Heinrich Himmler

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Military Leader(1900–1945)
Heinrich Himmler was commander of Hitler's Schutzstaffel, and later of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany. After World War II, he committed suicide to escape capture.

Synopsis

Heinrich Himmler was born on October 7, 1900, in Munich, Germany. In 1926, he became Hitler's deputy propaganda chief. In 1929, he was appointed commander of the Schutzstaffel. In 1933, he took command of the Gestapo, and expanded it. He became chief of all German police in 1936, and minister of the interior in 1943. He was expelled from the Nazi party that year. He commited suicide to escape capture on May 23, 1945, in Lunberg, Germany.

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