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  Heinrich Himmler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Himmler was subsequently commissioned as an SA-Sturmführer in 1926, and later that year he was appointed an Oberführer, becoming SS-Gauführer (District Leader) in a small SA sub-unit known as the Schutzstaffel or SS.
Himmler now became one of the main architects of the Holocaust, using elements of mysticism and a fanatical belief in the racist Nazi ideology to justify the mass murder and genocide of millions of victims.
Himmler next turned to the Americans as a defector, contacting the headquarters of Dwight Eisenhower and proclaiming he would surrender all of Germany to the Allies if he was spared from prosecution as a Nazi leader.
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 AllRefer.com - Heinrich Himmler (German History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
In 1936, Himmler was named chief of the German police; this brought him formal control over the Gestapo, the secret police that had been set up in 1933 by Hermann Goering.
From his preeminent position Himmler terrorized his own party hierarchy as well as all German-held Europe, establishing and overseeing concentration camps and ordering incarceration and death for millions, particularly after the beginning of World War II.
Himmler attempted to escape, but was arrested by British troops in May, 1945, and committed suicide by swallowing poison.
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 Heinrich Himmler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Heinrich Himmler was born in 1900 and died in 1945.
Himmler was born in Munich, the son of a Roman Catholic teacher.
In 1930, Himmler was elected to the Reichstag as Nazi deputy for Weser-Ems.
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 The Holocaust Organizers - Himmler by A.Kimel
Himmler was successful in amassing personal power, within a short period of time of a few years, he extended the SS from a platoon size to an independent Army of 370,000 people.
Himmler was afraid of Hitler's scolding, and even at the last stages of war, when Himmler commanded the S.S. a private army of half a million people, and Hitler's health and position deteriorated significantly, Himmler could not stand up to his Fuhrer.
Himmler was more of realist, who understood the hopeless military situation of Germany, he secretly conducted negotiation with Count Bernadette of Sweden, released some prisoners form the concentration camps, even met an emissary of the American Joint Committee, but did not have the guts to depose Hitler and finish the war.
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 Heinrich Himmler
Reichsfuhrer-SS, head of the Gestapo and the Waffen-SS, Minister of the Interior from 1943 to 1945 and organizer of the mass murder of Jews in the Third Reich, Heinrich Himmler was born in Munich on 7 October 1900.
Himmler's romantic dream of a race of blue-eyed, blond heroes was to be achieved by cultivating an elite according to "laws of selection" based on criteria of physiognomy, mental and physical tests, character and spirit.
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.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Holocaust/himmler.html   (1539 words)

 Heinrich Himmler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Heinrich Himmler (October 7, 1900 – May 23, 1945) was the commander of the German Schutzstaffel and one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany.
Rise in the SS Heinrich Himmler as an SA-Oberführer and Reichsführer-SS Between 1927 and 1929, Himmler devoted himself increasingly to his duties as Deputy-Reichsführer-SS.
Heinrich Himmler in 1933, wearing the new fl uniform of the SS Both Himmler and another of Hitler's right hand men, Hermann Göring, agreed the SA and its leader Ernst Röhm were beginning to pose a real threat to the German Army and the whole Nazi leadership of Germany itself.
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 Heinrich Himmler- Wartoys.biz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himmler joined a para-military, nationalist organization and participated in the Munich Beer-Hall putsch of November 1923 as standard-bearer and was also acting propaganda leader of the NSDAP from 1925 to 1930.
Himmler concentrated on extending SS membership--which reached 52,000 by 1933 and secureits independence from control by Rohm's SA, to which it was initially subordinated.
Himmler sought to win asylum for himself and 200 leading Nazis in the final days of World War II by offering cash and the freedom of 3,500 Jews, according to British intelligence documents released last year.
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 Heinrich Himmler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himmler made sure that the SS men were not the beer guzzling unruly toughs that the SA were.
Himmler became obsessed with the procreation of the Nordic race and he told his SS officers that it was an obligation to the nation to produce at least four children.
Himmler played godfather to the Lebensborn babies and most of the boy babies were named Heinrich in his honor.
www.thirdreichpages.com /himmler2.htm   (1341 words)

