrich Himmler
  13. ^ Hoess and Paskuly, p 203
  14. ^ Höhne, Order of the Death's Head (2000 ed), p. 47-49
  15. ^ Lumsden 2001, p. 53
  16. ^ Williams 2003, p. 61
  17. ^ Williams 2003, p. 77
  18. ^ Lumsden 2001, pp. 80, 83
  19. ^ Lumsden 2001, p. 83
  20. ^ Bauer, Yehuda Rethinking the Holocaust Yale University Press, 2000, p. 5
  21. ^ Pringle, Heather: The Master Plan: Himmler's Scholars and the Holocaust. Hyperion, New York, 2006. ISBN 0786868864
  22. ^ Poznań speech
  23. ^ Toomas Hiio, Peeter Kaasik (1999). "Estonian units in the Waffen-SS". in Toomas Hiio, Meelis Maripuu, & Indrek Paavle. Estonia 1940–1945: Reports of the Estonian International Commission for the Investigation of Crimes Against Humanity. Tallinn. pp. 927–968
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    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These 36,000 men together with the Verfuegungstruppe and the Death's-Head Unit made up the Waffen-SS. .
    • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

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    Translated from German by Richard Barry. Penguin Classic. ISBN 0141390123. 
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External links

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  • List of Himmler speeches A very detailed list of Himmler speeches including online sources and material in the U.S. National Archives.^ In October of 1943, in a speech to SS Group Leaders, Heinrich Himmler declared: "I shall speak to you here with an frankness of a very serious subject.
    • Religious Roots: Nazi Partying 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Someone smuggled forged documents into the British National archives, in an effort to re-enforce the story that the person who died in British custody, was indeed Himmler.....
    • American Genocide And The Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rense.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Under Strasser's influence, Himmler became a "National Bolshevik," attacking the capitalist class in his speeches.
    • American Genocide And The Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.rense.com [Source type: Original source]

    Article numbers in the archives are listed for professional scholars.
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The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
^ The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
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^ Jump to: navigation , search The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
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^ Quoted in "Himmler, the Evil Genius of the Third Reich" - Page 257 - by Willi Frischauer - Germany - 1953 The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
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.Cruelty commands respect.^ Cruelty commands respect.
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.Men may hate us.^ Men may hate us.
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But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.
.Heinrich Luitpold Himmler (7 October 190023 May 1945) was the commander of the German Schutzstaffel (SS) and one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany.^ Right, Heinrich Himmler, Nazi SS chief.
  • Out of the Attic, Family Memoirs With a Nazi Past - WSJ.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: News]

^ Heinrich Luitpold Himmler ( listen ( help · info ) 7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945) was considered one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany .
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lot 1514 Himmler, Heinrich (1900-1945) German Nazi leader, after Hitler, the most powerful man in the Third Reich.
  • The June 2-5, 2002 Pre-Long Beach Sale - Chapter 11 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.goldbergcoins.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As Reichsführer-SS he controlled the SS and the Gestapo.^ As Reichsführer-SS , he oversaw all internal and external police and security forces, including the Gestapo .
  • Boston University School of Theology Archives 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1929 he became chief of the Schutzstaffel (known as the SS, or Black Shirts), an elite military force of the party, and in 1934 he won control of the Gestapo (secret police).
  • Heinrich Himmler - Key Axis Figure of WW2 - History.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.history.com [Source type: General]

^ As Reichsführer-SS he oversaw all police and security forces, including the Gestapo .
  • Heinrich Himmler& encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He was the founder and officer-in-charge of the Nazi concentration camps and the Einsatzgruppen death squads.^ He was the founder and officer-in-charge of the Nazi concentration camps and the Einsatzgruppen death squads.
  • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Nazi concentration camps .
  • The Pedia - Gestapo 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC thepedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As founder and officer-in-charge of the Nazi concentration camps and the Einsatzgruppen death squads, Himmler held final command responsibility for implementing the industrial-scale extermination of between 6 and 12 million people.
  • Ladies in WWII - Page 4 - WW2 in Color History Forum 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ww2incolor.com [Source type: General]

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  • Ich bin Heinrich Himmler.^ Ich bin Heinrich Himmler.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His last words were "Ich bin Heinrich Himmler!"
    • Heinrich Himmler at AllExperts 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ His last words were Ich bin Heinrich Himmler!
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    (I am Heinrich Himmler.)
    • Last words. .Quoted in "Himmler, the Evil Genius of the Third Reich" - Page 257 - by Willi Frischauer - Germany - 1953
  • The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.^ Quoted in "Himmler, the Evil Genius of the Third Reich" - Page 257 - by Willi Frischauer - Germany - 1953 The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Himmler: The genius of the third reich .
    • Running head: THE LEBENSBORN ORGANIZATION 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC colanmc.siu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Jump to: navigation , search The best political weapon is the weapon of terror.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Cruelty commands respect.^ Cruelty commands respect.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Men may hate us.^ Men may hate us.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.^ But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear."
    • Heinrich Himmler - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Quoted in "Visions of Reality - A Study of Abnormal Perception and Behavior" - by Alberto Rivas - Psychology - 2007 - Page 162
  • I still lack to a considerable degree that naturally superior kind of manner that I would dearly like to possess.^ Quoted in "Visions of Reality - A Study of Abnormal Perception and Behavior" - by Alberto Rivas - Psychology - 2007 - Page 162 I still lack to a considerable degree that naturally superior kind of manner that I would dearly like to possess.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Stirlitz goes into the Natural History museum and pretends to study the exhibits, while really looking out the window at the front of the Neues Tor Hotel.
    • "Seventeen Moments of Spring" (starring Stirlitz) by Julian Semyonov - from SovLit.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.sovlit.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He really was still deluding himself with the idea that General Schrner could hold out against the Allies for a considerable period.
    • Zodiac & the Swastika by Wilhelm Wulff, Astrologer to Himmler's Court: Chapter Fourteen - Heinrich Himmler's Final Orders 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC skyscript.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    • Diary entry (November 1921), quoted in The Hidden Files (1992) by Derek Raymond
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This is a page of glory in our history, which has never been written and is never to be written...
  • My honor is my loyalty.^ This is a page of glory in our history that has never been written and will never be written.

