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  Massage's Greatest Humanitarian: Felix Kersten
Felix Kersten (1898-1960), sometimes referred to as a doctor but most often as a masseur, is responsible for saving the lives of countless human beings during World War II.
Kersten called this method "manual therapy" or "nerve therapy." Through his ministrations to Himmler, Kersten was able to convince the SS boss to avert plans to send millions to their death.
Kersten became so bold in his ministrations of relief to Himmler that he was able to plea-bargain for the lives of his friends, government officials in his homeland and other important and often ordinary people who came to his attention.
www.massagemag.com /Magazine/2003/issue104/history104.php   (940 words)

 Holocausto: Documentação e História - Felix Kersten
Kersten e seus colaboradores faziam listas de pessoas que eles queriam excluídas dos campos de concentração dos inevitáveis fornos da morte.
Kersten tornou-se tão ousado em suas sessões de terapia de alívio a Himmler que ele era capaz de barganhar em favor das vidas dos seus amigos, de funcionários do governo em seu país de origem e outras pessoas importantes, mas com freqüência pessoas comuns que o procuravam o caiam na sua atenção.
Kersten viveu em constante ameaça de ser exposto, mas as sessões de terapia e conversas pessoais com Himmler lhe forneceram a proteção necessária em cada esforço que ele fez para salvar mais vidas.
h-doc.vilabol.uol.com.br /Kersten.htm   (922 words)

 Royal Marines Association - Gold Coast
Felix Kersten was born in Estonia in 1898.
Felix Kersten was ushered into the presence of Himmler and by probing and using all the skills he had learned from Dr Ko, he was able to locate the most painful origins of the problem.
Kersten was very conspicuous as a somewhat plump figure in a civilian suit among the uniformed thugs of the SS and he was resented and mistrusted, though none dared show it.Only one officer, Rudolf Brandt, did not join in this hostility.
www.royalmarinesassociation.org /rma-gold-coast/newslets/2006_april.html   (4266 words)

 Félix Kersten - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Kersten se encontró frente a esta realidad sin una efectiva solución para poder remediar su influencia, para mientras Himmler puso a funcionar la maquinaría de los campos de concentración para el asunto judío de la Solución final, en forma tan eficaz que pronto las estadísticas de estos campos subieron abrumadoramente.
Kersten realizó un viaje a Finlandia, pero a la vuelta y de paso se entrevistó en Estocolmo con funcionarios de confianza del gobierno sueco, la parada en Estocolmo fue disimulada con el pretexto de asistir a cerca de los 5.000 heridos finlandeses en los hospitales de la capital sueca.
Kersten ya tenía conquistado a Rodolfo Brandt, el secretario personal de Himmler, para trazar el vasto plan debía también ganarse la confianza de sus esbirros, los inmmediatos en la línea de mando de Himmler, el coronel de las SS, Walter Schellenberg y el general Gottlob Berger.
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 nobs: 02/27/2000 - 03/04/2000
Kersten, working in tandem with Walter Schellenberg, head of Nazi security intelligence (Sicherheitsdienst, or SD), made contact with the OSS on behalf of Himmler with the intention of conspiring to overthrow Hitler.
Kersten, who traveled often to Sweden, where he was establishing a permanent home, was able to make contact with the American OSS without attracting attention.
Hewitt reported that the climax of Kersten's several conversations with him was a startling overture urging Western Allies to collaborate in ousting Hitler and join forces with a Germany led by Himmler and the SS to destroy Russia.
nobsblog.blogspot.com /2000_02_27_nobsblog_archive.html   (3436 words)

 Holocaust Teaching - The Heroic Rescuers by A.Kimel
Felix Kersten, was born in Estonia, lived in Finland and in Holland, where he was trained as physical therapist by Chinese doctor.
Kersten, the man with the golden hands, became indispensable for the Heinrich Himmler, who suffered from violent stomach spasm.
Kersten tried to persuade Himmler to remove Hitler from power, because a syphilitic is ruling Germany, to which Himmler replied: "He cannot move against Hitler, because of the oath of obedience sworn."
www.kimel.net /rescuers.html   (1487 words)

