Who is Heinrich Himmler?

  • (noun): German Nazi who was chief of the SS and the Gestapo and who oversaw the genocide of six million Jews (1900-1945).
    Synonyms: Himmler

Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Luitpold Himmler ( 7 October 1900–23 May 1945) was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS), a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Nazi Germany. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler later appointed him Commander of the Replacement (Home) Army and General Plenipotentiary for the entire Reich's administration (Generalbevollmächtigter für die Verwaltung). Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and one of the persons most directly responsible for the Holocaust.

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Erhard Heiden
... As Heiden attempted to keep the tiny group from going under, he hired Heinrich Himmler to serve as his deputy ... Heiden regarded Himmler as a "keen young clerk" but did not see him as leadership material ... On 5 January 1929 he was dismissed by Adolf Hitler and succeeded by Heinrich Himmler as Reichsführer-SS ...
Service Record Of Reinhard Heydrich - Summary of SS Career - The Early Years
... Standartenführer Create an internal Nazi Party security service, assist Heinrich Himmler in gaining complete control of the SS, help the Nazis gain power in Germany When Heydrich joined the SS, it was ... forces that Heydrich would eventually be put in command of by Himmler, and his task in 1931 was to develop an internal security group and help Heinrich ...
Hermann Muhs - Life
... Against the orders of Heinrich Himmler who wanted to draw distance between the Schutzstaffel and the Church, Muhs participated in the funeral of ... Göring – (President of the Reichstag) Heinrich Himmler – (Reichsführer-SS) Rudolf Hess – (Deputy Führer) Franz Von Papen – (Vice-Chancellor) Minister of Foreign Affairs ...
The Holocaust In Poland - Ghettos and The Extermination Program
... Their German overseers reported directly to Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler in Berlin, who kept control of the extermination program, but delegated the work in Poland to SS-Obergruppenführer Odilo Globocnik ... destroy the evidence of mass killings, by the orders of SS chief Heinrich Himmler ... Heinrich Himmler ordered the camp dismantled following a prisoner revolt on October 14, 1943 ...
Heinrich Himmler - Historical Views
... Albert Speer notes that though Himmler seemed pedantic and insignificant on the surface, he was a good decision maker, had a talent for selecting highly competent ... Historian Peter Longerich observes that Himmler's ability to consolidate his ever-increasing powers and responsibilities into a coherent system under the auspices of the SS ... Sauer says that "although he was pedantic, dogmatic, and dull, Himmler emerged under Hitler as second in actual power ...

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    My honor is my loyalty.
    Heinrich Himmler (1900–1945)

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