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u Heinrich Himmler born in Munich, Bavaria, on Oct. 7, 1900. u Himmler joined the army in 1917 as an officer cadet. u Later he studied agriculture and economics.
u In January 1929 Himmler found his ‘’calling’’ with his appointment a commander if the blackshirt SS. u In 1934 won control of the Gestapo (secret police). u In 1936 He is head of all German police forces. u In 1943 Hitler appointed him minister of the inferior. u In 1944 Himmler became director of home-front operations and chief of the German armed forces operating within the borders of Germany. u In April he was captured by the British army. He was acheduled stand trial with the other German leaders as a major war criminal, but committed suicide shortly after his arrest.
u Himmler took part in the Hitler Putch of 1923. u In 1926 Himmler became assistant propaganda leader of the Nazi Party. u He joined the SS in 1925 and in 1929 became its head. u Himmler was elected a Nazi Reichstag deputy in 1930.
u In 1929 Himmler became assistant propaganda leader of the Nazi Party. u He joined the SS party in 1925 and in 1929 became its head. u In September 1933 u Himmler was appointed commander of all the political police. u In January 1929 Himmler found his a commander of the blackshirt SS.
u The Gestapo was founded in 1933. u This foundation as a nucleus the political section of the police of the Weimar Republic. u The Gestapo purpose was to persecute all political opponents of the Nazi regime. u The Gestapo was to collaborate with de SD.
u Holocaust was the system sponsored murder of Jews and others by the nazis during World War 11 (1939-1945). u In addition to Jews, the Nazis systematically killed millions of other people whom Hitler regarded as racially inferior politically dangerous.
Himmler was squeamish, and one occasion he almost fainted at the spectacle of a hundred Jews, including woman, being shot to death on the Russian front. This helped lead to the introduction of poison gas as ´´a more humane means´´ of execution´´. Himmler gained jurisdiction over the courts and the civil service as well. He used these powers to exploit Jews ans Slavs as as salve labores, to gas millions of Jews, and to institute pseudo-medical experiments on “asocial individuals” (Jews, Gypsies, and criminals), to determine their resistance to extremes of cold and decompression. The killing of the Jews represented for Himmler the fulfillment of a mission. The “Final Solution” was the means to achieve the racial supremacy of the “Aryan” and purify the world contamination by subhumans.
By the time of the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, Himmler controlled all the organs of police and intelligence power, and through the SS he dominated the concentration and extermination camps in Poland.
u Himmler made a number of gestures, apparently hoping to ingratiate himself with the allies. u Himmler assumed a false indenty and tried to escape, but he was captured by British troops.
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