    ^ This is a page of glory in our history which has never been written and shall never be written."
    • STReport Holocaust Memorial 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.streport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ My honor is my loyalty.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
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    .
    • Formulated as the watchword of the S.S. Nazi elite, as translated in The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), by Hannah Arendt Ch.^ Back ) 29 This point was made particularly by Kogon, The Theory and Practice of Hell, and subsequently by Hannah Arendt as part of her analysis of totalitarianism.
      • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Arendt, Origins of Totalitarianism ).
      • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Arendt, Origins of Totalitarianism).
      • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]

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  • In the brief monthly reports of the Security Police, I only want figures on how many Jews have been shipped off and how many are currently left.^ In the brief monthly reports of the Security Police, I only want figures on how many Jews have been shipped off and how many are currently left.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The chief of the Reich's Secret Police and Security Service, Reinhard Heydrich, who wanted to show off his toughness, patriotism, and prowess, flew with the Luftwaffe during the first six weeks of Operation Barbarossa.
    • UNC Press - Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine, by Wendy Lower. Introduction. 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC uncpress.unc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This was just one of many reports from the Einsatzgruppen , who had the job of exterminating the Jews and anti-Nazis behind the eastern front.
    • 66 Questions and Answers about the Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www2.ca.nizkor.org [Source type: Original source]

    • To Ernst Kaltenbrunner. .Quoted in "Hitler and the Final Solution" - Page 137 - by Gerald Fleming - History - 1987
  • One basic principle must be the absolute rule for the S.S. men.^ Recommended reading: Fleming's Hitler and the Final Solution .
    • 66 Questions and Answers about the Holocaust 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www2.ca.nizkor.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gerald Reitlinger, in his volume, The Final Solution also quotes from the Posen speech.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Posen speech to SS officers (6 October 1943) One basic principle must be the absolute rule for the S.S. men.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We must be honest, decent, loyal, and comradely to members of our own blood and nobody else.^ 'One principle must be absolute for the SS man: we must be honest, decent, loyal, and comradely to members of our own blood and to no one else.
    • DeutschesReich -- Reichsmarschall Focke-Wulf_SS_Totenkopf 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "One principle must be absolute for the SS man: we must be honest, decent, loyal, and comradely to members of our own blood and to no one else.
    • STReport Holocaust Memorial 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.streport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ For the SS Man, one principle must apply absolutely: we must be honest, decent, loyal, and comradely to members of our own blood, and to no one else.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    .What happens to a Russian and a Czech does not interest me in the least.^ What happens to a Russian or to a Czech does not interest me in the slightest.

    ^ What happens to the Russians, the Czechs, is totally indifferent to me.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What happens to the Russians, what happens to the Czechs, is a matter of utter indifference to me.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
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    .What the nations can offer in the way of good blood of our type we will take, if necessary by kidnapping their children and raising them here with us.^ Whatever is available to us in good blood of our type, we will take for ourselves, that is, we will steal their children and bring them up with us, if necessary.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What the nations can offer in the way of good blood of our type we will take, if necessary by kidnapping their children and raising them here with us.

    ^ Not a single action by the US or its allies, we were told, contributed in any way to the murderous deeds of our enemies, ever.
    • Reset the Terror Trap 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC tvnewslies.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only in so far as we need them as slaves for our culture: otherwise it is of no interest to me.^ The Posen speech to SS officers (6 October 1943) Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only in so far as we need them as slaves for our culture: otherwise it is of no interest to me.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only so far as we need them as slaves for our culture; otherwise, it is of no interest to me.

    ^ Whether the other peoples live in comfort or perish of hunger interests me only in so far as we need them as slaves for our culture; apart from that it does not interest me.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    .Whether ten thousand Russian females fall down from exhaustion while digging an anti-tank ditch interests me only in so far as the anti-tank ditch for Germany is finished.^ Whether ten thousand Russian females fall down from exhaustion while digging an antitank ditch interests me only so far as the antitank ditch for Germany is finished.

    ^ Whether ten thousand Russian females fall down from exhaustion while digging an anti-tank ditch interests me only in so far as the anti-tank ditch for Germany is finished.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Whether or not 10,000 Russian women collapse from exhaustion while digging a tank ditch interests me only in so far as the tank ditch is completed for Germany.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • heinrich himmler biography (1900-1945) | ss reichsfuhrer 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.leninimports.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]
    • STReport Holocaust Memorial 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.streport.com [Source type: Original source]
    • DeutschesReich -- Reichsmarschall Focke-Wulf_SS_Totenkopf 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We shall never be tough and heartless where it is not necessary, that is clear.^ We shall never be tough and heartless where it is not necessary, that is clear.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We shall never be rough and heartless when it is not necessary, that is clear.

