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  2. Heinrich Himmler | Biography, Crimes, Death, & Facts

    Heinrich Himmler, (born October 7, 1900, Munich, Germany—died May 23, 1945, Lüneburg, Germany), German Nazi politician, police administrator, and military commander who became the second most powerful man in the Third Reich. Examine the role of Heinrich Himmler's SS in Hitler's reign of terror, including the mass extermination of Jews

  3. Heinrich Himmler - Wikipedia

    Heinrich Luitpold Himmler ( German: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈluːɪtˌpɔlt ˈhɪmlɐ] ( listen); 7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945) was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (Protection Squadron; SS), and a leading member of the Nazi Party of Germany. Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and a main architect of the Holocaust .

  4. Heinrich Himmler | Holocaust Encyclopedia

    Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945) was the Reich Leader (Reichsführer) of the dreaded SS of the Nazi Party from 1929 until 1945. Himmler presided over a vast ideological and bureaucratic empire that defined him for many—both inside and outside the Third Reich—as the second most powerful man after Adolf Hitler in Germany during World War II.

  5. An Architect of Terror: Heinrich Himmler and the Holocaust

    Heinrich Himmler was born on October 7, 1900 to a middle-class family in Munich, Germany. In his early life, he had a strong desire to join the army. But World War I ended soon after he came of age to join the military, and restrictions placed on the German army in the Treaty of Versailles dismissed any chance of a military career.

  6. Nazi SS Chief Heinrich Himmler dies by suicide - HISTORY

    On May 23, 1945, Heinrich Himmler, chief of the SS, assistant chief of the Gestapo, and architect of Hitler’s program to exterminate European Jews, dies by suicide one day after being arrested by...

  7. Heinrich Himmler: Key Dates | Holocaust Encyclopedia

    October 7, 1900 Heinrich Himmler is born in Munich, Germany. Summer 1919 Himmler graduates from high school in Landshut. August 1922 Himmler receives his degree in agriculture from the Technical University in Munich. August 1923 Himmler joins the Nazi Party. November 9, 1923 Himmler marches in the Beer Hall Putsch against the German government.

  8. Heinrich Himmler Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family of Nazi ...

    Heinrich Himmler was a German Nazi military commander and close associate of Adolf Hitler. He rose to power during the ‘Second World War’ and is known as one of the men responsible for the ‘massacre of Jews,’ one of the most notorious holocausts in human history. In 1925, he joined the ‘Nazi Party.’. By the next decade, he had established himself as Reichsführer of the ‘Schutzstaffel’ (SS), and was later appointed as a police commander.

  9. Heinrich Himmler - Jewish Virtual Library

    Heinrich Himmler was Reichsfuhrer-SS, head of the Gestapo and the Waffen-SS, Nazi Minister of the Interior from 1943 to 1945 and organizer of the mass murder of Jews in the Third Reich. Himmler was born on October 7, 1900 in Munich, Germany. The son of a pious, authoritarian Roman Catholic schoolmaster who had once been tutor to the Bavarian Crown Prince, Himmler was educated at a secondary school in Landshut.

  10. A document vital to the capture of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler has been unearthed in the UK 75 years after his death. The items belonging to the SS leader, found in the possessions of a judge, are ...

  11. Reinhard Heydrich | Life & Assassination | Britannica

    Reinhard Heydrich, in full Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich, byname The Hangman, German Der Henker, (born March 7, 1904, Halle, Germany—died June 4, 1942, Prague, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia [now in Czech Republic]), Nazi German official who was Heinrich Himmler ’s chief lieutenant in the Schutzstaffel (“Protective Echelon”), the paramilitary corps commonly known as the SS.