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The Himmler Brothers By Katrin Himmler

The Himmler Brothers
by Katrin Himmler

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Heinrich Himmler's great-niece offers a unique account of one woman's attempt to deal with her chilling inheritance
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The Himmler Brothers Summary


The Himmler Brothers by Katrin Himmler

Once upon a time the Himmlers were just a normal German family, middle-class, hard-working, well-educated. There were three brothers, Gebhart, Heinrich and Ernst. Heinrich grew up to become the head of Hitler's SS, mastermind of the concentration camp system and chief perpetrator of the Holocaust.

When Katrin Himmler, Heinrich's great-niece, was fifteen, one of her school mates asked during a history lesson if she was related to the Himmler. `Yes', she stammered, at which there was a deathly hush in the classroom and the teacher, embarrassed and unsure, quickly moved the lesson on. As she grew older, Katrin gave her family history a wide berth, but married to an Israeli whose family was confined to the Warsaw Ghetto and with a young, half-Jewish son, she realizes that she cannot evade the past so easily. Katrin Himmler's cool but meticulous examination of the Himmler story reveals - in all its dark complexity - the gulf between the `normality' of bourgeois family life and the horrors perpetrated by one member and a more nuanced portrait of Heinrich himself emerges - not a lone evil executioner, but a middle-class family man, loved and fully supported by his respectable German family.

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About Katrin Himmler


Katrin Himmler is the great-niece of Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, Gestapo and leading organiser of the Holocaust. She was born in 1967.

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GOR001403525
The Himmler Brothers by Katrin Himmler
Katrin Himmler
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2007-07-20
352
0230529070
9780230529076
N/A
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