 Himmler's Great Betrayal - Churchill Rejected Peace Overtures In 1944
Himmler was not taken with the notion of overtures to Stalin, but was enough of a realist to see that Germany could not win the war.
Himmler was stripped of all his offices and despised beyond measure by the man he had for so long revered.
Himmler, his dreams of continued power shattered, shaved off his moustache, adorned himself with a fl eye-patch, put on the uniform of a military police sergeant, and went on the run for a fortnight.
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 Himmler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himmler also presided over the organized network of concentration camps and death centers that dotted the landscape of occupied Europe and enabled the Nazi regime to exterminate 11 million people.
As Nazi party police chief, Himmler devotes himself to creating the Schutzstaffel (SS) which serves as Hitler's personal guard and soon comes to rival the Nazi brownshirted SA led by Ernst Roehm who is also loyal to Hitler but nevertheless a source of growing concern.
For Beck and Olbricht, Himmler and the SS constitute a lethal threat to the coup.
www.joric.com /Conspiracy/Himmler.htm   (1871 words)

 Heinrich Himmler
SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler was head of the entire Nazi police force including SD and the Gestapo, he was Minister of the Interior and commander of the Waffen SS and the Home Army.
Although Adolf Hitler held the ultimate responsibility for what became the Holocaust, it was Heinrich Himmler who essentially laid the plans and devised the schemes that led to the killings of six million Jews.
Heinrich Himmler was born October 7, 1900, as the son of a secondary school instructor and strict Roman Catholic.
www.deathcamps.info /Nazis/page_2.htm   (687 words)

 Heinrich Himmler
Himmler agreed with Goering that the Sturm Abteilung (SA) posed a threat to the German Army and in June 1934, along with his loyal assistants, Reinhard Heydrich, Kurt Daluege and Walter Schellenberg, he arranged what became known as the Night of the Long Knives.
Himmler summarises the situation correctly when he says that his mind tells him that we have little hope of winning the war militarily but instinct tells him that sooner or later some political opening will emerge to swing it in our favour.
Frau Margarete Himmler maintained today that she was still proud of her infamous husband and shrugged away the world's hatred of the dead Gestapo chief with the calm observation that no one loves a policeman.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /GERhimmler.htm   (2373 words)

 SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler
Heinrich Himmler was born October 7, 1900, as the son of a secondary school instructor and strict Roman Catholic who lived in Luneberg, Germany.
In 1925 Himmler joined the Nazi party, 1927 he worked as a Poultry farmer but his future would be imbued following his appointment in January 1929 as leader of the SS, an elite guard of Hitler that was under the control at that point by the SA stormtroopers.
Himmler quickly moved up the ranks, and once Hitler became Chancellor in 1933 Himmler became the head of the Munich police.
www.auschwitz.dk /Himmler.htm   (1238 words)

 Biography for Heinrich Himmler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himmler was the official head of the military Waffen-SS, yet in actuality he had little to do with this organization and left its running to such men as Paul Hausser and Sepp Dietrich.
In 1945, Himmler was on the brink of mental collapse and developed fantastic ideas of himself as the post-war leader of Germany and also Minister of Police for the Allies.
Himmler was the leader of the SS troops and Gestapo, and had the extermination camps under his control.
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 Photo Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945), Reichsfuehrer-SS, head of the Gestapo and the Waffen-SS, and Minister of the Interior of Nazi Germany from 1943 to 1945.
Himmler, who was born in Munich, was the son of a pious Catholic schoolteacher.
In September 1933 Himmler was made commander of all political police units outside Prussia, and in April 1934, head of the Prussian police and Gestapo.
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 BBC - History - Heinrich Himmler (1900 - 1945)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himmler is remembered by his contemporaries as an inconspicuous, even amiable person.
A secretary on Himmler's staff describes him as 'a very kind and very lovely person' and describes his 'humble manners, when we were sitting together in the evenings'.
Himmler answered this himself saying if Hitler were to tell him to shoot his mother, he would do it and 'be proud of the Führer's confidence'.
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 GI -- World War II Commemoration   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Although he was pedantic, dogmatic, and dull, Himmler emerged under HITLER as second in actual power.
Himmler was born at Munich on Oct. 7, 1900, the son of a teacher.
After Hitler's accession to power, Himmler began to expand the SS into a vast empire within the Nazi state.
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 IB Holocaust Project: Himmler Timeline
Himmler was given control over both the political police, which later became the Gestapo; and he was also given control of the Prussian police in 1933- 1934.
Himmler was the mainstay of the fulfillment of Hitler's anti-semitic views in the term coined "The Final Solution".
Himmler was a small, humble-looking man who did not seem the type to aid in the destruction of other nations, so that the superior nation of Germany (with a superior race) could take over Europe.
cghs.dade.k12.fl.us /holocaust/himmler.htm   (576 words)