 Liberty - A Jew Talks to Himmler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Masur and Kersten left for Berlin on a regularly scheduled flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen, then boarded another plane emblazoned with swastikas, hardly an auspicious symbol, as they flew to Berlin through skies crossed regularly by Allied planes on their bombing missions.
Kersten's estate was some 30 miles north of Berlin, almost halfway to the hell of Ravensbrück.
Himmler, according to Kersten, accused Goebbels as the one who planned the destruction of European Jewry, a plan that included Hitler's intention of exterminating the Jews of Latin and North America and handing over to the Arabs the task of exterminating Jews in their territories.
libertyunbound.com /archive/2003_10/fox-himmler.html   (3582 words)

 Bloodless Surgery
Kersten had the reputation of being able to correct many abdominal disorders without surgery by using certain manipulations performed on the abdomen.
Kersten would take no pay for his work, but requested that certain people then held in custody by Himmler be freed.
Kersten admitted that Himmler could do this if he so desired, but of course if he were tortured or killed, Himmler would never obtain help for his condition.
www.healing.org /only-12.html   (1426 words)

 Felix Kersten (1898 - 1960) - Find A Grave Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Felix Kersten was a physical therapist in The Hague, Netherlands who ministered to many European notables during the 1920's and 1930's.
His personal memoirs were published in 1957 and the "The Devils Doctor" published in 2002 details his efforts in the face of great personal danger to hasten the defeat of Hitler's Reich thereby savings thousands, perhaps millions of innocent civilians.
Dr. Kersten's story is truly an inspiring story of one man's humanity over the depraved brutality of history's worst criminals.
www.findagrave.com /cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6376855   (244 words)

 Zwoje (The Scrolls) 1 (38), 2004
Almost a year earlier, Felix Kersten and Walter Schellenberg, the latter since 1944 head of both the SS and Werhmacht security apparatus, made a proposal to the Allies that Himmler assumed they would not refuse.
Masur and Kersten left for Berlin on a regularly scheduled flight from Stockholm to Copenhagen, then boarded another plane emblazoned with swastikas, hardly a safe symbol, as they flew to Berlin through skies crossed regularly by Allied planes on their bombing missions.
Himmler, according to Kersten, accused Goebbels as one who wished the destruction of European Jewry, a plan that included Hitler's intention to exterminate the Jews of Latin and North America and handing over to the Arabs the task of exterminating Jews in their territories.
www.zwoje-scrolls.com /zwoje38/text18.htm   (3425 words)

 Dr. Kersten's Secret
Kersten's authorized biography entitled, The Man with the Miraculous Hands, written by Joseph Kessel, tells how this good doctor of massage, utterly opposed to Nazism and all it stood for, gained influence over the second most powerful leader of the Nazi party and saved thousands of lives.
Schellenberg, the head of the Third Reich’s Intelligence Agency, on trial for war crimes and trying to gain leniency, claimed he had influenced Himmler to spare the lives of seven Swedish businessmen.
However, separate investigations revealed that Dr. Felix Kersten, Himmler’s private doctor, had saved the lives of these businessmen in addition to thousands of Jews marked for execution, while he himself was virtually a captive.
home.pacbell.net /ewhc/kersten.htm   (314 words)

 Felix Kersten - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Felix Kersten (30 September 1898 Tartu, Estonia - 16 April 1960, Stockholm, Sweden) was before and during the World War II the personal masseur of Heinrich Himmler.
Felix Kersten, The Kersten Memoirs, 1940-1945, Time Life Education (1992) (English translation of original German text), ISBN 0-809-48737-3.
John H. Waller, The Devil's Doctor: Felix Kersten and the Secret Plot to Turn Himmler Against Hitler, Wiley (2002), ISBN 0-471-39672-9.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Felix_Kersten   (574 words)

