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Gudrun Himmler (Gudrun Burwitz)

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Gudrun Himmler, the daughter of Heinrich Himmler and Margarete Himmler, was born on 8th August, 1929. She was named after a character in a novel written by Himmler's favourite writer, Werner Jansen. Her father was head of the Schutzstaffel (SS) and a close friend of Adolf Hitler, the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP).

In 1932 Himmler sold the house and poultry farm in Waldtrudering and moved into a flat close to Hitler's apartment. He also purchased a large villa at Gmund on the Tegernsee, a lake south-east of Munich enclosed by mountains. Marga Himmler established herself there with Gudrun, whom they called "Puppi". The following year they adopted a boy named Gerhard von Ahe. He was the son of Kurt von der Ahe, a senior figure in the SS, who had been killed in Berlin in 1933.

Peter Padfield, the author of Himmler: Reichsfuhrer S.S. (1991) has claimed that Himmler was jealous that the two men under him in the Schutzstaffel (SS), Reinhard Heydrich and Karl Wolff, both had attractive wives. Himmler spent very little time with his wife. Lina Heydrich suggested that Himmler was embarrassed by her appearance: "Size 50 knickers, that's all there was to her." Bella Fromm, a journalist commented in July 1937 she saw Himmler with his "dirty-blonde, insipid, fat wife" and "the pleasures of the table are apparently about the pleasures she gets, since Himmler keeps her at home."

In 1939 Heinrich Himmler began an affair with his young secretary, Hedwig Potthast. The couple set up home in Mecklenburg. Hedwig gave birth to a son, Helge (born 1942) and a daughter, Nanette Dorothea (born 1944). Although separated from his wife, Himmler remained close to his daughter, Gudrun, who he phoned every few days and wrote to her at least once a week. Himmler adored his young, blue-eyed, blonde-haired daughter and would often take her to official state functions. In 1941 he even took her to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp.

Gudrun wrote in her diary: "Today, we went to the SS concentration camp at Dachau. We saw everything we could. We saw the gardening work. We saw the pear trees. We saw all the pictures painted by the prisoners. Marvelous. And afterwards we had a lot to eat. It was very nice." According to Stephan Lebert, the author of My Father' s Keeper: Children of Nazi Leaders - An Intimate History of Damage and Denial (2001): "At fourteen... she cut out every picture of him from the newspapers and glued them into a large scrapbook"

In April 1945 Gundrun and her mother were taken into custody. She later complained that they were held in various camps and were "treated as though they had to atone for the alleged sins of her father". They were forced to testify at the Nuremberg Trials and eventually released in November 1946. Gundrun believes that her father did not commit suicide but was murdered by the British. This is a view that is argued by Hugh Thomas in his book, The Unlikely Death of Heinrich Himmler (2001). In 1951 Gudrun also helped form Wiking-Jugend, an organization patterned on the Hitler Youth program of the 1930s.

Gudrun Himmler married the journalist and author Wulf Dieter Burwitz and had two children. She also became a member of Stille Hilfe (Silent Help), an organization providing support to arrested, condemned or fugitive former SS-members. According to journalist Andrea Roepke: “The Silent Help is not only about former National Socialists. It collects money, too, for the neo-Nazi movement.”

Over the years she has given help to people like Anton Malloth, a supervisor of Theresienstadt. She arranged his stay at an expensive nursing home in Pullach, until he was sentenced to life in prison. She also provided help to Klaas Carel Faber, a convicted Dutch Nazi. Gudrun retains her father's fascist views and has been described by Oliver Schröm as a "flamboyant Nazi princess".

In a 1999 interview Gudrun Burwitz gave to Stephan Lebert she talked about trying to save enough money to go to America and examine the evidence that would help her compare her childhood memories with the documents stating her father's views, and the orders he gave. Ultimately, her goal is to write a book called "simply Heinrich Himmler... to clear her father' s name".

The Daily Mail has claimed that "Mrs Burwitz... still works at a ruthless pace to keep the Nazi flame alive. Mrs Burwitz has always nurtured the memory of her father, believing the man who ran the Gestapo, the SS and the extermination programme which murdered six million Jews, to be good and worthy." The newspaper has described her as the "grandmother to a new breed of female Nazis on the radical right".

In 2011 she was reported to be helping in the campaign to prevent Søren Kam, a Danish SS officer wanted in his homeland for several murders, including the execution of newspaper editor Carl Henrik Clemmensen in Copenhagen from being sent back to Denmark.

Gudrun Burwitz lives with her husband in the Munich suburb of Furstenried.

Himmler did not manage to steal many days away from his desk at field headquarters or while attending the Fuhrer, but he now divided his family time between two homes, and wrote letters to make up for his absences. He remained a good father to Gudrun and a considerate husband to Marga.

Waving goodbye to her grandchildren, Gudrun Burwitz has the look of a woman ready to live the rest of her days in peace and quiet.

Instead, the 81-year-old daughter of Heinrich Himmler still works at a ruthless pace to keep the Nazi flame alive.

Mrs Burwitz has always nurtured the memory of her father, believing the man who ran the Gestapo, the SS and the extermination programme which murdered six million Jews, to be good and worthy.

And despite her advanced years, she continues to help the ageing remnants of the Nazi regime to evade justice.

As the leading figure in the shadowy and sinister support group Stille Hilfe - Silent Help - she helps bring succour and financial help to those still at large.

Said to have been formed in 1951 by a clique of high-ranking SS officers and right-wing clergy in Germany, it exists ‘to provide quiet but active assistance to those who lost their freedom during or after the war by capture, internment or similar circumstance and who need help to this day’.

Now it is in the hands of Mrs Burwitz. And her work has taken an even more sinister turn. She has become ‘grandmother’ to a new breed of female Nazis on the radical right.

Members of a charity group loyally devoted to helping their old friends met in secret last weekend.

They arrived in ones and twos at the nicely painted house with a well-tended lawn - ever on the look-out for any hidden observer who may have threatened their anonymity.

In most countries they would have passed for modest do-gooders anxious to conduct their benevolent work out of the public gaze.

But there is nothing humanitarian about this shadowy organisation or the kindly looking old lady at the heart of its dark web.

For the covert gathering was the quarterly meeting of Stille Hilfe - or Silent Aid - which has helped some of the Third Reich's most evil fugitives from justice.

And one of its most revered and terrifying figures is the 81-year-old daughter of Heinrich Himmler, architect of the Holocaust. Mother-of-two Gudrun Himmler, known as the Princess of Stille Hilfe, joined other confederates of the Nazi aid group at its weekend summit in Munich.

During her childhood she worshipped her father, who organised the murder of six million Jews in the Second World War, and was worshipped in return.

As head of the Gestapo, he would have her flown to join him wherever he was on his mission to enslave the world. One of her visits was to Dachau, north of Munich, which served as the model for all of Nazi Germany's other concentration camps.

The young Gudrun strolled around with her adoring father and his servants while yards away prisoners were beaten, starved, killed and burned in the camp crematorium.

Such experiences were to defile her innocence for ever. For in keeping the flame of her father's memory alive, she is devoting her last years to nothing more than a support group for mass murderers.

Katrin Himmler's book Die Brüder Himmler: Eine deutsche Familiengeschichte was published in 2005 in Germany by S. Fischer Verlag and in 2007 in English by Macmillan as The Himmler Brothers: A German Family History.

Her book traces the lives of the three Himmler brothers (the eldest was Gebhard Himmler), the sons of a respected secondary school headmaster in Munich. Gebhard served in the German Army in World War I, but Heinrich, who at 18 was still an officer cadet when the war ended, was too young to see frontline service. Katrin Himmler speculates that it was frustration at this and envy of his brother that led Heinrich to join the extreme right-wing Freikorps in 1919. In the Freikorps he served under Ernst Röhm and was thus led into the Nazi Party.

