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The Resource The private Heinrich Himmler : letters of a mass murderer, edited and with commentary by Katrin Himmler and Michael Wildt ; translated by Thomas S. Hansen, Ph.D. and Abby J. Hansen, Ph.D

The private Heinrich Himmler : letters of a mass murderer, edited and with commentary by Katrin Himmler and Michael Wildt ; translated by Thomas S. Hansen, Ph.D. and Abby J. Hansen, Ph.D

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The private Heinrich Himmler : letters of a mass murderer
Title
The private Heinrich Himmler
Title remainder
letters of a mass murderer
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edited and with commentary by Katrin Himmler and Michael Wildt ; translated by Thomas S. Hansen, Ph.D. and Abby J. Hansen, Ph.D
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eng
Summary
  • "The English translation of the letters of Heinrich Himmler and his wife, recently authenticated by the Bundesarchiv and serialized in Die Welt"--
  • "At the end of World War II, it was assumed that the letters of Heinrich Himmler were lost. Yet sixty years after Himmler's capture by British troops and subsequent suicide, the letters mysteriously turned up in Tel Aviv and, in early 2014, excerpts were published for the first time by the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot providing a rare, if jarring, glimpse into the family life of one of Hitler's top lieutenants while he was busy organizing the mass extermination of the Jews. It was generally held that Himmler, once appointed head of the SS, blended seamlessly into the Nazi hierarchy. The image that emerges, however, is more subtle. Himmler is seen here as a man whose observations can often be characterized by their unpleasant banality; a man whose obsession with family life ran alongside a brutal detachment from all things human, a serial killer who oversaw the persecution and extermination of all Jews and other non-Aryans, and those opposed to the regime. His letters remove any doubt that he was the architect of the Final Solution, and a man who was much closer to Hitler than many historians previously thought. The letters in this edition were arranged by Katrin Himmler, the great-niece of Heinrich and Marga Himmler while Michael Wildt, a renowned expert on the Nazi regime, provides historical context to the letters and their author. The entire work was translated by Thomas S. Hansen and Abby J. Hansen"--
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Believed to be lost after the end of WWII, the letters between one of Hitler's top lieutenants and his wife were discovered in 2014 and provide a glimpse into the family life of the man who orchestrated the Final Solution
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contains biographical information
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10483945
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DLC
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1900-1945
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Himmler, Heinrich
Dewey number
  • 943.086092
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1967-
  • 1954-
  • 1945-
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  • Himmler, Katrin
  • Wildt, Michael
  • Hansen, Thomas S.
  • Hansen, Abby J.
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True
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  • Himmler, Heinrich
  • Himmler, Margarete
  • Nazis
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Himmler, Heinrich
  • Himmler, Margarete
  • Nazis
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adult
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letters of a mass murderer
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The private Heinrich Himmler : letters of a mass murderer, edited and with commentary by Katrin Himmler and Michael Wildt ; translated by Thomas S. Hansen, Ph.D. and Abby J. Hansen, Ph.D
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Publication
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Original German edition: Munich : Piper Verlag, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn907965785
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781250064653
Lccn
2015042404
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)907965785
Label
The private Heinrich Himmler : letters of a mass murderer, edited and with commentary by Katrin Himmler and Michael Wildt ; translated by Thomas S. Hansen, Ph.D. and Abby J. Hansen, Ph.D
Publication
Note
Original German edition: Munich : Piper Verlag, 2014
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn907965785
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781250064653
Lccn
2015042404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)907965785

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