    ^ We shall never be rough or heartless where it is not necessary; that is clear.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • heinrich himmler biography (1900-1945) | ss reichsfuhrer 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.leninimports.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]
    • DeutschesReich -- Reichsmarschall Focke-Wulf_SS_Totenkopf 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We, Germans, who are the only people in the world who have a decent attitude towards animals, will also assume a decent attitude towards these human animals.^ We Germans, who are the only people in the world who have a decent attitude to animals, will also adopt a decent attitude to these human animals, but it is a crime against our own blood to worry about them and to bring them ideals.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • heinrich himmler biography (1900-1945) | ss reichsfuhrer 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.leninimports.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]
    • DeutschesReich -- Reichsmarschall Focke-Wulf_SS_Totenkopf 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This attitude is as innate in people as it is in animals.
    • DeutschesReich -- Reichsmarschall Focke-Wulf_SS_Totenkopf 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We, Germans, who are the only people in the world who have a decent attitude towards animals, will also assume a decent attitude towards these human animals.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .But it is a crime against our blood to worry about them and give them ideals, thus causing our sons and grandsons to have a more difficult time with them.^ But it is a crime against our blood to worry about them and give them ideals, thus causing our sons and grandsons to have a more difficult time with them.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thus, for the third time within a span of ten years, Hitler had caused to be created a group, possessed of superior qualities, for his own protection.
    • Background : The Waffen-SS : Backg 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.valourandhorror.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Thus according to the Charter of the International Tribunal at Nuremberg, the ex-Mufti is a criminal on all three counts, for crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.
    • The Handzar Division lives on in Bosnia.... 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC emperors-clothes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .When somebody comes up to me and says: 'I cannot dig the anti-tank ditch with women and children, it is inhuman, for it would kill them,' then I have to say: 'You are the murderer of your own blood, because if the anti-tank ditch is not dug German soldiers will die, and they are the sons of German mothers.^ They killed all the Germans.

    ^ When somebody comes to me and says, "I can't build tank ditches with children or women.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then I must say: "You are a murderer of your own blood, since, if the tank ditches are not built, then German soldiers will die, and they are the sons of German mothers.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    .They are our own blood....'^ 'One principle must be absolute for the SS man: we must be honest, decent, loyal, and comradely to members of our own blood and to no one else.
    • DeutschesReich -- Reichsmarschall Focke-Wulf_SS_Totenkopf 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We must be honest, decent, loyal, and comradely to members of our own blood and nobody else.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then I must say: "You are a murderer of your own blood, since, if the tank ditches are not built, then German soldiers will die, and they are the sons of German mothers.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Our concern, our duty, is our people and our blood.^ Our concern, our duty, is our people and our blood.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We had the moral right; we had the duty towards our people, to destroy a people that wanted to destroy us.
    • Belzec: Stepping Stone to Genocide - Chapter 12 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.jewishgen.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That is how I would like to indoctrinate this SS, and, I believe, have indoctrinated, as one of the holiest laws of the future: our concern, our duty, is to our people, and to our blood.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    We can be indifferent to everything else. .I wish the S.S. to adopt this attitude towards the problem of all foreign, non-Germanic peoples, especially Russians....^ I wish the SS to face the problem of all foreign, non-Germanic peoples, particularly the Russians, with this attitude.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I wish the S.S. to adopt this attitude towards the problem of all foreign, non-Germanic peoples, especially Russians....
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But Himmler wasn't simply trying to weed out non-Aryans; he was trying to reestablish a mythical race of people to which he believed all culture, science, and innovation stemmed from.
    • Digital Survivors • View topic - Himmler's Utopia: Germanic Farmland Colonies 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.digitalsurvivors.com [Source type: General]

    • The Posen speech to SS officers (6 October 1943)
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Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only in so far as we need them as slaves for our culture: otherwise it is of no interest to me.
  • Most of you know what it means when a hundred corpses are lying side by side, or five hundred, or a thousand.^ The Posen speech to SS officers (6 October 1943) Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only in so far as we need them as slaves for our culture: otherwise it is of no interest to me.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only so far as we need them as slaves for our culture; otherwise, it is of no interest to me.

    ^ Most of you know what it means when a hundred corpses are lying side by side, or five hundred, or a thousand.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .To have stuck it out, and at the same time — apart from exceptions caused by human weakness — to have remained decent fellows, that is what has made us hard.^ To have gone through this and yet - apart from a few exceptions, examples of human weakness - to have remained decent fellows, this is what has made us hard.
    • Heinrich Himmler killer file 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.moreorless.au.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ To have stuck it out, and at the same time — apart from exceptions caused by human weakness — to have remained decent fellows, that is what has made us hard.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To have gone through this and yet—apart from a few exceptions, examples of human weakness—to have remained decent, this has made us hard.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]

    .This is a page of glory in our history, which has never been written and is never to be written....^ This is a glorious page in our history that has never been written and never shall be written.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]
    • Religious Roots: Nazi Partying 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is a page of glory in our history, which has never been written and is never to be written....
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This is a page of glory in our history which has never been written and shall never be written.'
    • DeutschesReich -- Reichsmarschall Focke-Wulf_SS_Totenkopf 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We had the moral right, we had the duty to our people, to destroy this people which wanted to destroy us.^ We had the moral right; we had the duty towards our people, to destroy a people that wanted to destroy us.
    • Belzec: Stepping Stone to Genocide - Chapter 12 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.jewishgen.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We had the moral right, we had the duty to our people, to destroy this people which wanted to destroy us.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Religious Roots: Nazi Partying 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Our concern, our duty, is our people and our blood.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Anti-Semitism is exactly the same as delousing.^ Himmler speech, 4 October 1943 in Posen.
    • Belzec: Stepping Stone to Genocide - Chapter 12 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.jewishgen.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Heinrich Himmler, speech to Schutzstaffel (SS) officers at Poznan (4th October, 1943) .

    ^ Heinrich Himmler , speech to Schutzstaffel (SS) officers at Poznan (4th October, 1943) .

    .Getting rid of lice is not a question of ideology, it is a matter of cleanliness.^ Getting rid of lice is not a question of ideology, it is a matter of cleanliness.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In just this same way anti-Semitism for us has not been a question of ideology but a matter of cleanliness.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .In just this same way anti-Semitism for us has not been a question of ideology but a matter of cleanliness.^ Getting rid of lice is not a question of ideology, it is a matter of cleanliness.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In just this same way anti-Semitism for us has not been a question of ideology but a matter of cleanliness.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ According to the Jewish Virtual Library : Himmler's decisive innovation was to transform the race question from "a negative concept based on matter-of-course anti-Semitism" into "an organizational task for building up the SS....
    • Heinrich Himmler - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Quoted in "Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust" - Page 29 - by Harold Kaplan - History - 1994
  • We won't waste much time on the Jews.^ Quoted in "Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust" - Page 29 - by Harold Kaplan - History - 1994 We won't waste much time on the Jews.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ (Includes Dachau Virtual Tour) United States Holocaust Museum --America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust.

