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  1. Adolf Hitler's personal chauffeur and close confidant, Emil Maurice, was Jewish. He was also one of the founding members of the SS. After uncovering of his Jewish heritage, Hitler declared that he was an 'honorary Aryan' and prevented him from being expelled from the SS by Himmler.

  2. Five days after Hitler committed suicide, German and American troops fought side by side to defend Itter Castle against Himmler's SS.

  3. Katrin Himmler, grandniece of SS Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler, has NOT refused to have children to end her great-uncle's bloodline. She believes the idea of good or evil being passed through bloodlines is itself a reflection of Nazi ideology.

  4. The Soviet Diplomat Molotov was reportedly the only man to ever "shake hands" with Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Himmler, Göring, Roosevelt and Churchill.

  5. Werner Heisenberg and SS Chief Heinrich Himmler were school friends. When the SS began persecuting Heisenberg, Heisneberg's mother called Himmler's mother to ask that the SS stop. They did.

  6. The Soviet Diplomat Molotov was reportedly the only man to ever "shake hands" with Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Himmler, Göring, Roosevelt and Churchill. He also outlived them all and died in 1986 at the age of 96.

  7. Coco Chanel was a confirmed Nazi agent who went under the code name 'Westminster'. She spent most of WW2 in Paris in the Ritz, sleeping with Nazi officers and had direct contact to Himmler and Goebbels.

  8. Heinrich Himmler, leading member of the Nazi SS, dry heaved and nearly fainted when witnessing executions that he had ordered.

  9. Hitler and Himmler believed Atlantis was the homeland of the Aryan race... and spent resources trying to find it

  10. When the von Trapp family (popularized in the movie 'The Sound of Music') left Austria after disagreeing with Nazi ideologies, the Nazis made use of their abandoned home as Heinrich Himmler's headquarters.

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Theodor Eicke who Himmler had released from a mental asylum in order to appoint him commandant of the Dachau concentration camp.

Martin Sommer, an SS Master sergeant kn own as the "Hangman of Buchenwald". He was ordered to be investigated by Heinrich Himmler on charges of corruption and cruelty while working at a concentration camp.

Heinrich Himmler, one of the key figures responsible for the Holocaust, was obsessed with Hinduism and took ideas from the most violent writings in Hinduism, even seeing Hitler as an incarnation of the Hindu god Krishna.

The daughter of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler is alive and well, living in Germany, and she remains sympathetic to the Nazi cause

Heinz Kurschildgen who tricked SS leader Heinrich Himmler into believing he can make petrol out of water.

The WWII Ustaše Militia, who supported German activities in Croatia, committed atrocities so shocking that the Gestapo complained to SS leader Heinrich Himmler about the "bestial manner" in which torture was conducted.

Himmler established many SS ritual sites throughout Germany, the most famous being the castle at Wewelsburg. A black sun was imprinted on the floor of the main hall of the castle, which reinforced Himmler's pagan beliefs.

Himmler was captured by British troops at the end of the war, but committed suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule.

As the war dragged on, Himmler opened the Waffen SS up to non-Germans of Nordic ethnicity. Norwegians, Swedes, Dutch, and Flemish volunteers made up the majority of these units. Himmler and the Nazis considered these people to be Germanic.

Heinrich Himmler, the creator of concentration camps, leader of the Gestapo and one of the most feared men in WWII, is buried in an unknown location.

Operation Himmler used false flags to create the appearance of Polish aggression against Germany, which was subsequently used by Nazi propaganda to justify the invasion of Poland - starting WWII

Heinrich Himmler's daughter visited Dachau concentration camp in 1941 with family and friends. They had a feast and exchanged gifts. Today, she defends her father's actions and champions an organisation which provides support to arrested, condemned or fugitive former SS-members.

The Dai Li organization in "Avatar: The Last Airbender" are named after the infamous real life head of the Kuomintang's secret police, often called the Heinrich Himmler of China.

Nazis had a seperate institute where they went to different parts of the world to find cultural items and artifacts that himmler believed were occult and prove the superiority of aryan race

General Franco, whose apologists claim that he protected Jews, ordered his officials to draw up a list of some 6,000 Jews living in Spain that was given to SS chief Heinrich Himmler, as the countries negotiated Spain's incorporation into the group of Axis powers.

Hermann Gauch was so racist he embarrassed the NAZIs and had his book banned as he claimed Italians were "half ape" and "birds can be taught to talk better than other animals [because] their mouths are Nordic in structure." Himmler personally rejected his request to rejoin the SS.

The daughter of Heinrich Himmler, Gudrun, is still alive and is closely involved with neo-nazi groups that give support to ex-members of the SS.

Between 1918 and 1929, Heinrich Himmler was a Fertiliser Company salesman and a unsuccesful chicken farmer

An illegal Jewish organization in the Nazi puppet of Slovakia unsuccessfully schemed to bribe Heinrich Himmler into halting the Holocaust

Himmler was an ardent pagan and mystic and modeled the organization after many of his beliefs. New members were inducted through an elaborate, esoteric ritual ceremony.

One of the biggest cause celebres in prewar Nazi Germany, the Heisenberg Affair, when the SS attempted to censure Werner Heisenberg from the physics and academic community, was only resolved when Heisenberg's mother called Heinrich Himmler's mother.

After the real von Trapp family left Austria in 1938, the Nazis used their abandoned home as Heinrich Himmler's headquarters

Stalin introduced Lavrentiy Beria(NKVD chief) to Franklin D Roosevelt as "our Himmler".

Michael Sheard (Mr Bronson in Grange Hill) played Hitler four times and Heinrich Himmler twice during his career

Stalin introduced Lavrentiy Beria (the soviet head of the secret police) to President Roosevelt as “our Himmler”.