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Heinrich Himmler

Author: Peter Longerich; Jeremy Noakes; Lesley Sharpe
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this, the first-ever comprehensive biography of the Reichsführer-SS, leading German historian Peter Longerich puts every aspect of Himmler's life under the microscope. Masterfully interweaving the story of Himmler's personal life and political career with the wider history of the Nazi dictatorship, Longerich shows how skillfully he exploited and manipulated his disparate roles in the pursuit of his far-reaching  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Heinrich Himmler; Heinrich Himmler; Heinrich Himmler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Longerich; Jeremy Noakes; Lesley Sharpe
ISBN: 9780199592326 0199592322 9780199651740 0199651744
OCLC Number: 713186680
Notes: Originally published in German as: Heinrich Himmler : Biographie. München : Siedler, 2008.
Description: xviii, 1031 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Himmler's early years. Childhood and youth ; The student of agriculture ; Struggle and renunciation ; A new start in Lower Bavaria ; The Party functionary ; Reichsführer-SS --
II. Inside the Third Reich. The takeover of the political police ; From Inspector of the Prussian Gestapo to Chief of the German Police ; The State Protection Corps --
III. The Order. Ideology and religious cult ; Himmler's leadership style ; Himmler as educator ; The SS family --
IV. Into war : ambition and disappointment. War preparations and expansion ; War and settlement in Poland ; A new racial order ; Repression in the Reich ; Shifting borders : The year 1940 --
V. The greater Germanic Reich : living-space and ethnic murder. An ideological war of annihilation ; From mass murder to the 'Final Solution' ; The murder of the European Jews ; Settlement policy and racial selection ; The 'Iron law of ethnicity' : recruitment into the Waffen-SS ; A Europe-wide reign of terror --
VI. Downfall in stages. A turn in the war : a new opportunity? ; Collapse --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Heinrich Himmler.
Responsibility: Peter Longerich ; translated by Jeremy Noakes and Lesley Sharpe.
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The first-ever comprehensive biography of Heinrich Himmler, SS-Reichsfuhrer, Nazi Interior Minister, and Chief of Police, whose name has become a byword for the terror, persecution, and destruction  Read more...

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No biography can resolve all the disputed issues regarding the Holocaust. Longerich has done a great favor to the scholarly world by portraying in three dimensions a most unusual organization man. Read more...

 
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