German newspaper Die Welt scoop of Heinrich Himmler material
01-25-2014 04:39 AM
More of so and so with his Autokappe (as sold in the SS Kleiderkasse) auf grosser Fahrt...
From the article:
"Die Welt" and "Die Welt am Sonntag" will start an eight-part series re-examining the life of Heinrich Himmler on Sunday. We will show many of the recently surfaced private photos and publish excerpts of the most interesting letters. The Israeli director Vanessa Lapa, whose father owns the private archive containing the documents, has based her documentary "Der Anständige" ("The Decent") on the new material about Himmler's private life. "Die Welt" financially supported the production of the documentary. It will premier at the "Berlinale" on the ninth of February.
The Longerich biography on Himmler really shines in its first few sections because of the letters and diary entries. It's a shame these letters were not available to him or some other scholar.
Well said. Some other Himmler diaries exist in the U.S. and have long been used by scholars, and other letters also exist, as well.
All of this was more or less from the Gmund country house plundered by U.S. troops. Some of it made its way to Israel, where it has now emerged.
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Title: Heinrich Himmler papers
Date (inclusive): 1914-1944
Collection Number: XX060
Creator: Himmler, Heinrich, 1900-1945
Collection Size: 15 manuscript boxes, 5 microfilm reels, 2 photo albums, 6 diaries, 24 phonotapes (8 linear feet)
Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Diaries, 1914-1924; photographs; photocopies and microfilm of correspondence, reports, and memoranda from the office files of the personal staff of H. Himmler, 1942-1944; and recordings of speeches by H. Himmler, 1940-1944; relating to national socialism in Germany, and activities of the German police and Schutzstaffel during World War II. In part, photocopy and microfilm.
The above contains photograph albums from his own property, including volumes ornately bound in leather with scenes of the SS ca. 1933 and 1934, with handwritten notes by himself.