Before you start thinking that I have lost my mind, read this quote from a news artitle which you can read in full at
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Another day’s entry [into Himmler’s diary], Martin Phillips at The Sun reports, casually mentions that Himmler flew to Poland, ate lunch in an airport hotel, then toured the SS Sonderkommando at the Majdanek concentration camp.
[You can read all about the Majdanek camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Majdanek/index.html ]
The Sonderkommando were units of prisoners forced to dispose of the bodies at concentration camps, as Phillips points out. Himmler was there to see a new diesel-powered gas chamber in action, but no new prisoners were scheduled to arrive that day. So he waited while guards rounded up 400 Jewish women and girls from the nearby Lublin ghetto for a demonstration. Later that night, Himmler attended a banquet held in his honor.
One page that James Rothwell at The Telegraph notes, records when Himmler was informed that some police officers in Poland were refusing to fight for their Nazi occupiers. The last entry for the day states “9-10 pm: Orders all ten officers be executed and their families sent to concentration camps before going to bed.” [Throw mama from the train a kiss.]
I happen to think that Himmler was one of the good guys. I have several pages about him on my website at