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Heinrich Himmler
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Reichsführer-SS Collar Rank.svg Reichsführer-SS
In office
6 January 1929 – 29 April 1945
Leader Adolf Hitler
Preceded by Erhard Heiden
Succeeded by Karl Hanke
Chief of German Police in the Reich Ministry of the Interior
In office
17 June 1936 – 29 April 1945
Leader Adolf Hitler
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Karl Hanke
Reich Commissioner for the Strengthening of German Nationhood
In office
7 October 1939 – 29 April 1945
Leader Adolf Hitler
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by None
Director of the Reich Main Security Office (acting)
In office
4 June 1942 – 30 January 1943
Preceded by Reinhard Heydrich
Succeeded by Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Reich Minister of the Interior
In office
24 August 1943 – 29 April 1945
Chancellor Adolf Hitler
Preceded by Wilhelm Frick
Succeeded by Wilhelm Stuckart
Personal details
Heinrich Luitpold Himmler

7 October 1900
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Died 23 May 1945(1945-05-23) (aged 44)
Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
Political party National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP)
Spouse(s) Margarete Bode
Children Gudrun, Helge, Nanette Dorotha
Alma mater Technical University Munich
Profession Agronomist
Cabinet Hitler Cabinet
Military service
Allegiance German Empire German Empire
Branch/service Heer
Years of service 1917–1918
Rank Fahnenjunker
Unit 11th Bavarian Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars World War I

Heinrich Luitpold Himmler (1900 - 1945) was a German Nazi politician and leader of the SS.

Himmler and the Holocaust

Himmler's SS (theTotenkopfverbände) organized and administered Germany’s regime of concentration camps and, after 1941, the holocaust in Poland. The SS, through its Security Service (Sicherheitsdienst, or SD), hunted down Jews, Gypsies, communists and any persons who the Nazis believed to be either Untermensch (sub-human) or against the regime. They were brought to concentration camps. Himmler opened the first of these camps at Dachau on 22 March 1933.

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