 AmericanHeritage.com / READING, WRITING AND HISTORY
Kersten, who was never under any illusion about what the man was really up to, nevertheless saw him from a rather special angle.
The Kersten Memoirs, 1940–1945, by Felix Kersten, with an introduction by H. Trevor-Roper; translated from the German by Constantine Fitzgibbon and James Oliver.
Reitlinger indicates where the historian’s responsibility lies, and Dr. Kersten presents a slice of the miserable material with which the historian is obliged to work.
americanheritage.com /articles/magazine/ah/1957/5/1957_5_96_print.shtml   (1948 words)

 Amazon.com: The Devil's Doctor: Felix Kersten and the Secret Plot to Turn Himmler Against Hitler: Books: John H. Waller   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
FELIX KERSTEN, a practicing physical therapist in The Hague, had since 1928 made a good professional reputation for himself by ministering to nobles and notables, particularly the Dutch royal family.
In that position Kersten, with connections to OSS and British intelligence, was able to influence Himmler.
Kersten saw the documentation, was appalled, and adopted the strategy of convincing Himmler that his health would be at serious risk if he undertook such a demanding task.
www.amazon.com /Devils-Doctor-Kersten-Himmler-Against/dp/0471396729   (1949 words)

 wer-weiss-was | "Felix Kersten" | aus Forum Geschichte
Felix Kersten (S e m j o n M i c h a i l o w i t s c h, 3.10.2005 15:32)
Re^2: Felix Kersten (S e m j o n M i c h a i l o w i t s c h, 5.10.2005 12:18)
Kerstens Selbstdarstellung, sein angeblicher Einfluß und seine angeblichen Erfolge werden von Fachleuten bestritten.
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 Juergenson Chapter 14   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
The world press has written so much about Kersten (his book is well known too), that it is enough when I mention that thanks to his enormous influence on Himmler, he managed to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.
Felix asked me to come to his home with my tape recorder.
One evening as we gathered in a circle of friends and were listening to the tape recording from Kersten, a young man and I noticed that every now and then during the pauses of the speakers breathing, quiet secondary voices were audible.
www.worlditc.org /c_06_juerg_ch14.htm   (568 words)

 eBay - felix books, Antiquarian Collectible, Children's Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Felix Salten, BAMBI, 1st Eng Lang, 1st US/1st/DJ, 1928
BAMBI by Felix Salten 1929 Simon and Schuster VG cond
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The masseur of Himmler, Felix Kersten, also was not a common professional.
Kersten knew a eastern occultist called  Ko, and this taught him some secret techniques that learnt in the Tibet.
Among several mental techniques, Kersten learnt with the oriental to focalize the conscience in the fingers, increasing his healing power.
www.rosecrossonline.org /hitlerandtheoccult2.htm   (1388 words)

 Holocaust Understanding- Hitler the Paretic - by A.Kimel
In summer of 1942 Himmler was seriously considering the removal of Hitler from power, and showed Felix Kersten his confidante, a thick folder containing a report relating to Hitler's syphilis:
The report was twenty-six pages long and was a compendium of all Hitler's medical reports since the time he had been treated for serious eye trouble at the hospital in Pasewalk.
In 1942, Himmler discussed with his Confidante Felix Kersten Hitler's state and was urged by Kersten the removal of Hitler from power:
www.kimel.net /syphilitic.html   (1940 words)

 Burford Books - Books on the outdoors, sports, golf, military history, travel, cooking, and more.
This amazing story of World War II chronicles the career of Dr. Felix Kersten, physician to the high-demon of the Third Reich, Heinrich Himmler.
Kersten, an alternative-medicine specialist, could alleviate Himmler’s severe stomach pains with his hands, using massage and release of innocent prisoners condemned to die.
By war’s end, thanks to Kersten, thousands of Jews and other prisoners had eluded the fate of the concentration camp.
www.burfordbooks.com /books/man_miraculous.htm   (136 words)