Despite her family being told her grandfather Ernst had had no interest in politics, Katrin discovered that he was an enthusiastic Nazi who had joined the party in 1931, and was also an officer in the Schutzstaffel (SS). Ernst was killed in the fighting in Berlin in May 1945.

"Many times during my research it was quite difficult for me to go on," Himmler told an interviewer in August 2007. "As things were revealed it became more and more shocking. We descendents were left in no doubt about what Heinrich had done. But his actions cast a large shadow that the rest of the family were standing in, many of them hiding in there." [1]

Her most disturbing discovery was that her grandfather had directly caused the deportation and death of a Jewish engineer, a Major Schmidt, deputy manager of an engineering firm, who had been protected because of his expertise. Writing to Heinrich, Ernst dismissed his usefulness, knowing that he would then be reclassified and deported to a labour camp.

Justin Cartwright, reviewing the book for The Daily Telegraph, commented: "As Katrin Himmler writes, it would have been perfectly possible for him [Ernst] to have supported Schmidt without any danger to himself as the brother of the Reichsführer. For her this was a turning point: she realised once and for all just how deeply her grandfather and her great-uncle Gebhard were in thrall to their brother's murderous racial policies." [2]

Doug Johnstone wrote in The List: "Katrin’s book is admirably level-headed, a meticulous memoir of an extraordinary family, and the author never resorts to histrionics, preferring to let the facts speak for themselves. Originally written as self-therapy, the book stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of guilt the Nazis left behind for future generations." [1]

Robert Hawks, however, wrote in The Independent: "Katrin does try to turn some equivocal evidence into revelations of her family's complicity, but her prosecutorial stance gets in the way of empathy. In the end, The Himmler Brothers raises more questions about its subject than it is capable of answering, but that doesn't lessen in the slightest my admiration of Katrin Himmler for having written it." [3]

Himmler is one of the protagonists of the television documentary Hitler's Children (in German: "Meine Familie, die Nazis und Ich") [4] of the Israeli director Chanoch Zeevi about descendants of the Nazi elite, amongst them Rainer Höss.

Himmler was born in Dinslaken. She is married to an Israeli. [2] Despite the opportunity to take her spouse's surname, she chose to keep the name Himmler, rather than deny her heritage. [2]

Katrin Himmler said that she researched and wrote the book so that her son would have a full understanding of his family's history. She told an interviewer: "When my husband and I had our son, it became clear I had to break with the family tradition of not speaking about the past. I wanted to give my son as much information as possible, so that when he starts asking questions about my family, at least I can answer him." [1]

Family relationships

Relations between Gudrun's parents - HeinrichHimmler and Margaret von Boden - were quite tense, so that the couple stopped living together. The girl's father stopped appearing in his daughter's home in Munich. But this did not in any way worsen the relationship between father and daughter. Henry continued to give her due attention, often met with the girl and even sent a special military aircraft to deliver Gudrun to him in Berlin - even if this meeting was short, only for a couple of hours.

The father was very fond of his daughter and gave her a lotexpensive gifts, among which a huge number of jewelry, made to order. One of these gifts Gudrun keeps so far - it's an old silver brooch with the image of four heads of horses, which together constitute a swastika.

Children of the Nazi elite: two different views on fascism

On May 9, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Victory. The Nazi crimes were horrific. Yet, we have now to face attempts to justify and revive fascism.

This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the victory over fascism. On May 9, 1945, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Alexy I said the following words: &ldquoGod has shamed the daring dreams of villains and robbers, and now we see them facing formidable retribution for their atrocities. We confidently and patiently looked forward to this joyful day of the Lord &ndash the day on which the Lord pronounced His righteous judgment over the worst enemies of mankind."

The horrific crimes of the Nazis before humanity have always been obvious to everyone. After 1945, it was impossible to even think that an ideology whereby one nation can consider itself superior to others and therefore destroy entire nations can someday be justified by someone. Now there is no such certainty, however.

Nowadays, formations that fought as part of the Third Reich&rsquos army are heroized in Ukraine, marches and processions are held in their honor, monuments and memorial plaques are opened. Veterans of the SS "Galicia" are welcome guests in schools and children's camps. For many years, Ukrainian children have been raised by the examples of soldiers of the army, which 75-80 years ago killed Ukrainian, Jewish, Russian children by thousands and tens of thousands, pumped blood from them, used them for medical experiments, and so on.


Moreover, it is the attitude of the Nazis towards children that appears to be the biggest mystery.

We know that there are no other children. When a child suffers, it is a tragedy for any normal person. &ldquoThe happiness of the whole world is not worth a single tear on the cheek of an innocent child,&rdquo Fedor Dostoevsky wrote in one of his novels.

It is a well-known fact that many Nazi leaders, such as M. Bormann, G. Himmler, G. Goering, were wonderful fathers, caring uncles. This is evidenced by their children and loved ones. And not only them. However, it is impossible to picture how the same person, who had given lots of affection to one (his) child, could shoot or send another into the gas chamber. How could a person be a loving, gentle father and at the same time a sadist and a murderer? How did he think, how did he feel? Moreover, did he feel anything at all?

We can never fully fathom this. Nevertheless, it is worth taking a look at the idea of fascism through the eyes of those who were closest to its leaders &ndash the eyes of their own children and grandchildren.

Martin Adolf Bormann

Martin Adolf Bormann was the eldest son of Reichleiter Martin Bormann, Hitler's godson. By the way, Hitler believed that the Christian religion is incompatible with National Socialism, in which he was actively backed by Bormann, who had a negative attitude to Christianity. The paradox is that all members of the Nazi elite tried to spiritually become related to each other through the Church, which they all denied and whose members were persecuted. Maybe, they had some kind of their own surrogate church? It turns out no: Martin Bormann Jr. said that his baptism took place in a regular church.

&ldquoThe baptismal ceremony was difficult,&rdquo he wrote. &ldquoHitler is a Catholic, and my parents are Protestants, therefore, according to church laws, he was not allowed to hold a child. He simply attended the ceremony, was considered as the godfather, and I was in the arms of Ilse Hess, the wife of Rudolf Hess.&rdquo

In the spring of 1945, M. Bormann Jr. was 15 years old. A secret order was given to kill the children of Bormann. They had to die, as did the Goebbels children, whom their mother poisoned with cyanide. However, Bormann's personal secretary refused to fulfill this order. He handed the false documents to Martin Bormann Jr. and told him to run away. The 15-year-old boy was sheltered by a peasant, a true Catholic. In 1958, M. Bormann became a Catholic priest.

Bormann Jr. at a meeting with his father at the NSDAP school, 1942. Photo: © / AiF

Subsequently, in various interviews, M. Borman told that life in the family of this simple peasant was a real discovery for him. He met true believers while faith was forbidden in his own family.

&ldquoFather did not believe in anyone except Hitler. Of course, he was baptized, but for him it was only a formality &ndash even a crucifix did not hang anywhere in the house. On his orders, the church in Obersalzburg, where we lived, was closed. One day my sister, playing, put on her forehead a bandage with a cross and ran to our father so that he would hug her . I had never seen him so furious. He screamed in a terrible voice, 'Take it off immediately!' and pointed to the cross. The fact that I became a priest would be a betrayal in his eyes. "

It must be said that Martin Adolf (he refused from his middle name with time) became the priest consciously. All his life he felt responsible for everything his father had done and realized that he had to somehow repair it. Every day he came across people whose fates were destroyed by the war. Particularly impressive is his story about a soldier whom, no matter how hard he tried, he could not help. This story, it seems to me, reveals fully the true tragedy of fascism.