    ^ It was surely the only time in the history of Nazi Germany that an SS detachment saluted a Jew!
    • Liberty - A Jew Talks to Himmler 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC libertyunbound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Zwoje (The Scrolls) 1 (38), 2004 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.zwoje-scrolls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .It's great to get to grips with the Jewish race at last.^ It's great to get to grips with the Jewish race at last.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The more that die the better; hitting them represents a victory for our Reich.^ The more that die the better; hitting them represents a victory for our Reich.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They hate us because they know that we hold the key to victory, to our future, and to the eternal Reich of all Germans.
    • DeutschesReich -- Reichsmarschall Focke-Wulf_SS_Totenkopf 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.freewebs.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We are more valuable because our blood enables us to invent more than others, to lead our people better than the others; because it enables us to have better soldiers, better statesmen, higher culture, better characters.
    • Organization and Obligations of the SS and the Police: A lecture by HeinrichHimmler 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.ess.uwe.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

    .The Jews should feel that we've arrived.^ The Jews should feel that we've arrived.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We want to put half to three-quarters of all Jews east of the Vistula.^ We want to put half to three-quarters of all Jews east of the Vistula.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Speaking at meeting outside Berlin, SS officer Reinhard Heydrich says, "As a first step in the 'Final Solution' of the Jewish question, it is first of all planned to put the Jews to work in the East.
    • Heinrich Himmler killer file 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.moreorless.au.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On June 2, 1943, he wrote, "We began here with three and a half million Jews; of those we have only a few labor companies left, all the rest have let us say -emigrated" (Lebert, 129).
    • Danielle Zilberg: Children of Nazi Leaders (2005) 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.history.ucsb.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We will crush these Jews wherever we can.^ We will crush these Jews wherever we can.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    Everything is at stake. .Get the Jews out of the Reich, Vienna, everywhere.^ Get the Jews out of the Reich, Vienna, everywhere.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We have no use for Jews in the Reich.^ We have no use for Jews in the Reich.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There were no longer one million Jews living in the German Reich.
    • Genocide of Czech Jews 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.porges.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Witness, do you still say that you had no knowledge of the use of the SS for the collection of loot, for the use of resettlement, for the driving of people from their homes and for the enslavement of Poles and Jews?
    • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

    .Probably the line of the Vistula, behind this line no more.^ Probably the line of the Vistula, behind this line no more.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We are the most important people here.^ We are the most important people here.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • November 25, 1939. Quoted in "Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy" - Page 160 - by Ismail K Merchant, Richard L. Rubenstein, John K. Roth - History - 2003
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I hope to see the very concept of Jewry completely obliterated.
  • I hope to see the very concept of Jewry completely obliterated.^ I hope to see the very concept of Jewry completely obliterated.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This was the very last glimmer of hope in an otherwise completely hopeless situation.
    • Zodiac & the Swastika by Wilhelm Wulff, Astrologer to Himmler's Court: Chapter Fourteen - Heinrich Himmler's Final Orders 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC skyscript.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Quoted in "Approaches to Auschwitz: The Holocaust and Its Legacy" - Page 160 - by Ismail K Merchant, Richard L. Rubenstein, John K. Roth - History - 2003 I hope to see the very concept of Jewry completely obliterated.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • March 23 1941. Quoted in "Murderous Science" - Page 48 - by Benno Müller-Hill - History - 1998
  • Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA — ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State.^ Quoted in "Murderous Science" - Page 48 - by Benno Müller-Hill - History - 1998 Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA — ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ March 23 1941.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Quoted in "Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust" - Page 29 - by Harold Kaplan - History - 1994 We won't waste much time on the Jews.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Quoted in "Critical Issues in Biomedical Science" - Page 86 - by Leland L. Smith - Science - 2002

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  • Every SS man has the right and the duty to defend his honor with his mandems.
  • It is my firm intention to collect all the dispersed German blood in the world.
  • An oath is not sufficient.^ It is my firm intention to collect all the dispersed German blood in the world.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A man who was annulled all rights.
    • Concentration Camp Dictionary ["H-I"] by Oliver Lustig 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC isurvived.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Every SS man has the right and the duty to defend his honor with his mandems.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It is also essential that every man is a devout person and expels sin from deep within one's own mind.
  • The Führer knows the value of the SS. We are his preferred and most precious organization, because we have never abandoned him.^ The Führer knows the value of the SS. We are his preferred and most precious organization, because we have never abandoned him.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is also essential that every man is a devout person and expels sin from deep within one's own mind.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hermann Schmitz, one of the most important persons in Germany, has achieved outstanding success simultaneously in the three separate fields, industry, finance, and government, and has served with zeal and devotion every government in power.
    • CHAPTER NINE: Wall Street and the Nazi Inner Circle 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.reformation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • To the SS, 1931.
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The Führer knows the value of the SS. We are his preferred and most precious organization, because we have never abandoned him.
  • It is truly sad that my new assignment only puts me in close contact with the more vile representatives of humanity...with criminals, Hebrews, and enemies of the State, when all my thoughts and my energies are for the purity of our race.^ The Führer knows the value of the SS. We are his preferred and most precious organization, because we have never abandoned him.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is truly sad that my new assignment only puts me in close contact with the more vile representatives of humanity...with criminals, Hebrews, and enemies of the State, when all my thoughts and my energies are for the purity of our race.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ T he judges of the Nuremberg Trials declared part of the SS, the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) a criminal organization responsible for the implementation of racial policies of genocide and committing war crimes and crimes against humanity, but their murderous deeds will never be forgotten.

