Heinrich Himmler

A Photo History of the Reichsfuhrer-SS

Max Williams

"I was following orders.” The answer
most commonly quoted by SS men
accused of atrocious crimes after
Germany had surrendered in 1945.
But who gave those orders? Who was
the mastermind behind the sophisticated
machinery which allowed men from
normal family backgrounds to kill on
such a scale? The right man at the right
time, fate steered Heinrich H
Date Published :
November 2014
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
1000 black and white
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781781554050
Pages : 704
Dimensions : 10 X 7 inches
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Overview
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“I was following orders.” The answer most commonly quoted by SS men accused of atrocious crimes after Germany had surrendered in 1945. But who gave those orders? Who was the mastermind behind the sophisticated machinery which allowed men from normal family backgrounds to kill on such a scale? The right man at the right time, fate steered Heinrich Himmler to take control of an organization destined to carry out Hitler’s racial policies. This study not only sets out in detail how Heinrich Himmler’s daily routine allowed him to implement Nazi strategy, but it also provides illustrations of the man behind much of it, both at work and at home. Of all the personalities of history demonized by postwar writers, Heinrich Himmler ranks among the most reviled. His legacy is one of hatred, violence and cold blooded murder on a vast scale. A Jekyll and Hyde character, variously described by his generation and those who followed as charming, loyal, polite, a pedant, an eccentric, an organizational genius, a fool, a desk killer and a loving father. The camera allows us into his world, albeit temporarily, and we can equate his busy, but mostly mundane schedule with contemporary images frozen in time.

About The Author
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Max Williams is a retired police officer with a strong fascination in history. He has spent many years collecting autographs, original images and information about personalities of the Third German Reich which he has built into a private archive. He is the author of a two volume pictorial biography of SS General Reinhard Heydrich and is often acknowledged as an expert on the SS organization and for assisting other authors with historical studies of Hitler's regime. He is married and lives with his wife and son in the London area.

REVIEWS
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"text as engaging as the illustrations, and highly recommend this marvelous book to all who think they've seen everything about Heinrich Himmler.

- The Military Advisor

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