&ldquoIt happened after the war. I had entered the ministry by then. Once, a former Wehrmacht soldier came to me. He said that during the uprising in Warsaw he was among those who cleaned the basements of houses from the rebels. A little girl, about five or six years old, suddenly jumped out and ran out of one basement. But she stumbled and fell near him. He wanted to pick her up and save her. But suddenly he heard the cry of the lieutenant, &lsquoKlaus! Stick this thing with a bayonet!&rsquo Obeying the order, he stuck her with the bayonet in her chest. She did not scream but suffocated. It was a second. As she was suffocating, she was looking at him. He realized that he had done something unimaginable, something he cannot live with.

He repented 20 years after the war. Since then, the former soldier, who became a postal employee, never married and had no children. According to him, he could not look into their eyes. All the following years, every day, he lived with this memory. He said, &lsquoGod will not forgive me, I can&rsquot imagine what will happen to me for what I did.&rsquo Even as a priest, I did not know what to tell him. A week later, this man hanged himself.

You see, this is not only a real story but also a metaphorical one. This is what most people are like. They will understand everything later. They understand it even now, but at the moment when the life and fate of other people depend on them, they obey the order. They obey the idea. One has to be a man of integrity and constantly think about their deeds and, most importantly, not be afraid to be yourself, not be afraid to refuse fulfilling orders, so as not to commit something terrible at a critical moment.&rdquo

Until the end of his days, Martin Bormann, Jr. attended lectures at schools in Germany, trying to explain the whole essence of the Nazism horrors.

With this story, Bormann Jr. urges us to think &ndash every sin, especially a mortal sin, is subject to punishment here on earth. Killing another, a person kills himself at the same moment. An example of this unfortunate soldier is vivid evidence of this. That bayonet, which killed a little Polish girl, still caught up with him after so many years.

Martin Bormann Jr. died on March 11, 2013. Until the end of his days, he attended school lectures in Germany to explain the whole essence of the horrors of Nazism. &ldquoThe only way to prevent the revival of fascist and racist tendencies is education,&rdquo he said. &ldquoThis is especially true for young people who have not found out Nazism the hard way and besotted with its outward brilliance.&rdquo

Throughout his life, M. Bormann never ceased to thank God for his great mercy to their family, since all the children and grandchildren of Martin Bormann Sr. became convinced Christians.

Gudrun Himmler

Gudrun Himmler. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK

Gudrun Himmler, by marriage Burwitz, never renounced Nazi ideology and devoted her entire adult life to &ldquoprotecting the good name and memory of her father&rdquo. In the only interview she agreed to, she said that &ldquothe father is portrayed the most terrible monster of genocide in the world, and I want to prove that this is not so, and I will devote it all my life if necessary&rdquo.

One could understand the efforts of the daughter, who is trying to somehow whitewash the name of her beloved father. But Gudrun Burwitz always, right up to her death, remained the advocate of the ideas of Nazism and did a lot to aid the Nazis, who sought to evade retaliation. She was called "Nazi Princess" or &ldquoMother Teresa of the Nazis&rdquo.

But didn&rsquot the authorities in post-war Germany know anything about the Nazi sympathies of Himmler&rsquos daughter? It turns out that they just turned a blind eye to that. On June 29, 2018, a month after Gudrun&rsquos death, a small message appeared in the world press that Himmler&rsquos daughter, as it turned out, had worked for the German intelligence services.

The fact that, working for the BND (Federal Intelligence Service of Germany), Ms. Burwitz was also a prominent public figure in the organization &ldquoStille Hilfe&rdquo ("Silent Help") was not even mentioned. It could be said that the BND leadership had little interest in this aspect of Ms. Burwitz&rsquos activities, because &ldquoSilent Help&rdquo was registered as a charitable non-profit organization. But I do not think that it was a secret for the German intelligence services what this group actually was and what it was doing.

&ldquoOne high-level German official said that Burwitz had a genuine love for these men and women who served the worst parts of the Nazi regime in 1933-1945,&rdquo the Daily Mail reporter Tim Stickings wrote. &ldquoShe was a leading figure in the ominous organization &ldquoSilent Help&rdquo, which aimed to protect Nazi criminals from falling into the hands of justice.&rdquo

Heinrich Himmler with daughter Gudrun. Photo:

She provided not only legal support to former SS officers but also financial assistance. The &ldquoSilent Help&rdquo assisted Klaus Barbie ("the Butcher of Lyon") of the Lyon Gestapo and Erich Priebke, the SS murderer of Italian partisans, to escape. And although Klaus Barbie was brought back to court in 1987 and sentenced to life imprisonment, &ldquoSilent Help&rdquo did not leave him without support.

According to one of the leading experts on the history of Nazism, Briton Guy Walters, the "clients" of "Silent Help" were also Holocaust ideologist Adolf Eichmann, Standartenfuhrer Walter Rauff, one of the SD leaders who was directly involved in the development and implementation of mobile gas chambers, and Dr. Josef Mengele, who conducted experiments over prisoners at Auschwitz. Low-ranked Nazi officials who remained in Germany were also not ignored, they were provided with work, housing, services of lawyers and doctors.

In 1954, on the initiative of Gudrun Burwitz, a Neo-Nazi youth organization, the &ldquoWiking-Jugend&rdquo, was created. Modelled after the &ldquoHitlerjugend&rdquo, it lasted as long as 40 years. Only in 1994, its activities were recognized as unconstitutional and banned. With regard to &ldquoSilent Help&rdquo, the German authorities only managed to abolish the status of a charity. After a series of scandals and journalistic investigations, &ldquoSilent Help&rdquo no longer emerge in the information space, although it is still listed in the German Association Register and is believed to finance illegal neo-Nazi organizations in Germany and other European countries.

Gudrun Burwitz, until her death in 2018, lived in Munich 15 kilometers from Dachau, where, on the orders of her father, 30,000 people were killed. A neat, modest, smiling, adoring her husband and granddaughter, on Sundays regularly attending Mass, decent German pensioner. But until the last days, she remained faithful to her ideas.

A few years ago, at the age of &ldquowell over eighty&rdquo, she attended a neo-Nazi rally in Ulriksberg, Austria, where she was &ldquoidolized by the surviving SS veterans&rdquo, reports the Daily Mail journalist Tim Stickings mentioned above. &ldquoShe walked around the older Reich soldiers, lined up in front of her, still keeping the bearing of the Third Reich, and each of them trembled, stretching out in front of her and reported in which unit he had served. She is in over 80 but pin sharp, has an excellent memory, and is showing off a vast knowledge of military logistics. She is her father, but in a female expression She is a true believer, and, like all zealots, that makes her dangerous."

Katrin Himmler

Onсe, in a history class, a classmate jokingly asked 15-year-old Katrin Himmler if she was a relative of the very Heinrich Himmler who went down in history as one of the darkest figures in Holocaust history. "He's my great uncle," Catherine answered. Then, as she remembers, the lesson continued in complete silence.

"It's a very heavy burden when you have such a legacy," admits Katrin Himmler. According to her observations, the descendants of former Nazis most often go to extremes: they either try to forget about the past, forever renouncing their ancestors as a monstrous page in the history of their family or, on the contrary, completely deny any negative, choosing unconditional love and devotion.

Rare individuals, such as Martin Bormann Jr., for example, try to realize what happened, not by crossing anything out of the past, but by drawing a lesson and making the right conclusions. But that requires a lot of inner strength and courage. Katrin admits that she faced a similar choice. When she tried to talk to her father about her family's past, he just couldn't talk.

In 2005, Katrin wrote and published the book &ldquoDie Brüder Himmler" (&ldquoThe Himmler Brothers"). While working on the book, she had to reread many letters from the family archive. And only then, by her own admission, she realized the full depth of the tragedy that had occurred to her family. She thought long and hard about the path that her great-uncle, Heinrich Himmler, had taken.