    .But the Führer has assigned this task to me.^ But the Führer has assigned this task to me.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    I will not pull back. .
    • 1933
  • Those who abandon their duties do not deserve from the native land even a piece of bread.^ Those who abandon their duties do not deserve from the native land even a piece of bread.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Those who knew him rightfully feared him even more than Hitler.

    ^ The difference between 'hanged' and 'hung' is academic, and I bet many of those who insist upon using the 'correct' word can't even say why it's correct.
    • Saddam, Himmler, Goering & Donetz [Archive] - JREF Forum 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC forums.randi.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The German women and adolescents are invited to receive them, not with compassion, but instead with depreciation and ridicule, and especially heavy, vigilant blows to their foreheads with broomsticks.^ The German women and adolescents are invited to receive them, not with compassion, but instead with depreciation and ridicule, and especially heavy, vigilant blows to their foreheads with broomsticks.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • From a proclamation to the nation, January 1945.
  • The Fuhrer has ordered the final solution to the Jewish problem.^ From a proclamation to the nation, January 1945.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Fuhrer has ordered the final solution to the Jewish problem.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Himmler was then charged by Hitler to carry out the extermination of the Jewish race in Europe, and the SS carried out this inhuman task, the so-called “Final Solution.” T o accomplish this goal: .

    .Those of us in the SS must execute these plans.^ Those of us in the SS must execute these plans.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These forces must not be allowed to thwart human progress and the Divine Plan.

    ^ All who have Germany’s welfare at heart will and must respect us, just as those who in any way and at any time face the Führer and the Nation with a bad conscience’.
    • Himmler as seen by the British Foreign office 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.fpp.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    .This is a hard job, but if the act is not carried out at once, instead of us exterminating the Jews, the Jews will exterminate the Germans at a later date.^ This is a hard job, but if the act is not carried out at once, instead of us exterminating the Jews, the Jews will exterminate the Germans at a later date.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I must even admit that this gassing set my mind at rest, for the mass extermination of the Jews was to start soon, and at that time neither Eichmann nor I was certain as to how these mass killings were to be carried out.

    ^ To have stuck it out, and at the same time — apart from exceptions caused by human weakness — to have remained decent fellows, that is what has made us hard.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • Whether they live in comfort or die from starvation, only concerns me if they can be used as slaves for our culture.^ Whether they live in comfort or die from starvation, only concerns me if they can be used as slaves for our culture.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To Rudolf Höss in the summer of 1941.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only so far as we need them as slaves for our culture; otherwise, it is of no interest to me.

    Otherwise it's no concern to me when a anti tank ditch is being dug 10,000 Russian women collapse from exhaustion, the only thing that concerns me is when the ditch is complete for Germany.
This is a hard job, but if the act is not carried out at once, instead of us exterminating the Jews, the Jews will exterminate the Germans at a later date.

About Himmler

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  • In my eyes, Himmler was worse than Hitler.^ In my eyes, Himmler was worse than Hitler.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But such bad manners were incongruous in the head of the German Police, the Minister of the Interior in the Third Reich, and the Reichsfhrer of the SS. Yet Himmler was worse than Kirrmayer.
    • Zodiac & the Swastika by Wilhelm Wulff, Astrologer to Himmler's Court: Chapter Eight - Lunch with Heinrich Himmler 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC skyscript.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bormann wants to compromise Himmler in Hitler's eyes, Dulles in Stalin's eyes, and Wolff in Himmler's .
    • "Seventeen Moments of Spring" (starring Stirlitz) by Julian Semyonov - from SovLit.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.sovlit.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The assassination attempt should have been directed against Himmler in the first place.^ The assassination attempt should have been directed against Himmler in the first place.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was the first concentration camp to be set up in 1933, and it was the first to be under the direct supervision of Heinrich Himmler, who soon controlled the entire concentration camp network in the German Reich.
    • Reshaping Dachau for Visitors, 1933-2000 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.history.ucsb.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Himmler visited the castle for the first time on November 3, 1933 and seemed to agree that the Wewelsburg should become the site for SS training.
    • The Wewelsburg: the Nazi Grail Castle 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.philipcoppens.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • At the time of the shooting of these 120, there was a young Jewish boy of twenty who had a Nordic appearance, with blue eyes and blond hair.^ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, to Leon Goldensohn (14 February 1946) He was not a man who was hard-hearted in the sight of blood.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski , to Leon Goldensohn (14 February 1946) At the time of the shooting of these 120, there was a young Jewish boy of twenty who had a Nordic appearance, with blue eyes and blond hair.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, to Leon Goldensohn (14 February 1946) In Krakow, a Criminal Police officer, over fifty years of age, shook hands with a Jew.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Himmler called that boy aside from the pit where he was to be shot and asked him if he were Jewish, whether his grandparents were all Jewish.^ Himmler called that boy aside from the pit where he was to be shot and asked him if he were Jewish, whether his grandparents were all Jewish.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Himmler told me on the 13th of April 1945 when I asked him' to receive the representative of the Jewish world congress, Mr. Storsch, from 'Stockholm, "But how am I going to do that with Kaltenbrunner around, I shall then be completely at his mercy !"
    • Affidavit of Walter Schellenberg, 23 January 1946 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ess.uwe.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bormann allowed him 80,000 marks, and with it Himmler had a house built it Berchtesgarten-Schönau which was called `Haus Schneewinkellehen`.
    • Axis History Forum • View topic - Himmler's mistress 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC forum.axishistory.com [Source type: General]

