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Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich HimmlerBorn: 7-Oct-1900
Birthplace: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Died: 23-May-1945
Location of death: Bremen, Germany
Cause of death: Suicide
Remains: Buried, Unmarked grave, Luneburg Heath

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Matter of Dispute
Occupation: Government

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Leader of the SS

"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.

"What happens to the Russians, what happens to the Czechs, is a matter of utter indifference to me. Such good blood of our own kind as there may be among the nations we shall acquire for ourselves, if necessary by taking away the children and bringing them up among us. 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 Kultur. 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.

"We shall never be rough or heartless where it is not necessary; that is clear. 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.

"I shall speak to you here with all frankness of a very grave matter. Among ourselves it should be mentioned quite frankly, and yet we will never speak of it publicly. I mean the evacuation of the Jews, the extermination of the Jewish people. [...] Most of you know what it means to see a hundred corpses lying together, five hundred, or a thousand. 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. This is a page of glory in our history which has never been written and shall never be written."

Father: Gerhard Himmler (headmaster)
Brother: Gebhard (b. 1898)
Brother: Ernst (b. 1905)
Wife: Margarethe Boden (m. 3-Jul-1928, until his death, one daughter)
Daughter: Gudrun Himmler Burwitz (b. 1929)

    High School: Landshut High School
    University: Munich Technical High School (1922, Agriculture diploma)

    National Socialist German Workers Party 1923
    Hitler's Bunker

    Nuremberg (16-Jul-2000) · Himself
    Nuremberg (21-Nov-1948) · Himself
    Triumph of the Will (1934) · Himself

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Heinrich Himmler

Is the subject of books:
Himmler: Reichsführer-SS, 1991, BY: Peter Padfield

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