"In his childhood and youth, faith was very important to him. Although the ideology of the German race as the highest value gradually destroyed a Christian in him, he finally broke with the Catholic Church only in 1936. By that time, most SS members were already complete opponents of Christianity. I think by nature he was by a man who had to truly believe in some big idea. Look at how much time and energy he devoted to developing rituals for all kinds of secret SS ceremonies, and you will understand that this is a sublimation of religion.&rdquo

Ironically, Katrin married an Israeli citizen, a descendant of a former Warsaw ghetto prisoner. She deliberately did not change her last name and believes that one must have the courage to face the truth, because her family is not something out of the ordinary, as it may seem at first sight. Many German families still maintain a policy of silence or make up some myths about the role of their grandparents in the horrors of the past war.

"There is still a huge difference between official history and how it is told in the family circle," says Katrin Himmler. &ldquoMany young people are well aware of the Holocaust, but they are also convinced that their grandparents were against the regime and, of course, wanted to hide a Jew in their home. They don't really believe it, but they are trying their best to convince themselves of it.&rdquo

But, as Katrine admits, she is much more concerned about the inner relaxation and passive attitude towards the proliferating neo-Nazi groups rather than the unwillingness of today's young people to take a sober look at the historical truth.

"I am very afraid of the resumption of neo-Nazi activities. I think now is a good time to get down to this problem and understand what's going on," says Katrin Himmler.

Alessandra Mussolini

Unlike some other descendants of the Nazis who unwittingly feel guilty for their origin, the Italian politician Alessandra Mussolini is proud of her grandfather Benito Mussolini. Alessandra was born in Rome, her father was the third son of an Italian dictator. Alessandra Mussolini is a member of the European Parliament from Italy. She founded the neo-fascist party "Social Movement".

Not long ago, the name of Alessandra Mussolini was involved in the scandal when she said that she would sue anyone who somehow offended Mussolini&rsquos memory and threatened to bring to court anyone who dared to say something disrespectful about her grandfather on the Internet, which caused the protest of Italian Jews and anti-fascists.

&ldquoWith her threats, Alessandra Mussolini went too far to ignore them,&rdquo said Riccardo Pacifici, the former head of the Jewish community of Rome. &ldquoA. Mussolini&rsquos threats are all more outrageous because she is a member of the European Parliament. Six million Jews killed and 75 years were not enough for her to understand what the fascist regime led to.&rdquo

Roberto Della Seta, a Jewish politician, writer and environmentalist, wrote on his Twitter: &ldquoThrough the fault of Benito Mussolini, my father was expelled from school at the age of 16, and because of his followers, sixteen members of our family fell into the hands of the Nazis and died in Auschwitz. Will I offend you, Alessandra Mussolini, if I say that your grandfather was a criminal?"

Enrico Fink, an Italian Jew, musician and actor, wrote on Facebook: &ldquoDear Alessandra Mussolini, I read that you intend to sue anyone who offends the memory of your grandfather. I fully understand your feelings: your grandfather was killed at the end of the war, you did not happen to meet with him, which you regret, and you want to protect his memory. We have a lot in common, my grandfather was also killed, I also did not happen to meet with him, which I regret. But the problem is that the person who is responsible for the death of my grandfather is your grandfather.&rdquo

As you can see, the children and grandchildren of those who are regarded as monsters in human guises have a different attitude to Nazism.

75 years have passed since the end of one of the bloodiest wars in human history. Still alive are those who can tell us about it from their own experience. However, what do we see in the present-day world? Fascism, oddly enough, again is increasingly raising its head.

But was it not defeated? Swept away, crushed to the ground? Obviously not. It simply went into the shadow for a while, retreated, gave up his position for a while. Because fascism is not somewhere out there. It is in the heart. And while the Victory Day is not celebrated in every single heart, fascism will constantly remind itself. And not just remind, especially if we are all indifferent, silent witnesses.

Auschwitz (the German name for the Oswiecim camp), as was said during events commemorating the victims of the Holocaust not so long ago, did not fall from the sky. And now it can be said with full responsibility that the seeds of the new Auschwitz have long been sown and sprung up wildly. Not only in our country but all over the world.

But those who sow and cultivate them should not forget that Auschwitz is not only an opportunity to satisfy the &ldquopatriotic&rdquo dreams of the exclusivity of their people and their nation. Auschwitz is also a shot at oneself. And the evidence of this is a short, almost unknown story of a simple soldier who, obeying the order and ideological propaganda, killed a little girl.

Margarete Himmler

Margarete Boden was born the daughter of landowner Hans Boden and his wife Elfriede Popp. Margarete had three sisters and a brother. In 1909, she attended the Höhere Töchterschule (Higher Girls School) in Bromberg. Margarete trained and worked as a nurse during the First World War followed by a stint at a German Red.. . Intressant bok om nazistelitens kvinnor. 21 jan 2021 21 jan 2021 Litteratur. Elisabeth Brännström. HISTORIA. Den som gärna önskar se på nazistelitens kvinnor som enbart offer för sina män har inte mycket att hämta i Wyllies bok, men för övrigt kan man lära sig en hel del om de individer, både män och kvinnor, som.

Margarete Himmler — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI

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  • Margarete Marga Boden was born, 09-09-1893 in Goncerzewo near Bromberg. the daughter of landowner Hans Boden and his wife Elfriede, whose maiden name was Popp. Margarete had four brothers and a sister. In 1909, she attended the Höhere Töchterschule (Higher Girls School) in Bromberg, a city in northern Poland. Margarete trained and worked as a nurse during the First World War followed.
  • Primary Sources Margarete Himmler. Margarete (Marga) Siegroth, the daughter of Hans Siegroth, a landowner, was born at Goncerzewo in West Prussia, on 9th September, 1893.During the First World War she worked as a nurse in a military hospital. She married briefly but she later divorced her husband
  • Margarete Himmler, Kurzform Marga Himmler, geborene Boden, geschiedene Siegroth war die Ehefrau des Reichsführers SS Heinrich Himmler. Wikipedia DE Wikipedia EN. view all Margarete Himmler's Timeline. 1893 September 9, 1893. Birth of Margarete. Goncarzewy?, Sicienko / Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland

Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Burwitz (née Himmler, 8 August 1929 - 24 May 2018) was the daughter of Heinrich Himmler and Margarete Himmler.Her father, as Reichsführer-SS, was a leading member of the Nazi Party, and chief architect of the Final Solution. After the Allied victory, she was arrested and made to testify at the Nuremberg trials Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Himmler was born on Aug. 8, 1929, the only biological child of her parents, who also adopted a son. Her father had two children with a mistress Margarete Himmler also known as Marga Himmler was the wife of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler.This video is targeted to blind users.Attribution:Article text..

