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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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His main feature will be a 90-minute video titled "The Decent One," the story of Heinrich Himmler. One of Adolf Hitler's inner-circle, Himmler created and oversaw Nazi SS, SA and Gestapo units.
1945: Heinrich Himmler, Hitler's minister of the interior, committed suicide.
Himmler made his chauffeur stop as they passed a flaxen-haired urchin playing by the lakeside; the whole fleet was brought to a halt, Dahl and Quantz being in the last car but one.
Evidence has surfaced that in the war's last gasps, Heinrich Himmler had stashed away a fortune to build a secret religion, dedicated both to Himmler and to creating the Fourth Reich.
Germany's federal intelligence service, the BND, acknowledged on Friday that it had employed the daughter of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler in the 1960s, even though she never renounced her father or Nazism and remained active in far-right extremism.
Heinrich Himmler's Cultural Commissions: Programmed Plunder in Italy and Yugoslavia
A SCOTS war hero who helped capture Nazi henchman Heinrich Himmler has been immortalised in France.
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:
Per Bergier, Heinrich Himmler was "a kind of fighting monk from another planet," and a thousand unidentified "Himalayans" died in the defense of Berlin.
EVIL Heinrich Himmler halted the extermination of 300,000 Jews at the end of the war to save his own skin, a book claims.
An Old Fighter among the Nazis, Hans Frank, the Governor General, never envisioned presiding over the Nazis' "dumping ground" for Europe's racially inferior, but outmaneuvering Heinrich Himmler's evolving agenda and Odilo Globocnik's "radical measures" for newly conquered territories proved abortive (97, 153).