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  2. 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 .

  3. 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

  4. Heinrich Himmler | Holocaust Encyclopedia

    Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945) was the Reich Leader (Reichsführer) of the dreaded SSof 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 Hitlerin 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. Heinrich Himmler summary | Britannica

    Heinrich Himmler, (born Oct. 7, 1900, Munich, Ger.—died May 23, 1945, Lüneburg), German Nazi police administrator who became the second most powerful man in the Third Reich. He joined the Nazi Party in 1925 and rose to become head of Adolf Hitler ’s SS.

  7. 8 Interesting Facts about Heinrich Himmler. -

    Heinrich Himmler was Adolf Hitler’s Reichsführer-SS – the highest formal SS rank who has the power to act independently and receive direct and special orders from the Führer. Thus, these two men had regular contact with each other. Himmler complied with Hitler’s concept of Führerprinzip.

  8. 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...