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 (hĭm′lər), Heinrich 1900-1945.
German Nazi leader. Second in power to Hitler, he directed the Nazi elite forces, the SS (1929-1945); commanded the Third Reich's police and secret police, the Gestapo (1936-1945); and coordinated the operation of the concentration and extermination camps (1941-1945). Captured by the British, he killed himself.


(German ˈhɪmlər)
(Biography) Heinrich (ˈhainrɪç). 1900–45, German Nazi leader, head of the SS and the Gestapo (1936–45); committed suicide


(ˈhɪm lər)

Heinrich, 1900–45, German Nazi leader.
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Noun1.Himmler - German Nazi who was chief of the SS and the Gestapo and who oversaw the genocide of six million Jews (1900-1945)Himmler - German Nazi who was chief of the SS and the Gestapo and who oversaw the genocide of six million Jews (1900-1945)
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Precisely 72 years ago today, on January 30, 1946, Charles Dubost, the Deputy Chief Prosecutor for the French Republic before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, read into the record a document dated February 14, 1944, from Hermann Goering to Heinrich Himmler that read in relevant part:
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Incredibly, before Rosa fled Berlin, she ended up in the audience at a Nazi rally at which Hitler and his henchmen Heinrich Himmler and Hermann Goering whipped the crowd into a frenzy.
he diary of Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler was discovered filed in an archive in Russia.
The story of the lost treasure fascinated Hitler, who sent Heinrich Himmler, the chief of the SS, and a team of Nazi archaeologists to try to find the hidden Roman riches.
A recent TV programme about Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, brought to mind a conversation one lunchtime with one of my old headmasters.
Gunner William Stewart was serving with 196 Battery, 73rd Anti-tank, Royal Artillery, on Monday, May 21, 1945, when a patrol of five men from the battery caught Heinrich Himmler.
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Paul Fletcher, 49 from Childwall, was amazed to see his dad included in an appeal to track down the Scouse soldier who helped capture SS commander Heinrich Himmler in 1945.
Recounting a meeting between Himmler and Hitler in Berlin in February 1943, Edmund Glaise von Horstenau, a Wehrmacht general, noted that Himmler had expressed his disdain for Christianity, while finding Islam "very admirable.
He also interrogated top Nazis including Heinrich Himmler and Hermann Goering and survived arrest by the SS, a torpedo attack and 11 plane crashes.