Himmler Wrote Love Letters, Hid Holocaust From Wife, Mistress
Hitler’s SS overlord was worried that the truth about the Reich’s program to exterminate millions of Jews, gypsies, and others the Nazis found undesirable might be disturbing to the women in his life. What a sensitive gent!
Heinrich Himmler – S.S. chief and organiser of the Holocaust of six million Jews – has been exposed as an insecure romantic fantasist who kept the secret of the mass Jewish extermination programme he directed from his wife and mistress in case it upset them.
Academics in Germany have spent the last three years examining the letters, photos, memorandums – even a recipe book – of the most feared man in Nazi Germany after they were discovered in Israel.
Himmler, who as S.S. Reichsfuehrer was in charge of the entire complex of concentration camps throughout Europe and oversaw the systematic murder of around six million Jews during the Second World War.
But in the letters and diaries being serialised by Germany’s Die Welt newspaper he comes across as a foppish, even diffident accomplice to mass slaughter.
In all, the SS commander sent some 700 letters to his wife, Marga. many evoking the ‘banality of evil’ famously ascribed to his murderous SS lieutenant Adolph Eichmann, who organised the transportation of Jews to gas chambers.
On the eve of Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Unon in June 1941, one of the letters Himmler wrote to his wife Marga said: ‘Now it is war again. I knew it – I slept so badly.’