Heinrich Himmler: The SS, Gestapo, His Life and Career

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Authors Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, notable biographers of the World War II German leaders Joseph Goebbels and Herman Goring, delve into the life of one of the most sinister, clever, and successful of all the Nazi leaders: Heinrich Himmler. As the head of the feared SS, Himler supervised the extermination of millions. Here is the story of how a seemingly ordinary boy grew into an obsessive and superstitious man who ventured into herbalism, astrology, and homeopathic medicine before finally turning to ...
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Overview


Authors Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, notable biographers of the World War II German leaders Joseph Goebbels and Herman Goring, delve into the life of one of the most sinister, clever, and successful of all the Nazi leaders: Heinrich Himmler. As the head of the feared SS, Himler supervised the extermination of millions. Here is the story of how a seemingly ordinary boy grew into an obsessive and superstitious man who ventured into herbalism, astrology, and homeopathic medicine before finally turning to the "science" of racial purity and the belief in the superiority of the Aryan people.
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Editorial Reviews

The New York Review of Books
“Manvell and Fraenkel have produced...biographies of Goebbels, Goering, Himmler, and the men who tried to kill Hitler in 1944....To the best of my knowledge there are no better biographies in existence.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602391789
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 563,014
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 5.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Manvell was a critically acclaimed author who received access to new papers of eyewitness accounts of Joseph Goebbels. He co-wrote (with Heinrich Fraenkel) Heinrich Himmler, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler, and Doctor Goebbels.

Heinrich Fraenkel was a critically acclaimed author who received access to new papers of eyewitness accounts of Joseph Goebbels. He co-wrote (with Roger Manvell) Heinrich Himmler, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler, and Doctor Goebbels.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     xi
Chaste Youth     1
Reichsfuhrer S.S.     19
The Elite     40
Secret Rivals     77
Final Solution     131
The Miraculous Hands     175
Slave of Power     190
Self-Betrayal     228
Adolf Eichmann's Account of Himmler     249
The Frankfurt Trial     252
Notes     254
Selected Book-List     275
Index     279
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2009

    Heinrich Himmler, was an individual that during his life in Germany grew into a man of many ideals. Many of these ideas although may be seen as true evil to most of the world, were in fact what Himmler felt was the right thing to do.

    This book is inspiring only because by reading this book do you only begin to realize the true responsibility everyone should play in not condemning a person due to color, gender, religion, or otherwise. History has shown us the ultimate sacrifice many souls made due to one man's vision for his country, and beliefs. Strangely enough this book also begins to show us that many whom regarded him to be a monster, also actually shows a human side to Himmler and the pain that his decisions inflicted upon him. This however does not excuse an individual for escaping his/her crimes. After reading this book I believe you will walk away more aware of the ultimate responsibility everyone should play towards one another and not be so quick to judge(Persecute/Exterminate).

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