 Heinrich Himmler SS
Once when Felix Kersten was treating Himmler, Kersten answered the telephone; Himmler turned to him, his eyes shining, and said, 'You have been listening to the voice of the Fuhrer, you're a very lucky man.'
The head of the German Intelligence Service, Walter Schellenberg, who was his adviser towards the end of the war, reports that after every conversation with his Fuhrer, Himmler used to imitate his speech and mode of expression.
43 Kersten, Memoirs; on the other hand Himmler was reduced to a state of utmost distress by every critical remark made by Hitler, which, as Kersten notes, to some extent caused violent reactions.
www.thirdreich.net /Himmler_by_Fest.html   (8448 words)

 history: domestic distribution
Kersten was one of the most controversial characters in the Third Reich.
According to Kersten himself, he did not take money for his services, but rather asked to be paid in human lives.
Behind Kersten's inconsistent story is a whole net of political deceit and plotting showing how he too was manipulated.
www.anagramfilms.com /dom/hist_dom.htm   (2425 words)

 HuntForIt Online Auctions: More chances to Buy! More chances to Sell!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
He secretly collaborated with the Dutch underground, conspired with the head of Nazi intelligence to steer Himmler toward turning against Hitler, and, in his crowning achievement, facilitated the release of thousands of Jews still remaining in death camps during the waning days of the Third Reich.
A successful and prosperous physical therapist who had ministered to the Dutch royal family, Kersten was "asked" to forsake his adopted home in the Netherlands and become personal physician to Nazi Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler.
While others might have spent the ensuing years paying fearful obeisance to this monstrous and unpredictable master, Kersten discovered that he had both the means and the courage to manipulate the surprisingly naive Himmler.
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 Brookdale Community College — Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution — War Memoirs Project ...
We had been told that Kersten, at the behest of the Swedish Foreign Ministry, was partly responsible for the freeing of a large number of prisoners from both German prisons and German concentration camps.
Kersten and I were the only passengers; otherwise the plane was loaded fully with Red Cross packages.
Several of the people, who had been in Buchenwald for a number of years, talked about the severe abuse they were exposed to, and which did not abate until 1938, when Jewish prisoners were brought to the camp and the guards were able to pursue their sadism towards them.
www.brookdale.cc.nj.us /fac/tlt/ww2/memoir_details.php?id=53   (6912 words)

As he indulged in pseudoscientific experiments and later failed as a military commander, disrespect and independence grew among the top SS leaders.
Felix Kersten, a masseur who gave Himmler temporary relief from a severe psychosomatic illness, won some influence over him.
Weakened on all fronts, he was attacked after 1943 by Martin Bormann, who tried to revitalize the party organization as a rival of the SS.
www.angelfire.com /hi/wwiifrontline/himmler.html   (401 words)

 John H. Waller
Kersten was Himmler's "personal physical therapist and confidant...
The Devil's Doctor: Felix Kersten and the Secret Plot to Turn Himmler against Hitler.
An OSS officer in Stockholm, Abram Hewitt, was approached by Felix Kersten and Walter Schellenberg with a proposal from Himmler to oust Hitler and negotiate peace with the Western Allies.
intellit.muskingum.edu /alpha_folder/W_folder/waller_john.html   (681 words)

 .: Corvallis Gazette-Times :. Archives
Waller, who spent time in Central Asia during his years as a CIA operative, detailed the 1840s siege of Kabul and the deaths of thousands of British soldiers.
Waller also wrote "The Devil's Doctor: Felix Kersten and the Secret Plot to Turn Himmler Against Hitler" (2002), "The Unseen War in Europe: Espionage and Conspiracy in the Second World War" (1996) and "Gordon of Khartoum: The Saga of a Victorian Hero" (1988).
Waller, who had lived in McLean since 1978, was born in Paw Paw, Mich., and raised in Detroit.
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Felix "WATCH" large 5-piece 60 inches canvas art deco
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 Kersten family history
And so Kersten will always stand tall in the history of massage as its first and...
Family: Born Mark Elias Milton Kersten to Daniel and Joanne Kersten.
Karsten, Carsten, Carstens, Kersten, Kaersten, Kaerstens, Kerstens, Kirsten,...
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