    .The boy replied that as far as he knew, his entire family was Jewish.^ The boy replied that as far as he knew, his entire family was Jewish.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Then Himmler said that he couldn't help the boy, and the boy was executed along with the others.^ Then Himmler said that he couldn't help the boy, and the boy was executed along with the others.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A main focus of recent work on Himmler has been the extent to which he competed for, and craved, Hitler's attention and respect, along with other Nazi leaders.
    • Heinrich Himmler - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Executed along with Ernst Roehm and other senior SA leaders on June 30, 1934, known as the "night of the long knives".
    • Bioprofiles 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ess.uwe.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You could see how Himmler tried to save the boy's life.^ You could see how Himmler tried to save the boy's life.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I could not for the life of me see anything outstanding or extraordinary about this middle-sized, youthfully slender man in grey S.S. uniform.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Save the innocent life you'll hit on the highway because the alcohol or pot made you swerve lanes.
    • Reasons Marijuana should be legal. - General [M]ayhem 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.genmay.com [Source type: General]

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    • Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, to Leon Goldensohn (14 February 1946)
  • He was not a man who was hard-hearted in the sight of blood.^ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, to Leon Goldensohn (14 February 1946) He was not a man who was hard-hearted in the sight of blood.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, to Leon Goldensohn (14 February 1946) In Krakow, a Criminal Police officer, over fifty years of age, shook hands with a Jew.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bach-Zelewski , Erich, von dem .
    • Bioprofiles 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ess.uwe.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He was hard-hearted by reason of a fanatic ideology. .But he was undoubtedly soft and cowardly.^ But he was undoubtedly soft and cowardly.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, to Leon Goldensohn (14 February 1946)
  • In Krakow, a Criminal Police officer, over fifty years of age, shook hands with a Jew.^ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, to Leon Goldensohn (14 February 1946) He was not a man who was hard-hearted in the sight of blood.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bach-Zelewski , Erich, von dem .
    • Bioprofiles 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ess.uwe.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, to Leon Goldensohn (14 February 1946) In Krakow, a Criminal Police officer, over fifty years of age, shook hands with a Jew.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Himmler was informed and ordered a two-year term in Dachau for this employee.^ Himmler was informed and ordered a two-year term in Dachau for this employee.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Founded in 1935 with Hitler's blessing, Himmler merged it with the SS two years later.
    • Channel 4 - History - The Nazi Expedition 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.channel4.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As early as December 16 the Gestapo Chief, SS Gruppenfuhrer H. Muller, informed Himmler how his order would be fulfilled as far as the Jewish sector was concerned.
    • Genocide of Czech Jews 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.porges.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .This was at the time of the battle of Stalingrad.^ This was at the time of the battle of Stalingrad.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .It shows that Himmler had time to think of these ridiculous things.^ It shows that Himmler had time to think of these ridiculous things.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Besides his translation of these German terms, Porter shows that all of these terms are used multiple times during the speech and that each is used at least once in a figurative sense.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I think it's even more relevant in a time when Holocaust deniers are multiplying and memory is fading of these events even among non-deniers.
    • Iconic sign stolen from Auschwitz death camp memorial - Alan Nothnagle - Open Salon 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

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    • Rudolf Mildner, to Leon Goldensohn (12 February 1946)
  • Himmler was the most feared man in Germany by everyone, including the most loyal German.^ From this point until the very end, Himmler proved to be Hitler's most loyal asociate and he referred to him as "der treue Heinrich".
    • biography: Heinrich Himmler 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC histclo.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To this date a well annotated compilation of the speeches of Heinrich Himmler does not exist, despite the fact that Himmler was the second most powerful man in Germany after Adolf Hitler.

    ^ Heinrich Luitpold Himmler ( listen ( help · info ) 7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945) was considered one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany .
    • Boston University School of Theology Archives 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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He obtained pleasure from punishing others, like a schoolteacher who hits a child with a cane more than necessary and derives pleasure from it.
  • Himmler hated Poles and Slavs and was quite capable of not only making such a statement but of putting it into practice if given the opportunity.^ Himmler thinks this more likely in the West than the East.

    ^ Himmler had similar plans for the Poles, intellectuals were to be killed and most other Poles were to be only literate enough to read traffic signs.
    • Boston University School of Theology Archives 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I would like to mention here publicly the thoughts of this man, who was feared, hated, and denounced by sub-humans, such as Jews and miscellaneous criminals.
    • Himmler Eulogy 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC stevenlehrer.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Paul O. Schmidt, to Leon Goldensohn (13 March 1946)
  • Himmler was not sadistic — he was a stingy, small person.^ On 13 March, Himmler abandoned his command and, claiming illness, retired to a sanatorium at Hohenlychen.
    • Boston University School of Theology Archives 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC sthweb.bu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On 13 March, Himmler abandoned his command, and, claiming illness, retired to a sanatorium at Hohenlychen.
    • Heinrich Himmler& encyclopedia topics | Reference.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.reference.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He was formerly a schoolteacher and he was always of that kind of mentality.^ He was formerly a schoolteacher and he was always of that kind of mentality.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .He obtained pleasure from punishing others, like a schoolteacher who hits a child with a cane more than necessary and derives pleasure from it.^ One is not more right than the other.
    • Bouncers Accused of Beating Gay Man for Dancing with Man - Gothamist 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC gothamist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We also have better quality, speaking of your profession, because the German soldier is more devoted to duty, more decent, and more intelligent than the soldiers of other countries.
    • Organization and Obligations of the SS and the Police: A lecture by HeinrichHimmler 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.ess.uwe.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However they are probably much more vocal in their detest for the Christian faith than are other Neopagans.
    • ADOLPH HITLER...A CHRISTIAN??? 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC usminc.org [Source type: Original source]

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  • The only difficulty with Himmler was that he was of a sneaky nature.^ Ernst Kaltenbrunner , to Leon Goldensohn (22 March 1946) The only difficulty with Himmler was that he was of a sneaky nature.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Erich von dem Bach-Zelewski, to Leon Goldensohn (14 February 1946) He was not a man who was hard-hearted in the sight of blood.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Walter Schellenberg, to Leon Goldensohn (12 March 1946) He was a schoolmaster type outwardly, and that was as far as his foreign political horizon went.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I never knew whether I would be alive or imprisoned the next day.^ I never knew whether I would be alive or imprisoned the next day.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This was a crisis Hitler had long foreseen, he knew the generals loathed and feared the SA, and the generals were placated by assurances from Hitler that the SA would never challenge the Army’s supremacy.