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Media in category Margarete Himmler The following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total. Bundesarchiv Bild 101III-Alber-090-14A, Marga Himmler mit Tochter.jpg 517 × 800 66 K Hitta perfekta Margarete Himmler bilder och redaktionellt nyhetsbildmaterial hos Getty Images. Välj mellan premium Margarete Himmler av högsta kvalitet View the profiles of people named Margarete Himmler. Join Facebook to connect with Margarete Himmler and others you may know. Facebook gives people the.. Margarete Himmler, Kurzform Marga Himmler, geb. Boden, geschiedene Siegroth, [1] war die Ehefrau des Reichsführers SS Heinrich Himmler Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Himmler was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Munich. Except for a brief interview in 1959, she is not known to have spoken in public about her father or her later life. She did, however, often wear a silver brooch given to her by her father, depicting the heads of four horses arranged in the shape of a swastika

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Himmler met his future wife, Margarete Boden in 1927. They met during one of his lecture tours and remained thereafter in written contact. In one surviving letter, Margarete refers to Himmler as the Landsknecht with the hard heart but she was nevertheless impressed by his romantic style of writing and his sincere love for her.The blonde, blue-eyed nurse Margarete corresponded perfectly to. Marga Himmler diary 1937-1945 1 Submit comments on this diary to David Irving. Give page number, etc. Frau Marga Himmler DIARIES 1937-1945 1937 On Sunday, November 14, 1937 at noon we arrived in Rome, after traveling for 25 hours by train, in a salon carriage. Here we were expected by the chief of the Italian police Margarete Barbara Lang Himmler 1825 1889 Margarete Barbara Lang Himmler in Germany Deaths and Burials, 1582-1958 Margarete Barbara Lang Himmler was born on month day 1825, at birth place , to Anna Marie Lang Margarete Himmler and Gmund am Tegernsee · See more » Gudrun Burwitz. Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Burwitz (born Himmler, 8 August 1929 - 24 May 2018) was the daughter of Margarete Himmler and Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS, leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), and chief architect of the Final Solution. New!!

Heinrich and Margarete Himmler had a daughter, Gudrun, in 1929. From late 1938, Himmler had an affair with his long-term secretary Hedwig Potthast, with whom he had two children Himmler's wife, Magarete Himmler , and their daughter, Gudrun Himmler, and adopted son, Gerhard von Ahe , lived in a large villa at Gmund on the Tegensee, a lake south-east of Munich enclosed by mountains. Himmler remained close to his daughter, who he phoned every few days and wrote to her at least once a week

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  1. Hon föddes som Gudrun Himmler den 8 augusti 1929 och var dotter till Margarete Siegroth och Heinrich Himmler. När Gudrun var elva år, 1940, separerade hennes föräldrar och hon fick bo med sin mor i München. Heinrich Himmler, placerad i Berlin, ringde och skrev brev till henne så ofta han kunde
  2. g, but was economically unsuccessful. Just over a year after his marriage, his daughter Gudrun was born. Unable to bear him any more children, Margarete adopted a boy, but Himmler showed him little interest, preferring to lavish his daughter with expensive gifts
  3. Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Burwitz (née Himmler, 8 August 1929 - 24 May 2018) was the daughter of Heinrich Himmler and Margarete Himmler.Her father, as Reichsführer-SS, was a leading member of the Nazi Party, and chief architect of the Final Solution. After the Allied victory, she was arrested and made to testify at the Nuremberg trials..

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  2. Margarete Himmler saknar sin man som alltid är iväg för att fixa den slutgiltiga lösningen. Saknar sin notoriskt otrogne make gör även Magda Goebbels , fast att hon egentligen är kär i.
  3. Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Burwitz (née Himmler, 8 August 1929 - 24 May 2018) was the daughter of MargareteHimmler and Heinrich Himmler.. After the Allied victory, she and her mother were arrested by the Americans and held in various camps in Italy, France and Germany
  4. Margarete adopterade senare en son, i vilken Himmler inte visade något intresse. Heinrich och Margerete separerade 1940, utan att söka skilsmässa. Vid den här tiden inledde Himmler ett förhållande med sin sekreterare, Hedwig Potthast, som lämnade sitt jobb 1941 och blev hans älskarinna
  5. Margarete Himmler. Description. A portrait of Margarete Himmler sitting on the grass during a family picnic. Just speculating, but maybe this was why her husband was the way he was?? Recent comments . larry41 (Sat 18 Sep 2010 09:09:54 PM EDT) Damn, she could chase a cat off a gut wagon
  6. Source Today, we tear down the old. Here is your Führer's gift to youa new beginning! Jahr Null!Heinrich Himmler Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler was the former Reichsführer-SS and the de facto Fuhrer of the Greater Nazi Reich. He is also the Chief of German Police in the Reich Ministry of the Interior. Himmler assumed power over the Greater Nazi Reich in 1962, following the.
  7. Margarete Himmler (née Boden), dikenal juga dengan nama Marga Himmler (lahir di Jerman, 9 September 1893 - meninggal di Jerman, 25 Agustus 1967 pada umur 73 tahun), adalah istri dari Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler. Pada masa mudanya, ia adalah seorang perawat, yang bertugas di Palang Merah pada Perang Dunia I (in

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  • Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Burwitz (née Himmler, 8 August 1929 - 24 May 2018) was a German Nazi supporter and the daughter of Margarete Himmler and Heinrich Himmler.She was born in Munich
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  • In 1928, Himmler married Margarete Boden, a fellow German-American from Austin. She moved in with Himmler on his farm when the Ku Klux Klan attacked again, this time attempting to kill Margarete before Himmler shot and killed one of the attackers. After this incident, Himmler rallied the Adelsverein in Comal County

Himmler met Margarete Boden for the first time in Bad Reichenhall (1926). They married July 3, 1928. He returned to poultry farming to support his new family, but failed. The increasing success of the NAZIs brought him back to the movement. The Himmlers had one child--a daughter Gudrun (Burwitz) (1929- ). We do not know how much his wife knew about his work and to what degree he confided in her Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Burwitz wuchs in Bayern auf. Von ihren Eltern (Heini und Marga) wurde sie Püppi genannt. Da Gudrun mit ihrer Mutter in Gmund am Tegernsee wohnte, während sich Heinrich Himmler überwiegend in Berlin aufhielt, bestand der Kontakt zu ihrem Vater nur aus gelegentlichen Besuchen, Briefen und zahlreichen Telefonaten Find the perfect Margarete Himmler stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. Select from premium Margarete Himmler of the highest quality Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Burwitz (née Himmler, 8 August 1929 - 24 May 2018) was the daughter of Heinrich Himmler and Margarete Himmler.Her father, as Reichsführer-SS, was a leading member of the Nazi Party, and chief architect of the Final Solution The Gudrun Club We use your data in order to manage your benefits in the club and to send news and offers about our products and. Margarete Himmler was previously married to Heinrich Himmler (1928). About Margarete Himmler is a member of the following lists: 1893 births , 1967 deaths and People from the Province of Posen

Himmler was among a group of German soldiers captured after the Nazi surrender - disguised in a sergeant's uniform with a patch over one eye. But his ruse was blown by the soldiers who told their. 5 Margarete Himmler. Photo credit: Bundesarchiv, Bild 146-1974-080-36/CC-BY-SA 3.0. Margarete was a nurse who was divorced from her first husband when she met Heinrich Himmler. She was also seven years older than him. But these weren't the main objections Himmler's family had when he told them he wanted to marry her

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Gudrun Burwitz, född Himmler, född 8 augusti 1929 i München, död 24 maj 2018 [1] i München, var dotter till förre Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler och dennes hustru Margarete Siegroth, född Boden. [2] Heinrich Himmler inledde 1940 ett förhållande med sin privatsekreterare Hedwig Potthast (1912-1994) och separerade då från sin hustru. [3] Gudrun bodde därefter i München med sin. The combination of force by the BCR and Kido's discovery of his backbone lead to a major turning point for the show. A recap of 'No Masters But Ourselves,' episode 7 of the fourth and final. All Death, Burial, Cemetery & Obituaries results for Margarete Himmler. Edit Search New Search Filters (1) Results 1-20 of 1,221. Records Categories. To get better results, add more information such as Birth Info, Death Info and Location—even a guess will help. Edit your search or learn more Margarete Himmler: | | ||| | Margarete Siegroth in 1918 | | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the. The fake documents, vital to Himmler's capture on May 22, 1945, were found in the possessions of a judge and have been donated to the Military Intelligence Museum in Shefford, Bedfordshire

