Heinrich Himmler's Camelot: Pictorial/Documentary: The Wewelsburg, Ideological Center of the SS 1934 -1945

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A sensational book documenting the history of the former SS-School House Wewelsburg!

The Wewelsburg Castle was chosen to be the training center for spiritual enlightenment of the Führer's elite Imperial Guard, the SS.

Heinrich Himmler, appointed by Adolf Hitler as Reichsführer-SS, became responsible for researching and documenting centuries of Germanic culture, as well as defining the ideology of the Black Corps.

This pictorial book also reveals captivating parallels between the phenomena of the Wewelsburg and the legendary King Arthur's Camelot.

  • Over 200 b/w photographs, plus numerous illustrations and documents, all available for the first time in an English-language publication;
  • Plus, an exclusive 16-page color section with 31 photographs, including a rare, never-before seen, full page of Heinrich Himmler's death mask;
  • Also, a fold-out showing a unique design of the "Twelve Knights of the Round Table";
  • A complete story of the castle's history, architecture, renovation and décor, administration, wartime fate, secrets, and extraordinary fascination that appeals to thousands of visitors each year;
  • Behold the coming of a National Socialist Arthurian Court, the sword Excalibur, Sir Lancelot, and Merlin;
  • Includes an Index, Glossary, Reference Notes, and informative appendices about the structure of the SS;
  • 256 pages, hard-bound with dust-jacket, 8 ½" x 11" format;
  • Read the facts about what really occurred at the Wewelsburg based on 20+ years of research by Stuart Russell, historian, author, filmmaker, and contributor to numerous topic-related books, now with a deeper analysis in English with Stephen Cook, artist, historian, author and publisher;
  • Learn of Germany's cultural reawakening, Weltanschauung, the role of the Christian Church, academic studies, scientific evidence, and the personalities involved;
  • A "MUST-HAVE" for military historians, collectors, philosophers, theologians and artists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780967044309
  • Publisher: Kressmann-Backmeyer¿ Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Pages: 256

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Wewelsburg - an Early History
Ancient History; Modern History; Restoration; Heinrich Himmler; Himmler's Quest.
Chapter 2 - SS-Building Project Wewelsburg
Master Plan; Development; Expansion; Das Dorfgemeinschaftshaus.
Chapter 3 - Administration and Organization
Finances; The Construction Administration; The Administrative Staff; The Academic Staff; A Keystone for the Ahnenerbe.
Chapter 4 - The Academic Work
The Central Library of the SS-Schule Haus Wewelsburg; The Museum of the SS-Schule Haus Wewelsburg.
Chapter 5 - Visitors and Observances at the Wewelsburg
Visits by Party Leaders; Visits by SS Leaders; Visits by the Reichsführer-SS; "The Old One"; Accolades To Avalon;
Chapter 6 - Camelot's Final Days
Götterdämmerung - Twilight of the Gods; Sacking of the Wewelsburg; Arrival of the Third U.S. Armored Division; Wewelsburg - Entrancing Legacy.
Collecting Artifacts from the SS-Schule Haus Wewelsburg
Appendix I: Reference Notes
Appendix II: Table of Ranks & Hierarchy Chart
Appendix III: The Structure of the SS in 1945
Appendix IV: Personal Staff of the Reichsführer-SS, 1944
Appendix V: Glossary
Appendix VI: Selected Bibliography
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2000

    The Quest for The Holy Grail

    This is a very good in-depth book that covers the religous background of the Nazi Party. It not only covers the religous background but what they believed in, the ceremonies that they performed. It is one of the best books I have read yet about the Third Reich it is not well known how evil, cruel, and crazy these Nazi's were.

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