Himmler: Hitler's Henchman

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

Ian Baxter

The wartime career of this cruel and capable man is captured brilliantly with contemporary fully captioned images in this Images of War series work.
Date Published :
June 2022
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 mono illustrations
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781399096638
Pages : 128
Dimensions : 9.6 X 7.4 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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Heinrich Himmler has a strong claim to be Adolf Hitler’s most powerful subordinate. He was certainly the main architect of the Holocaust. Appointed Reichsfuhrer-SS in 1929 he built the SS into a million strong paramilitary force and took control of the Nazi concentration camps system. From 1943 he became Chief of German Police and Minister of the Interior with command of the Gestapo as well as the Einsatzgruppen, who committed appalling atrocities and murder in occupied Eastern Europe and Russia.

Despite his lack of military experience in the closing stages of the War he was appointed by Hitler as Commander of Army Group Vistula. Realizing the war was lost, Himmler attempted to open peace talks with the Allies. Learning of this, Hitler dismissed him of all his posts in April 1945. Detained and arrested by British forces, he committed suicide on 22 May 1945.

The wartime career of this cruel and capable man is captured brilliantly with contemporary fully captioned images in this Images of War series work.

About The Author
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Ian Baxter is an avid collector of WW2 photographs. His previous books in this Series include Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants and German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance, German Army on the Eastern Front – The Retreat and Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and the SS Waffen Division series including SS Leibstandarte Division and SS Totenkopf Division At War. He lives near Chelmsford, Essex.

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