, 1927-1945: Himmler privat : Briefe eines Massenmörders: Margarete Himmler jako żona, matka i zwolenniczka narodowego socjalizmu: The private Heinrich Himmler : letters of a mass murdere Margarete Himmler, 19371945 pdf 7, 92 MB. Heinrich Himmler Speech about Homosexuality to the SS Group Leaders on 18. Translated especially for Neues Europa by G.F.H. hen we took.KATRIN HIMMLERS son is a bright, curious six-year-old. heinrich himmler pd

Primary Sources Gudrun Himmler. Gudrun Himmler, the daughter of Heinrich Himmler and Margarete Himmler, was born on 8th August, 1929.She was named after a character in a novel written by Himmler's favourite writer, Werner Jansen.Her father was head of the Schutzstaffel (SS) and a close friend of Adolf Hitler, the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) Himmler con su esposa Margarete y su hija Gudrun. Himmler conoció a su futura esposa, Margarete Boden, en 1927. Era enfermera, y propietaria parcial de una clínica privada. Contrajeron matrimonio en julio de 1928, y su única hija, Gudrun, nació el 8 de agosto de 1929. [215 Heinrich Himmler, Martin Bormann, and Joseph Goebbels were the top Nazi officials. Each of them was involved in scandalous love affairs that embarrassed Adolf Hitler Margarete Himmler was born on month day 1893, at birth place, to Hans Paul Boden. Hans was born on December 12 1863, in Pyrzyce, Pyrzyce County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland. Margarete had 4 siblings. Margarete married first name Himmler This is Margarete Himmler by Julie on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them

All results for Margarete Himmler. Edit Search New Search Jump to Filters. Results 1-20 of 6,498. Records Categories. To get better results, add more information such as Birth Info, Death Info and Location—even a guess will help. Edit your search or learn more. Berlin, Germany, Marriages, 1874-1936. Marriage & Divorce Margarete Himmler (left) with daughter Gudrun in Allied internment during the Nuremberg Trials in Nuremberg, 24 November 1945. Here are some of the notable people that she helped under Still Hilfe, the SS (Schutzstaffel) organization that aides and provided assistance to its fugitive and arrested members

Gudrun Himmler, the daughter of Heinrich Himmler and Margarete Himmler, was born on 8th August, 1929. Although separated from his wife, Himmler remained close to his daughter. Her father had one of the most powerful roles during the Holocaust, but Gudrun refused to see it Heinrich Himmler met Margarete Boden, seven years his senior, in 1927. They started dating and got married the next year. Margarete Boden gave birth to their only child, a daughter named Gudrun. The couple was also foster parents to Gerhard von Ahe, the son of an SS officer

Margarete later adopted a son, in whom Himmler showed no interest. Heinrich and Margarete Himmler separated in 1940 without seeking divorce. At that time, Himmler became friendly with a secretary, Hedwig Potthast, who left her job in 1941 and became his mistress Himmler gifte sig med Margarete Boden 1927. Makarna delade intresse för homeopati och odling av läkeväxter. Fru Himmler anslöt sig till den nationalsocialistiska världsåskådningen. Men Himmler arbetade hårt. Han var ofta på resande fot och det var många resor med järnväg, flyg och bil kors och tvärs i Tyskland

Margarete Himmler (née Boden), also known as Marga Himmler (9 September 1893 - 25 August 1967), was the wife of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler Marga Himmler geb. Boden writes more letters to Heinrich Himmler, 1928-1929 Marga Himmler geb. Boden writes more letters to Heinrich Himmler, 1931-1932 1945-1946? A Nuremberg lawyer questions Himmler's wife Die Welt publishes Jan 26-31, 2014 700 letters to Marga stolen by Chaim Rosenthal The private diary of Himmler's wife Marga 1937-1945: pd

Margarete Himmler, with her daughter, escaped to the Austrian-Italian border region at the war's end and was later arrested and held in internment camps. She was released and lived a quiet life. Margarete Himmler Surname: Himmler Birth date: Saturday, September 9, 1893 Death date: Friday, August 25, 1967. Margarete Himmler is the most famous person named Margarete. Their Zodiac sign is ♍ Virgo. They died when they were 73 years old. They are considered the most important person in history born with the first name of Margarete

- Margarete Himmler, wife of Heinrich Himmler, SS Chief. - Gerda Bormann, the ideal German wife of Martin Bormann. The couple had 10 children. - Unity Mitford, in the Inner Circle of Nazi Leadership .tv/love-history/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=description&utm_content=katrin-himmler--family-memb.. [Above: Heinrich and Margarete at breakfast, Schweinfurt, Germany, Spring 1934] [Above: Margarete and Gudrun] [Above: Heinrich and Margarete. Their love endured death.] [Above: Heinrich Himmler during a lighter moment] [Above: Margarete and Gudrun after their arrest at Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy] [Above: Margarete and Gudrun in an Allied. Margarete Barbara Himmler. Margarete Barbara Himmler from tree Meyer Family Tree (Private) Record information. Birth: date date 1921 Bayern, Germany: No publicly available family members Himmler and Margarete also had a foster son named Gerhard von Ahe. In later years, after his marriage faltered, Himmler had two children with his mistress, Hedwig Potthast.

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Himmler, Margarete, 1893-1967 Margarete Himmler Label from public data source Wikidata Sources. found: Himmler privat, 2014: page 11 (Marga Siegroth, geb. Boden born 1893 in Goncerzewo (Goncarzewy) bei Bromberg (Bydgoszcz)) page 14 (NSDAP member) page 349 (Marga Himmler, died 1967 1926 träffade Himmler sin blivande hustru, den sju år äldre, frånskilda Margarete Siegroth (född Boden). De gifte sig den 3 juli 1928 och fick sitt enda barn, dottern Gudrun, den 8 augusti 1929 Margarete Himmler: Den Himmler mat senge Luxmaschinnen an der Aldringen-Strooss, beim fréieren Hotel Brasseur. Den Himmler mat däitschen Offizéier am Summer 1940 am Haff vum Hotel Brasseur an der Stad Lëtzebuerg. Den Heinrich Himmler, gebuer de 7. Oktober 1900 zu München a gestuerwen den 23 Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Himmler was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Munich. Except for a brief interview in 1959, she is not known to have spoken in public about her father or her later life

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Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Burwitz (née Himmler, 8 August 1929 - 24 May 2018) was a German Nazi supporter and the daughter of Margarete Himmler and Heinrich Himmler.She was born in Munich.. Burwitz was arrested and made to testify at the Nuremberg trials.She fought to defend her father's reputation and became closely involved in Neo-Nazi groups that give support to ex-members of. Himmler met his future wife, Margarete Boden, in 1927. They met during one of his lecture tours and remained thereafter in written contact. In one surviving letter, Margarete refers to Himmler as the Landsknecht with the hard heart but she was nevertheless impressed by his romantic style of writing and his sincere love for her Margarete Himmler, geboren als Margarete Boden (9 september 1893 - 25 augustus 1967) was de vrouw van Heinrich Himmler. Biografie. Margarete werd in 1893 geboren te Bydgoszcz, dat toen deel uitmaakte van het Duitse Rijk. Ze werkte als verpleegkundige tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlo

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All Birth, Marriage & Death, including Parish results for Margarete Himmler. Edit Search New Search Filters (1) Results 1-20 of 2,557. Records Categories. To get better results, add more information such as Birth Info, Death Info and Location—even a guess will help. Edit your search or learn more Margarete Siegroth Vjera rimokatolik: Potpis. Heinrich Luitpold Himmler (München, 7. listopada 1900. - Lüneburg, 23. svibnja 1945.) je bio zapovjednik SS-a i Gestapa, te jedan od najmoćnijih ljudi nacističke Njemačke. Himmler je postao jedan od glavnih organizatora Holokausta Gudrun Burwitz (1929-2018), née Himmler, was the only child of Heinrich Himmler with his wife Margarete, who after the birth of her daughter could not conceive anymore. Subsequently the family adopted an orphaned boy, Gerhard von der Ahé (1928-2010) Himmler, Heinrich: Correspondence. Selections. Himmler privat : Briefe eines Massenmörders / herausgegeben und kommentiert von Katrin Himmler und Michael Wildt. Himmler, Heinrich, 1900-1945. (författare) Himmler, Katrin, 1967- (editor.) Wildt, Michael, 1954- (editor.) ISBN 978-3-492-05632- All results for Margarete Himmler. Edit Search New Search Jump to Filters. Results 1-20 of 6,415. Records Categories. To get better results, add more information such as Birth Info, Death Info and Location—even a guess will help. Edit your search or learn more. Berlin, Germany, Marriages, 1874-1936. Marriage & Divorce

Gudrun Burwitz: Heinrich Himmler's daughter who supported Nazi war criminals for decades

Gudrun Burwitz was the true believing daughter of Heinrich Himmler, the architect of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany’s highest ranking official after Adolf Hitler.

