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April 24, 2014

Letters written by Heinrich Himmler to his family are being published in a German newspaper

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 11:09 am

According to a newspaper article, which you can read in full here, the letters written by Germany’s Recihsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler to his wife, are being published in installments by a German newspaper.

Heinrich Himmler is the man in the foreground

Heinrich Himmler is the man in the foreground

This quote is from the article, cited above:

Himmler does not explicitly write about the atrocities of World War II [in his letters]. But small letter fragments and quotes reveal his involvement — often shocking in the banality of its evilness — as when he writes to his wife “I’m going to Auschwitz, kisses, yours Heini.”

Before going on an inspection tour of various death camps in occupied Poland, where he wanted to watch the gassing of hundreds of Jews firsthand, Himmler wrote on July 15, 1942, to his wife. “In the next days, I will be in Lublin, Zamosch, Auschwitz, Lemberg and then at a new accommodation,” he said. “I’m curious if and how it will work out with (talking on) the phone. … Have good days with our daughter. Lots of love and kisses. Yours Pappi.”

I detect some slight-of-hand in the above statement.  Did Himmler write, in a letter to his wife, that “he wanted to watch the gassing of hundreds of Jews firsthand”?

Or did the person who wrote this article assume that Himmler wanted to watch a gassing when he went to visit these places.

Lublin was the location of the Majdanek “death camp.” Auschwitz was the location of three camps, two of which allegedly had gas chambers, but the other two places, mentioned in the letter, did not have gas chambers, as far as I know.  This makes me think that his trip was not for the purpose of inspecting the gas chambers.

Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler inspects Monowitz, July 1942

Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler on a visit to Monowitz, July 1942

The photograph above shows Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, on his visit to inspect the Monowitz factories at the Auschwitz III camp on July 17th and 18th, 1942. Himmler is the man wearing a uniform. The two men on the right are German engineers.  The man on the left is Max Faust.

I wrote about Himmler’s visit to the Auschwitz III camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/AuschwitzScrapbook/History/Articles/Monowitz.html

You can read more about Himmler’s visits to the camps on this website: http://www.holocaustresearchproject.org/ar/himmlerARvisit.html

Note that Zamosc is mentioned on the website, cited above. Himmler visited this place because Germans were being  settled there, according to the text on the website.

Heinrich Himmler on a visit  to the Dachau camp

Heinrich Himmler on a visit to the Dachau camp

Heinrich Himmler was the man who opened the Dachau camp in 1933. He is shown in the center of the photo above, on an inspection of the camp.

The photo below shows Himmler with his young daughter. He took his daughter with him on some of his visits to Dachau, where she reportedly enjoyed visiting the rabbit cages.  The second photo below shows Himmler at the experimental farm, just outside the Dachau camp, where Himmler, who had a degree in Agriculture, was growing medicinal herbs.

Heinrich Himmler and his beloved daughter "Puppi"

Heinrich Himmler and his beloved daughter “Puppi”

Himmler is shown on a  vist to the herb farm at Dachau

Himmler is shown, on the far right, on a visit to the herb farm at Dachau

This quote is also from the article about Himmler’s private papers:

The paper said two U.S. Army soldiers found the trove right at the end of the war in May 1945, inside a safe in Himmler’s home in Bavaria.

Decades later, in the 1980s, the papers surfaced in Israel in the hands of Holocaust survivor Chaim Rosenthal. Welt says it is not clear how he obtained the papers.  Rosenthal kept them until 2007, when he sold the documents to Vanessa Lapa’s father, who then gave them to his daughter.

Lapa will debut a documentary she directed on the Himmler files at next month’s Berlin International Film Festival.

I think that it is a very bad idea to release the letters, written by Heinrich Himmler.  This will tend to humanize him.  Which of the Nazi leaders will we have left to hate?

What’s next, the love letters of Ernst Kaltenbrunner?

Once again, the Jews are overplaying their hand. The letters of Heinrich Himmler reveal that he hated the Jews. This will lead to people asking WHY he hated the Jews. Were the Jews in Germany doing anything to cause the Germans to hate them and to want them out of Germany?