    ^ A few of the kids cried because they were sad to leave the arcade, others because they knew they would never return.
    • Time-Keepers - Chapter 38 - LARP by Forest J. Handford 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.eastcoastgames.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But I gained new strength from my firm idea that Germany — that I must save Germany from chaos.^ But I gained new strength from my firm idea that Germany — that I must save Germany from chaos.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We, precisely we of the SS, must earn a reputation for contractual loyalty all over the world such as to gain the greatest value for Germany in so doing, that is, faith through trust.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Himmler hated Russia but I had him convinced that Russia could not be defeated.^ Walter Schellenberg, to Leon Goldensohn (12 March 1946) He was a schoolmaster type outwardly, and that was as far as his foreign political horizon went.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Walter Schellenberg , to Leon Goldensohn (12 March 1946) Himmler hated Russia but I had him convinced that Russia could not be defeated.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Wikiquote 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, by the spring of 1945 Himmler had lost faith in German victory, probably partially due to his discussions with his masseur Felix Kersten and Walter Schellenberg .
    • Heinrich Himmler at AllExperts 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC en.allexperts.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Walter Schellenberg, to Leon Goldensohn (12 March 1946)
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There was also Himmler the crusader and visionary, the man who built a romantic castle in a German forest where the knights of the S.S., many of whom could hardly read or write, were required to repair at intervals to contemplate the glory of their order and establish spiritual contact with the heroes of mediaeval Germany.
  • Himmler was such a coward he refused or was afraid to act because of Kaltenbrunner and Hitler.^ Guido Knopp, a German film producer has made several series on Nazi Germany at war, including an excellent six part series on the SS. One thing is certain if there was a true crazy man in the Nazi heirachy, it was Himmler.
    • Digital Survivors • View topic - Himmler's Utopia: Germanic Farmland Colonies 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.digitalsurvivors.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Stalin, at the signing of the Moscow Agreement, proposed in addition to a toast to Hitler a toast to Himmler as the 'guarantor of order in Germany'; see Rosenberg, Politisches Tagebuch , entry for 5th October 1959.
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ During March 1946, Dr. Burkhardt, President of the International Red Cross, with whom I had a contact through Swiss friends, indicated he wished to talk to Himmler about evacuation of various nationals held in Germany.
    • Affidavit of Walter Schellenberg, 23 January 1946 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ess.uwe.ac.uk [Source type: Original source]

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    • Walter Schellenberg, to Leon Goldensohn (12 March 1946)
  • He was a schoolmaster type outwardly, and that was as far as his foreign political horizon went.^ In its aims the SS went far beyond all the overt considerations of militant political groupings.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Affidavit of Walter Schellenberg , 23 January 1946 .
    • Bioprofiles 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ess.uwe.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The idea of a negotiated peace with the western Allies was first suggested to Himmler in 1942 by Walter Schellenberg , his deputy for the political intelligence department.
    • "Seventeen Moments of Spring" (starring Stirlitz) by Julian Semyonov - from SovLit.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.sovlit.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Therefore, in the field of foreign affairs I had an easy time convincing him.^ "I The time for immigration will be fixed to take place after the spring tilling of the fields, so that the foreigners will carry out the cultivation of the land, and the new settlers will be able to profit by the harvest.
    • The Avalon Project : Nuremberg Trial Proceedings Vol. 20 - One Hundred Ninety-Fifth Day 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC avalon.law.yale.edu [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The enemy can therefore exploit this ground, which has been magnificently well prepared for him, for his acts of sabotage and parachute activities at any time.
    • Heinrich Himmler's Posen Speech 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.codoh.com [Source type: Original source]

    .As far as other things are concerned, Himmler was a sphinx, hard to understand.^ And if we look at other evidence we find that Himmler’s practice regarding homosexuals was far different than his rhetoric would imply.
    • The PinkSwastika 4th Edition - Final 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.defendthefamily.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As far as the front is concerned Himmler is extremely worried, particularly about developments in Pomerania and the West.

    ^ As early as December 16 the Gestapo Chief, SS Gruppenfuhrer H. Muller, informed Himmler how his order would be fulfilled as far as the Jewish sector was concerned.
    • Genocide of Czech Jews 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.porges.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    He was a coward, not a brave man. .
    • Walter Schellenberg, to Leon Goldensohn (13 March 1946)
  • There was also Himmler the crusader and visionary, the man who built a romantic castle in a German forest where the knights of the S.S., many of whom could hardly read or write, were required to repair at intervals to contemplate the glory of their order and establish spiritual contact with the heroes of mediaeval Germany.^ This room and the crypt only survived because the man who was told to blow up the castle at the end of the war did not destroy the north tower.
    • Germany: Inside Himmler’s spooky castle | Germany - Times Online 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Schellenberg said that he had indirect contacts with the Russians through Switzerland and Sweden after 1942, was involved in the proposals made by Himmler to the Allies in late as March 1944 and was negotiating with Folke Bernadotte a surrender to General Eisenhower.
    • Zwoje (The Scrolls) 1 (38), 2004 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.zwoje-scrolls.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Schellenberg said that he had indirect contacts with the Russians through Switzerland and Sweden after 1942, was involved in the proposals made by Himmler to the Allies as late as March 1944, and was negotiating with Folke Bernadotte a surrender to General Eisenhower.
    • Liberty - A Jew Talks to Himmler 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC libertyunbound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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    • Edward Crankshaw in Gestapo: Instrument of Tyranny (1956)
  • For him the Russian war offered a glorious opportunity for comparative anatomy: while immense armies were manoeuvring over the frozen plains and smashing each other to pieces, Himmler set himself the urgent task of building up a collection of skulls of Jewish-Bolshevik Commissars: such things were impossible to come by in Germany.^ Himmler set himself to engineer this breeding.