Her death in Munich, aged 88, was first reported by the German newspaper Bild last week. It confirmed that Burwitz had worked for two years in West Germany’s foreign intelligence agency. The agency’s chief historian, Bodo Hechelhammer, said that Burwitz worked as a secretary under an assumed name in the early 1960s. The agency does not comment on current or past employees until they have died.


​Burwitz, who was sometimes called a “Nazi princess” by supporters and detractors alike, remained unrepentant and loyal to her father to the end. Although she had visited a concentration camp, she was a Holocaust denier and, in later years, helped provide money and comfort to former Nazis convicted or suspected of war crimes.

When she was born in 1929, her father was consolidating power as leader of the SS. Himmler also commanded the Gestapo, and established the system of prison and concentration camps in which more than six million people, mostly Jews, would perish.

The only person who outranked Himmler in the Nazi hierarchy was Hitler himself.

Gudrun, who was Himmler’s oldest child and only legitimate daughter, was exceptionally devoted to her father. Himmler and his wife later adopted a son, and had two other children with his mistress.

Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, the bespectacled, undistinguished-looking Himmler enjoyed having Gudrun at his side, as a blonde, blue-eyed symbol of Aryan youth. In a diary later seized by Allied authorities, she noted that she liked to see her reflection in her father’s polished boots. She attended Christmas parties with Hitler, who gave her dolls and chocolates.

When she was 12, Gudrun accompanied her father to a concentration camp, which was the site of Nazi medical experiments and the execution of tens of thousands of people.

Gudrun recalled the visit in her diary: “Today we went to the SS concentration camp at Dachau. We saw everything we could. We saw the gardening work. We saw the pear trees. We saw all the pictures painted by the prisoners. Marvelous.

“And afterward we had a lot to eat. It was very nice.”

As the Third Reich was collapsing in May 1945, 15-year-old Gudrun and her mother fled to northern Italy, where they were arrested by American troops. Himmler was seized by Russian forces on 20 May, and transferred to British custody. Three days later, he killed himself by biting on a cyanide capsule he had concealed.

Gudrun and her mother were held for four years in various detention facilities in Italy, France and Germany. She refused to believe that her father’s death was a suicide and maintained that he had been killed by his British captors.

She was present at some of the war crimes trials of her father’s associates in Nuremberg, Germany.

“She did not weep, but went on hunger strikes,” Norbert and Stephan Lebert wrote in My Father’s Keeper, their 2002 book about the children of Nazi leaders. “She lost weight, fell sick, and stopped developing.”

After their release, mother and daughter settled in the northern German town of Bielefeld, where Gudrun trained as a dressmaker and bookbinder. She found it hard to hold a steady job with her family history.

In 1961, she joined the German intelligence service as a secretary under an assumed name at the agency’s headquarters near Munich. She was dismissed in 1963, when West German authorities were reviewing the presence of former Nazis in the government.

In the late 1960s she married Wulf-Dieter Burwitz, a writer who became an official in a right-wing political group, and settled in a Munich suburb. They had two children.

Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Himmler was born in Munich. Except for a brief interview in 1959, she is not known to have spoken in public about her father or her later life.

She did, however, often wear a silver brooch given to her by her father, depicting the heads of four horses arranged in the shape of a swastika.

She was also known to be active in a group called Stille Hilfe (Silent Help), which was formed in the 1940s to help Nazi fugitives flee Germany, particularly to South America, and to support their families.

Among followers of the group, Burwitz was “a dazzling Nazi princess, a deity among these believers in the old times”, according to German author Oliver Schrom, who wrote a book about Stille Hilfe.

Burwitz attended underground reunions of Nazi SS officers, often held in Austria, possibly as recently as 2014.

“She was surrounded all the time by dozens of high-ranking former SS men,” Roepke said, after attending one such gathering. “They were hanging on her every word. It was all rather menacing.”


​Burwitz also provided support, through Stille Hilfe, to convicted Nazi war criminals, including Klaus Barbie, the SS officer dubbed the Butcher of Lyon, and Anton “Beautiful Tony” Malloth, who was convicted of killing prisoners at the Theresienstadt concentration camp.

Malloth was sentenced to death in absentia by a court in the Czech Republic, but Burwitz reportedly helped arrange for him to stay at a retirement facility outside Munich on land once owned by Nazi official Rudolf Hess.

“I never talk about my work,” she said in 2015 when British journalist Allan Hall confronted her at her home. “I just do what I can when I can.”

“Go away,” her husband said to the journalist. “You are not welcome.”

Gudrun Burtwitz, Heinrich Himmler’s daughter, supporter of Nazis and neo-Nazis, born 8 August 1929, died 24 May 2018


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Nata a Monaco nel 1929, [2] Gudrun Himmler era l'unica figlia di Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS, capo delle forze di polizia e di sicurezza e ministro degli interni del Reich nella Germania nazista e di sua moglie Margarete Siegroth, nata Boden, [3] sebbene i coniugi adottarono in seguito un bambino, Gerhard (nato Von der Ahe', arruolatosi adolescente sul finire del conflitto, venne catturato dai russi e rilasciato nel 1955. Fu il più giovane prigioniero di guerra tedesco dell'Unione Sovietica. È morto a Lubecca nel 2011, all'età di 82 anni). Himmler ebbe anche due figli illegittimi, Helge e Nanette-Dorothea, dalla sua segretaria, Hedwig Potthast, morta nel 1994 a Baden-Baden [4] . Heinrich Himmler adorava sua figlia e la faceva volare regolarmente nei suoi uffici a Berlino da Monaco, dove viveva con sua madre. [5] Quando era a casa, le telefonava quasi tutti i giorni e le scriveva ogni settimana. Ha continuato a chiamarla con il soprannome della sua infanzia "Püppi" per tutta la vita [6] e ha accompagnato suo padre in alcuni incarichi ufficiali. [2]

Ha contestato il fatto che Heinrich Himmler, morto in mano britannica il 23 maggio 1945, si sia tolto la vita rompendo una capsula di cianuro nascosta, sostenendo invece che sia stato assassinato. [5] Alla fine della seconda guerra mondiale, lei e sua madre furono arrestate dagli americani e detenute in vari campi in Italia, Francia e Germania. Portate a Norimberga per testimoniare ai processi e furono rilasciate nel novembre 1946. [7] Gudrun in seguito ricordò quella situazione come la più difficile della sua vita, sostenendo che lei e la madre furono trattate come se avessero dovuto espiare i peccati di suo padre. [5]

Non ha mai rinunciato all'ideologia nazista e ha ripetutamente cercato di giustificare le azioni di suo padre, relativamente al contesto del suo tempo. Chi l'ha conosciuta dice che Gudrun ha sempre dato del padre "un'immagine d'oro". Himmler invece aveva avuto, come sopra citato, una lunga relazione extraconiugale, [8] oltre alle enormi responsabilità per i crimini nazisti della seconda guerra mondiale.