 Routledge Who's Who in Nazi Germany
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'.
Racism was to be safeguarded by the reality of a race society, by the concentration camps presided over by Himmler's Deaths Head Formations in Germany, just as during World War II the theories of 'Aryan' supremacy would be established by the systematic extermination of Jews and Slavs in Poland and Russia.
For him, the SS was at one and the same time the resurrection of the ancient Order of the Teutonic Knights with himself as grand master, the breeding of a new Herrenvolk aristocracy based on traditional values of honour, obedience, courage and loyalty, and the instrument of a vast experiment in modern racial engineering.
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 biography: Heinrich Himmler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himmler was also responsible for the Third Reich's security services (Sicherheitsdienst) and even more importantly the concentration camps, which up until 1936 had handled relatively small numbers of mostly political prisoners.
Himmler took his orders as he was to say "as a good soldier".
Himmler indicated that these children had to be Germanized or killed because he though Aryan populations outside of the Reich were a threat.
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 Bio - Heinrich Himmler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Heinrich Himmler was born on October 7, 1900 in Munich.
In 1929, Himmler became the leader of the SS troops.
Himmler was fanatical in his belief of the Nazi ideology.
www.appstate.edu /~brantzrw/bios/h_himm.htm   (394 words)

 TW: Himmler, Hitler and the End of the Reich   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
By April 1945 however, even Himmler had seemingly lost faith in the 'infallibility' of his Fuhrer.
Himmler's attempts to use Jews as pawns, in his bargaining with the Allies, adds an interesting dimension to the Holocaust.
Assess the role of Himmler in the Third Reich.
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 SS HIMMLER HONOR DAGGER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Himmler presented 200 initial examples of the dagger bearing his inscription, although the exact number of Himmler dedication daggers that where initially produced is not known!
The crossguards of the Himmler dagger are the nickel silver type and where internally marked "AR or "HE".
The blade of the Himmler dagger bears on the obverse the SS motto " Meine Ehre Heisst Treue".
www.wwiirelics.com /collectdaggers22.htm   (274 words)

Interestingly, one of Roehm's principal defenders was Heinrich Himmler.
On June 30, 1934, Roehm, many of his supporters, and over 1,000 of Hitler's political and personal enemies, were murdered in the famous "Night of the Long Knives." While the purge was politically motivated, the justification given for it was the homosexuality of Roehm and several of his associates in the SS command.
Himmler, who had once defended Roehm, assumed leadership of the SS and, in the process, also assumed the role of ridding the movement and Germany of homosexuals.
www.mtsu.edu /~baustin/homobg.html   (3291 words)

 Heinrich Himmler - Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor
Even in his life-time there was a Himmler 'myth', which distorted the features of the Reichsfuhrer of the SS in a way that made him all the more terrifying and turned into an abstract principle the man who was unrecognizable as a human being.
It was at first intended that Himmler should become a farmer, and this was the source of the peasant ideas which later infused his ideological conceptions, especially in relation to the SS.
In the hopeless confusion of all criteria under the influence of a totalitarian ethic, harshness towards the victims was held justified by the harshness practised towards oneself.
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