    ^ For a few years, the S.S. was subordinate to the S.A. (Stormtroopers), but Himmler steadily built up his force into a combination private army and police force, enlisting only the most loyal followers of Hitler and racial fanatics like himself.
    • The First Steps Leading to the "Final Solution" 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.remember.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ ReichsFuhrer Heinrich Himmler Heinrich Himmler (October 7, 1900 - May 23, 1945) was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany; he led the SS and Gestapo and was put in charge of organising the mass extermination of Jews and others in extermination camps.
    • German WW2 VIPs- ReichsFuhrer Heinrich Himmler 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.battle-fleet.com [Source type: Reference]

    • Edward Crankshaw in Gestapo: Instrument of Tyranny (1956)
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As far as other things are concerned, Himmler was a sphinx, hard to understand.
  • He had a pale, round, expressionless face, almost Mongolian, and a completely inoffensive air.^ He had a pale, round, expressionless face, almost Mongolian, and a completely inoffensive air.

    ^ As far as the scope of homosexual men’s support of the Nazis is concerned, we face a self-imposed void in our knowledge that has taken on the dimensions of an ideologically motivated taboo.
    • The PinkSwastika 4th Edition - Final 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.defendthefamily.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I did not have a visa, because only Himmler and his closest associates knew about our visit, it was held in complete secrecy from all the other Nazi bosses.

    .Nor in his early years did I ever hear him advocate the race theories of what he was to become the most notorious executive.^ Nor in his early years did I ever hear him advocate the race theories of what he was to become the most notorious executive.

    ^ Did British intelligence agents murder notorious SS-boss Heinrich Himmler after World War II to prevent embarrassing details about him negotiating with the British becoming public?
    • Secular Blasphemy 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC blogs.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ His fanatical concern with education, which led him continually to try to teach and impart axioms for living, was doubtless also largely the outcome of his early years.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • He looked to me like an intelligent elementary schoolteacher, certainly not a man of violence.^ He looked to me like an intelligent elementary schoolteacher, certainly not a man of violence.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Walter Dornberger, who was in charge of the rocket centre at Peenemunde, graphically described Himmler's appearance: "He looked to me like an intelligent elementary schoolteacher, certainly not a man of violence.
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Himmler selected Heydrich as his right hand-man in 1931, and within a few short years he was feared by everyone but Hitler himself (Rector:61).
    • The PinkSwastika 4th Edition - Final 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.defendthefamily.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I could not for the life of me see anything outstanding or extraordinary about this middle-sized, youthfully slender man in grey S.S. uniform.^ I could not for the life of me see anything outstanding or extraordinary about this middle-sized, youthfully slender man in grey SS uniform.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Could be wrong, but if you stay around politics, you will see sub-rosa communists that I have complained about, but also sub rosa fascists.
    • Iconic sign stolen from Auschwitz death camp memorial - Alan Nothnagle - Open Salon 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC open.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He looked straight ahead; I had a feeling he could see with his entire left side, through his grey suit, with its (I noticed) meticulously hand-stitched label.
    • Religious Roots: Nazi Partying 7 January 2010 23:49 UTC www.orange-papers.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Under a brow of average height two grey-blue eyes looked out at me, behind glittering prince-nez, with an air of peaceful interrogation.^ Under a brow of average height two grey-blue eyes looked out at me, behind glittering pince-nez, with an air of peaceful interrogation.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Heinrich Himmler is a South German type, with close-cut dark hair, a Bavarian accent, and dark blue eyes which look searchingly at you from behind rimless glasses.
    • The National Socialist Party in Third Reich Germany 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ihr.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Kathe feeds the children, then, when the air raid ends, leaves them in the care of a young woman for a moment as goes out to look for a phone.
    • "Seventeen Moments of Spring" (starring Stirlitz) by Julian Semyonov - from SovLit.com 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.sovlit.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The trimmed moustache below the straight, well-shaped nose traced a dark line on his unhealthy, pale features.^ The trimmed moustache below the straight, well-shaped nose traced a dark line on his unhealthy, pale features.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    .The lips were colourless and very thin.^ The lips were colourless and very thin.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    .Only the inconspicuous, receding chin surprised me.^ Only the inconspicuous, receding chin surprised me.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    .The skin of his neck was flaccid and wrinkled.^ The skin of his neck was flaccid and wrinkled.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    .With a broadening of his constant, set smile, faintly mocking and sometimes contemptuous about the corners of the mouth, two rows of excellent white teeth appeared between the thin lips.^ It is thin and holds two rows of cigarettes.

    ^ With a broadening of his constant, set smile, faintly mocking and sometimes contemptuous about the corners of the mouth, two rows of excellent white teeth appeared between the thin lips.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He let himself searched, but when they asked him to open his mouth he quickly crushed a cyanide ampoule between his teeth.
    • Concentration Camp Dictionary ["H-I"] by Oliver Lustig 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC isurvived.org [Source type: Original source]

    .His slender, pale, and almost girlishly soft hands, covered with blue veins, lay motionless on the table throughout our conversation.^ His slender, pale and almost girlishly soft hands, covered with blue veins, lay motionless on the table throughout our conversation."
    • Heinrich Himmler SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.thirdreich.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His slender, pale and almost girlishly soft hands, covered with blue veins, lay motionless on the table throughout our conversation.
    • Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC www.ourcivilisation.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Heinrich Himmler and the SS 24 January 2010 17:42 UTC greyfalcon.us [Source type: Original source]

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