We can only wonder, as biographer Peter Longerich asks, how could such a Longerich answers those questions with a superb account of Himmler’s inner self . Heinrich Himmler was an unremarkable looking man. Yet he was Hitler’s top enforcer, in charge of the Gestapo, the SS, and the so-called Final. Heinrich Luitpold Himmler was ReichsfĂĽhrer of the Schutzstaffel (Protection Squadron; SS), .. Himmler biographer Peter Longerich wrote that, while the Nazi movement as a whole launched itself against Jews and Communists, “by linking.

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They were brought to Nuremberg to testify at the trials and were released in November Repression in the Reich Lognerich, except if you are preparing for a test or quiz, nobody obliges you to memorise the hundreds of names, dates and places in the book. Urkunden und anderes Beweismaterial.

Heinrich Himmler

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Murder of the European Jews On Hitler’s behalf, Himmler formed the Einsatzgruppen and built extermination camps.

That’s a pretty big omission, but other than that, a great bio. The author posits that Himmler was indeed afraid of Hitler, and makes realistic assumptions about instructions that Himmler received from Hitler on the vast crimes that Himmler committed against humanity. Ideology and Religious Cult Heinrich Himmler was an unremarkable looking man. Himmler, author of The Coming of the Third Reich “Peter Longerich, already the author of a distinguihed history of the Holocaust, has longerlch a biography that tells us everything that the world could ever need to know about this most terrible, yet dreery, of Hitler’s creatures By the end longdrich he had become Reich Chief of the Political Police, and began to consolidate all police power in his own hands.


They were arrested by American troops in BolzanoItaly, and held in various internment camps in Italy, France, and Germany.

Want to Read saving…. Carefully researched and lucidly written, Heinrich Himmler is the essential account of the man who embodied Hitler’s apparatus of evil.

The translation in itself seems to be OK A Life Peter Longerich Limited preview – Von Wiegrefe, Klaus 11 March In the first comprehensive biography of this murderous enigma, Longerich answers those questions with a superb account of Himmler’s inner self and outward acts.

It grew from three regiments to over 38 divisions during World War II, serving alongside the Heer armybut never being formally part of it. Along with Interior Minister Frick, they hoped to create a unified German police force. There is a final brief chapter that tries himkler pull various threads together to analyze his role in the history of Nazi Germany.

I enjoyed the chapters so far on Himmler’s childhood and how he became involved in the Nazi Party. Himmler was a main architect of the Holocaust, [] [] [] using his deep belief in the racist Nazi ideology to justify the murder of millions of victims. The Third Reich at War. As Germany grabbed neighboring territory, he expanded the Waffen SS and organized the “Germanization” of conquered lands, which culminated in systematic mass murder.

World War II in the East. As a student of Nazi Germany this book is a very detailed account of the rise of one of the leading Nazi Party members during the s and s.

Heinrich Himmler – Peter Longerich – Oxford University Press

Jan 30, Erik Graff rated it really liked it Recommends it for: At some point, he’s working closely with Hitler we’re never given a good, let alone any, picture of Hitler in this bookyet there are absolutely no details at all as to how they met, when they met, where they met, what lead Hitler to promote this loser to such a vital role. Compiled by Martin Chilton. The Implementation of Mass Murder, Volume 1. The numbers are overwhelming and become so commonplace that the horror of the situation is actually lessened by the deadening weight of giving numbers to the himmlr.


Margarete saw it as her duty to invite the wives of the senior SS leaders over for afternoon longgerich and tea on Wednesday afternoons. Dec 20, Hinmler rated it really liked it.

Although he him,ler not successful, he was able to extend his involvement in the paramilitary scene in Munich. Heinrich Himmler has been translated from German into English. This topsy-turvy world removed what qualms of conscience might have surfaced, and made an awful virtue of necessity. Minister of State for Bohemia and Moravia.

Germany’s change of policy from forced emigration to extermination also goes unanswered.

The book gets bogged down in somewhat irrelevant details, like crop yields from Himmler’s wacky SS agricultural enterpises in occupied Europe, rather than filling him out with personal anectdotes from people that knew him, longeric his aforementioned relationship with Hitler.