Himmler


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Himmler

Heinrich . 1900--45, German Nazi leader, head of the SS and the Gestapo (1936--45); committed suicide
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The award-winning documentary, 10 years in the making, features actors portraying Himmler, his wife and daughter.
'Fine hens you have here,' Himmler congratulated the child's father.
Growing up, Himmler was described as an awkward child with poor health - who became easily nervous in social situations with other boys at school.
Himmler, who, as commander of the SS was one of the most powerful Nazis during the Nazi era and a principal architect of the systematic extermination of 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, killed himself in British custody in 1945.
The author describes how members of the Kulturkommission (Cultural Commission), a subdepartment of Heinrich Himmler's SS-Ahnenerbe (SS Ancestral Inheritance) were sent to South Tyrol in Italy and Gottschee in Yugoslavia to conduct field investigations of folklore and dialect-geography before the ethnic Germans who had been living there were to be resettled in the German Reich during World War II.
It turned out to be feared SS leader Heinrich Himmler, who committed suicide rather than face justice.
Distinguished from other right-wing nationalist and fascist movements by an essentially anti-Christian fascination with the supernatural, the new Nazi Party sponsored neo-pagan solstice festivals in the early 1920s; founding member and future deputy fiihrer Rudolf Hess (known in party circles as "The Yogi from Egypt") belonged to the occult Thule Society and, like Himmler, who joined the party in 1923, was immersed in astrology and Tibetan mysticism.
Author Max Wallace says he found files showing how in November 1944 Himmler, who directed the murder of six million Jews, forbade further killings, ordering the destruction of the Auschwitz crematoria and gas chambers.
Synopsis: In "Live Rich Stay Wealthy: Total Retirement Freedom", Ken Himmler draws upon his years of experience and expertise designing protected income and tax strategies for high net worth clients and companies to provide practical insights and instructions for non-specialist general readers with respect to investment, tax, and real estate planning strategies for themselves.
The story of the lost treasure fascinated Hitler, who sent Heinrich Himmler, the chief of the SS, and a team of Nazi archaeologists to try to find the hidden Roman riches.
The Fantastic Story of Felix Kersten, Himmler's Private Doctor
A recent TV programme about Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, brought to mind a conversation one lunchtime with one of my old headmasters.