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The Himmler Brothers

The Himmler Brothers

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It is written by the great-niece of Heinrich Himmler who suspected that her grandfather, Ernst, Heinrich’s younger brother, was not as innocent as the family would have liked to think. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Please Note: By their very nature, all signed books will have been handled several times before they get to you. Heinrich grew up to become the head of Hitler's SS, mastermind of the concentration camp system and chief perpetrator of the Holocaust. It is not the authoritative book on Heinrich Himmler but does lend context and perspective on the man.

It shows the relationship and set of circumstances after WW1 that brought Hitler and his gang of criminals to power ! About the Author: Katrin Himmler is the great-niece of Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, Gestapo and leading organiser of the Holocaust. Himmler is one of the protagonists of the television documentary Hitler's Children (in German: "Meine Familie, die Nazis und Ich") [4] of the Israeli director Chanoch Zeevi about descendants of the Nazi elite, amongst them Rainer Höss. Furthermore, if those who decide the allocations of the real and unreal are cruel, mad or colossally wrong, what then? When Katrin Himmler, Heinrich's great-niece, was fifteen, one of her school mates asked during a history lesson if she was related to the Himmler.Despite her family being told her grandfather Ernst had had no interest in politics, Katrin discovered that he was an enthusiastic Nazi who had joined the party in 1931, and was also an officer in the Schutzstaffel (SS). Katrin Himmler is a freelance author, holding readings and lectures in Germany and abroad, above all for students. She is the author of Die Brüder Himmler: Eine deutsche Familiengeschichte, published in English as The Himmler Brothers: A German Family History. Originally written as self-therapy, the book stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of guilt the Nazis left behind for future generations. She interweaves each brother's story of their journey as a soldier during World War I through to their involvement in the Nazi Party and their work during the war.

I think Katrin Himmler has been very brave to tackle this subject , imagine having had Heinrich in YOUR family ?The Himmler Brothers raises more questions than it answers, but that doesn't lessen in the slightest my admiration of Katrin Himmler for having written it. You get a vivid sense of a particular kind of German conservatism and of how, weirdly, it found an outlet in the upstart, part-pagan thuggery of Nazisim . She told an interviewer: "When my husband and I had our son, it became clear I had to break with the family tradition of not speaking about the past. I bought this book having seen the author on a television programme about the family members of the most notorious Nazis.

Heinrich Himmler's own legitimate daughter does not seem to be ashamed of her heritage - the two illegimate children born to his mistress are wiped from the family tree so it is possible that they never took their father's name. Doug Johnstone wrote in The List: "Katrin's book is admirably level-headed, a meticulous memoir of an extraordinary family, and the author never resorts to histrionics, preferring to let the facts speak for themselves.

In the latter part of the book it is almost fitting that we discover her partner is Jewish and they have a half-Jewish child. It is an intriguing insight into a nobody who became totally corrupt with his misguided and evil credo and who never knew when to stop.



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