Born 7/10/1900. Died 23/05/1945. Reichsführer-SS, Head of the German Police. For many years, Hitler's most powerful follower.
Heinrich Himmler is considered an NSDAP politician from the very beginning. In 1933, he became Police Chief of Munich and in April 1934 deputy chief of the Gestapo of Prussia. He was the driving force behind the elimination and assassination of SA chief Ernst Röhm.
On June 17, 1936, Himmler was made Reichsführer-SS as well as head of the German police, and from then on was personally subordinate to Hitler. On October 7, 1939, he was also made Reich Commissioner for the Consolidation of German Nationalism, and on August 25, 1943, he was appointed Reich Minister of the Interior.
From 1944, he was Commander of the Reserve Army, and from October 1, 1944, he was also responsible for the internment of all prisoners of war. In April 1945, Himmler was relieved of all offices and expelled from the party after Hitler learned of Himmler’s secret negotiations for an armistice with the Western powers.
Himmler fled under the name Heinrich Hitzinger, but was caught by the British and was arrested in Lüneburg, where he took his own life with the help of cyanide. Together with Hitler, Himmler was mainly responsible for the Holocaust and the murder of millions of people.