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Sposò il giornalista e autore Wulf Dieter Burwitz, che in seguito divenne un ufficiale di partito nella sezione bavarese del NPD di estrema destra [3] e ebbe due figli. È stata per decenni una figura di spicco nel Stille Hilfe ("Aiuto Silenzioso"), un'organizzazione formata per aiutare gli ex membri delle SS, che ha assistito Klaus Barbie ("il macellaio di Lione") della Gestapo di Lione e Martin Sommer, altrimenti noto come "Boia di Buchenwald", e secondo quanto riferito ha continuato a sostenere una casa per anziani protestante a Pullach, vicino a Monaco. [9]

Dal 1961 al 1963 ha lavorato, sotto falso nome, come segretaria per l'agenzia di intelligence della Germania occidentale, il Federal Intelligence Service (BND), nella sua sede di Pullach. All'epoca l'agenzia era guidata da Reinhard Gehlen, un ex generale della Wermacht, reclutato dagli americani, che assunse, tra gli altri, molti ex nazisti a lavorare per il BND sulla base dei loro legami ed esperienze con l'Europa dell'Est e attività anticomuniste. Si ritirò nel 1968, un anno dopo l'età normale di pensionamento per i dipendenti pubblici nella Germania occidentale. [2] [10]

Ai tanti raduni annuale del Silent Aid a cui partecipò a Ulrichsberg in Austria, fu stella di prima grandezza. Oliver Schröm, autore di un libro sull'organizzazione, la descrisse come una "sgargiante principessa nazista" ("schillernde Nazi-Prinzessin"). [11]

Peter Finkelgrun, giornalista investigativo ebreo-tedesco, ha scoperto che Burwitz ha fornito sostegno finanziario al fuggitivo Anton Malloth, ex guardia carceraria nazista e criminale di guerra. Nel 2001, Malloth fu condannato per aver picchiato a morte almeno 100 prigionieri nel campo di concentramento di Theresienstandt, incluso il padre di Finkelgrun nel 1943. [8]

Gudrun Burwitz è morta il 24 maggio 2018 nella sua casa vicino a Monaco all'età di 88 anni. [2] [12]

Gudrun Himmler (Gudrun Burwitz) - History

Daughter of Heinrich Himler has manuscript that 'demolishes the lies' about him

Post by NLH » 3 years 7 months ago (Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:54 pm)

In the article linked below from 2015, it states of the daughter of Heinrich Himmler, Gudrun Burwitz, that:

Is anyone in touch with her/know anything about this. Maybe Castle Hill Publishers could publish it?

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Re: Daughter of Heinrich Himler has manuscript that 'demolishes the lies' about him

Post by Hannover » 3 years 7 months ago (Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:31 am)

For starters, Himmler was murdered, there was no "suicide" . just as there was no '6M Jews & gas chamber'.

Himmler calmly, confidently turned himself in after the war, yet the liars say he killed himself with a cyanide capsule. As usual, the propaganda makes no sense.

Scholar Joseph Bellinger did critical, groundbreaking research on Himmler, for much more see:
'Who Killed Himmler'

Himmler after being murdered, broken nose, abrasions.

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Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Br. James » 01 Jul 2018, 18:13

"Will be interesting to see what comes to the surface now that she’s dead - mementoes, writings, etc. although she had no children so god only knows where her belongings will turn up." J. Duncan, above

Most bios of Gudrun Himmler Burwitz state that she and her husband had two children. is there some lingering doubt about this?

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by J. Duncan » 01 Jul 2018, 18:57

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Helge » 20 Mar 2020, 04:54

Portrait of a volunteer of the SS troops Gerhard Kurt von der Ahé adopted son of Heinrich Himmler.
(I am not sure who he is)

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by lartiste » 02 Apr 2020, 20:25

Gerhard von der Ahe (Himmler's adopted son)

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Helge » 19 Oct 2020, 08:13

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Helge » 19 Oct 2020, 08:15

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Hans1906 » 19 Oct 2020, 16:15

Gudrun Burwitz, born Gudrun Himmler, passed away in the year 2018.

The reason for all the photos from her childhood years is not understandable to me, what is the reason for all this?

Is this a topic for "collectors", what exactly is the reason for posting all these photos?

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Annelie » 19 Oct 2020, 16:19

People are interested and its part of the research on families
and people of the time.

Himmler and his family are certainly of interest and her life since
the war is also of some interest to many.

We (forum) have been researching all types of people and posting
photos as long as we give source.

Helge posts interesting info.

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Hans1906 » 19 Oct 2020, 16:32

I try to understand, but where will it end, in detailed close-ups of the poisened children of the Goebbels family?

And someone will find all this, would this be also okay here in the forum, for sure not.

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Annelie » 19 Oct 2020, 16:50

Hans Gudrun died two years ago.

I am sure these children photos will in no way upset this women.

As to the grandchildren and great grandchildren. I don't think there is
much interest other than years ago everyone was interested in Hitlers
family in North America but they were wise to change their names and
live an normal life I am told.

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Br. James » 19 Oct 2020, 17:02

"Is this a topic for "collectors", what exactly is the reason for posting all these photos?"

This question from Hans1906 is indeed interesting. From my viewpoint, this and similar forums are places for those who are not only collectors of artifacts from the Third Reich and NSDAP era, but also for those of us who are historians -- either professionally or as amateurs -- and those who are simply interested in that most unusual and greatly influential period of world history. So, from that position, I think the personalities of those individuals who were actively involved in creating and sustaining that era are certainly of historical interest -- at least to me -- as are their families as they continued living into our own time period.

Hope this is helpful to you. Prosit,

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Hans1906 » 19 Oct 2020, 17:45

Sorry, my view is much different.

Gudrun Himmler/Burwitz was never a person of public interest, the daughter of Himmler, thats it.

Her own later political "activities" do not belong in a forum like the AHF, as a person and her later life, I am not interested
in this person.

Annelie, this lady is not "Gudrun" to me, sorry, but this is probably the difference between you and me, to me the
lady is "Gudrun Burwitz", nothing more, nothing less.

Makes absolutely no sense, to struggle all this any longer, she is dead and gone.

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Annelie » 19 Oct 2020, 21:30

The topic and posts regarding families of personalities of the Dritte Reich are of
interest to some people.

The History Forum also must think this is correct for all these years there have always
been such and hopefully continue.

Makes no matter what I think or for that matter you or others. not my call.

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Br. James » 19 Oct 2020, 22:20

Thank you, Annelie I completely agree. Indeed, there are a number of forum topics and threads that I don't find of interest and don't read, but to say that any of the forums or topics that are of no interest to me "do not belong in a forum like the AHF" is far beyond my authority to decide! That there are those here who do find those topics of interest is fine with me!

Re: Gudrun Himmler

Post by Hans1906 » 21 Oct 2020, 17:53

Being the grandson, the granddaughter, of a former war criminal, just image this.

And imagine, to see dozens and dozens of photos from your own family heritage enrolled to the worldwide public.
For no reason, just for the so called "curiosity" of the longing audience.

I am not talking about the daughter of Himmler at all, just a few photos of her would have been enough.
No, not enough, the audience wants to see more and more, the thirst for sensation is not fulfilled, yet.

Sorry, not my interest, whoever needs all this, not my problem.

Vergebung und Mitgefühl haben nichts
mit Schwäche oder Sentimentalität zu tun
Sie erfordern Ehrlichkeit und Mut
Nur durch sie lässt sich der ersehnte
Frieden herbeiführen

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