May 8, 1986 |
Israel has obtained original questionnaires filled out by Hitler deputy Rudolf Hess and Nazi SS chief Heinrich Himmler for the 1935 "Who's Who in the Third Reich." The documents, donated to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Center, could help historians determine the authenticity of other Nazi papers because they contain rare signatures of the men, chief archivist Shmuel Krakowski said.
April 17, 1993 |
A stark reminder of the Holocaust--a speech by Nazi SS leader Heinrich Himmler that refers to "the extermination of the Jewish race"--went on display Friday at the National Archives. The documents, including handwritten notes by Himmler, are among the best evidence that exists to rebut claims that the Holocaust is a myth, archivists say. "The notes give them their authenticity," said Robert Wolfe, a supervisory archivist for captured German records. "He was supposed to destroy them.
April 28, 1991 |
Of all the neurotic conspirators who surrounded Adolf Hitler, none was more utterly weird than Heinrich Himmler, the unsmiling Reichsfuhrer-SS , organizer and commander of the German police, the concentration camps, and the Holocaust. The son of a schoolteacher, who himself looked like a schoolteacher and spoke like a schoolteacher, he was, second only to Hitler, the most powerful man in the Third Reich and probably the most thoroughly evil.
January 3, 1991 |
Michael Verhoeven's film "The Nasty Girl" is Germany's entry in the foreign-language category in this year's Academy Awards. It is an occasionally surrealistic and often very funny account of a teen-aged Fraulein's distinctly unfunny and dangerous attempts to investigate the Nazi years in her hometown.
September 6, 2003 |
The German government has asked Italy to investigate whether an Italian wine with labels depicting Adolf Hitler and fellow Nazis Hermann Goering and Heinrich Himmler violates a European Union resolution on combating the spread of racist images and literature. German tourists are importing the wine and can buy it on the Internet. German law forbids the use of Nazi symbols. The wine producer said the bottles were chiefly for the German market.
July 11, 1988
More than 100 former members of Nazi German SS units attended the funeral in Duesseldorf, West Germany, of a one-time aide to Adolf Hitler, Die Welt am Sonntag newspaper said. Richard Schulze-Kossens, who served as one of Hitler's adjutants from 1941-44, died July 3 of lung cancer at the age of 73, the newspaper said. His funeral was held Friday. Die Welt said that Hitler's last personal adjutant, Otto Guensche, accompanied Schulze-Kossens' widow to the services.