As head of the SS, chief of police, 'Reichskommissar for the Consolidation of Germanness', and Reich Interior Minister, Heinrich Himmler enjoyed a position of almost unparalleled power and responsibility in Nazi Germany. Perhaps more than any other single Nazi leader aside from Hitler, his name has become a byword for the terror, persecution, and destruction that characterized the Third Reich. His wide-ranging powers meant that he bore equal responsibility for the repression of the Germanpeople on the home front and the atrocities perpetrated by the SS in the East. Yet, in spite of his central
Cover; Contents; Note on Sources; Glossary of Terms; A; B; C; D; E; G; H; I; K; L; N; O; P; R; S; U; V; W; Z; Abbreviations; Picture Credits; Prologue; I. HIMMLER'S EARLY YEARS; 1. Childhood and Youth; 2. The Student of Agriculture; 3. Struggle and Renunciation; 4. A New Start in Lower Bavaria; 5. The Party Functionary; 6. Reichsführer-SS; II. INSIDE THE THIRD REICH; 7. The Takeover of the Political Police; 8. From Inspector of the Prussian Gestapo to Chief of the German Police; 9. The State Protection Corps; III. THE ORDER; 10. Ideology and Religious Cult; 11. Himmler's Leadership Style
12. Himmler as Educator13. The SS Family; IV. INTO WAR: AMBITION AND DISAPPOINTMENT; 14. War Preparations and Expansion; 15. War and Settlement in Poland; 16. A New Racial Order; 17. Repression in the Reich; 18. Shifting Borders: The Year 1940; V. THE GREATER GERMANIC REICH: LIVING-SPACE AND ETHNIC MURDER; 19. An Ideological War of Annihilation; 20. From Mass Murder to the 'Final Solution'; 21. The Murder of the European Jews; 22. Settlement Policy and Racial Selection; 23. The 'Iron Law of Ethnicity': Recruitment into the Waffen-SS; 24. A Europe-Wide Reign of Terror; VI. DOWNFALL IN STAGES
25. A Turn in the War-A New Opportunity?26. Collapse; Conclusion; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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