Discurso para oficiais da SS em Kharkov
Frases de Heinrich Himmler
Data de nascimento: 7. Outubro 1900
Data de falecimento: 23. Maio 1945
Heinrich Luitpold Himmler foi um Reichsführer das Schutzstaffel , e um dos principais líderes do Partido Nazi da Alemanha Nazi. Posteriormente, Adolf Hitler nomeou-o Comandante do Exército de Reserva e General Plenipotenciário para toda a administração do Reich . Himmler foi um dos homens mais poderosos da Alemanha Nazi e um dos principais responsáveis directos pelo Holocausto.
Durante a Primeira Guerra Mundial, Himmler serviu num batalhão de reserva, impedindo-o, assim, de participar mais activamente neste conflito mundial. Estudou agronomia na escola, e juntou-se ao Partido Nazi em 1923 e, dois anos mais tarde, às SS. Em 1929, foi nomeado Reichsführer-SS por Hitler. Nos 16 anos seguintes, desenvolveu as SS de um simples batalhão de 290 homens, para um grupo poderoso, com a sua própria secção militar, e, de acordo com ordens de Hitler, implementou, e controlou, os campos de concentração nazi. Ficou conhecido por ter boa capacidade de organização, e por seleccionar subordinados altamente competentes, como Reinhard Heydrich, em 1931. A partir de 1943, assumiu os cargos de Chefe da Polícia Alemã e Ministro do Interior, supervisionando toda a política interna e externa, e as forças de segurança, incluindo a Gestapo .
Em nome de Hitler, Himmler criou o Einsatzgruppen e construiu os campos de extermínio. Como facilitador e supervisor dos campos de concentração, Himmler dirigiu a morte de mais de seis milhões de judeus, entre 200 000 e 500 000 ciganos, e outras vítimas; o número total de civis mortos pelo regime é estimado entre 11 e 14 milhões. Muitos deles eram cidadãos polacos e soviéticos.
Perto do final da guerra, Hitler designou Himmler para o comando do Grupo de Exércitos Reno e do Grupo de Exércitos Vístula; contudo, não atingiu os seus objectivos e Hitler substituiu-o nestes cargos. Pouco antes do final da guerra, verificando que estava perdida, tentou encetar conversações de paz com os Aliados sem o conhecimento de Hitler. Ao saber disto, Hitler destituiu-o de todas as suas funções em Abril de 1945, e ordenou a sua prisão. Himmler tentou esconder-se, mas foi detido e depois preso pelas forças britânicas, assim que a sua identidade foi descoberta. Enquanto se encontrava detido pelo britânicos, suicidou-se no dia 23 de Maio de 1945. Wikipedia
Citações Heinrich Himmler
„Não importa onde estamos lutando; não importa contra quem estamos lutando. Mataremos quem tivermos que matar no interesse de nosso país, e tirar a vida de um homem não significará mais que tirar a vida de um boi… Só com esta filosofia poderemos trilhar com confiança o caminho da vitória.“
Em uma palestra para a Divisão de Negócios Exteriores da SS
Discurso aos oficiais da Escola de Política de Braunschweig
Discurso para os Voluntarios Iugoslavos em Zagreb
„Os anseios dos nazismo e do front-vermelho são os mesmos. O judeu quis adulterar a revolução para o marxismo, e este não trouxe a satisfação, razão pela qual não está em questão hoje. Portanto, até hoje há um desejo pelo socialismo.“
Longerich, Peter. "Heinrich Himmler: Uma Biografia". p. 101
Himmler formulated this as the watchword of the Schultzstaffel, an organization that eventually became an enormous organization ranging from the staff of the concentration camps to the Gestapo and SD, to the Waffen-SS, Hitler's personal soldiers. Above all else, Himmler and the rest of the Nazi leadership stressed the importance of loyalty to the Reich and the Fuehrer. As translated in The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), by Hannah Arendt Ch. 10
„Anyone who thinks of homosexual *love* is our enemy. We reject anything which emasculates our people and makes it a plaything for our enemies, for we know that life is fight, and it is madness to think that men will ever embrace fraternally.“
14 May 1928
„One basic principle must be the absolute rule for the S. S. men. We must be honest, decent, loyal, and comradely to members of our own blood and nobody else. What happens to a Russian and a Czech does not interest me in the least. What the nations can offer in the way of good blood of our type we will take, if necessary by kidnapping their children and raising them here with us. Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only in so far as we need them as slaves for our culture: otherwise it is of no interest to me. Whether ten thousand Russian females fall down from exhaustion while digging an anti-tank ditch interests me only in so far as the anti-tank ditch for Germany is finished. We shall never be tough and heartless where it is not necessary, that is clear. We, Germans, who are the only people in the world who have a decent attitude towards animals, will also assume a decent attitude towards these human animals. But it is a crime against our blood to worry about them and give them ideals, thus causing our sons and grandsons to have a more difficult time with them. When somebody comes up to me and says: 'I cannot dig the anti-tank ditch with women and children, it is inhuman, for it would kill them,' then I have to say: 'You are the murderer of your own blood, because if the anti-tank ditch is not dug German soldiers will die, and they are the sons of German mothers. They are our own blood….“
Our concern, our duty, is our people and our blood. We can be indifferent to everything else. I wish the S.S. to adopt this attitude towards the problem of all foreign, non-Germanic peoples, especially Russians....
The Posen speech to SS officers (6 October 1943)
„I don't want to hear anymore of your difficulties. For an SS officer there are no difficulties; his duty is always to remove difficulties himself as soon as they arise. How you do it is for you to figure out, not me.“
Addressing Rudolph Höss, perhaps in July 1942, during a visit to Birkenau POW camp (Kriegsgefangenenlager), where the inmates' and guards' deficient living conditions were pointed out, from Höss's autobiography http://holocaustcontroversies.blogspot.com/2006/04/correction-corner-2-himmlers-visit-to.html written in a Polish prison, Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz, pp. 286ff. (1996)
This quotation has not been confirmed to come from Himmler, its attribution to him on the Internet coming from some point before 2000, as in the Site of the Sentient quotelist http://web.archive.org/web/20000823073240/http://www.siteofthesentient.com/alltags.html
„… to put an end to the epidemics, we were forced to burn the bodies of an incalculable number of people who were destroyed by the disease. So we were forced to build crematoria, and on this account they are loosing a bond for us. "He also stated that he punished the culprit if the atrocities occurred in the camps." On the Einsatzgruppen: "The war on the Eastern front made the demands more difficult for our soldiers. A terrible climate, never-ending distances, an enemy population and constantly apparent partisans. Just because it was difficult, the troops prevailed. So they were forced to destroy entire villages if there was resistance and gunfire from such a village. Russians are not ordinary enemies, we can not understand their mentality. In the most desperate situations, they would refuse to capitulate. If, because of these difficulties in the East, the Jewish people suffered large casualties, it must be remembered that the German people also suffered severely."“
April 20, 1945 in a meeting with Norbert Masur, a representative of the World Jewish Congress.
To Ernst Kaltenbrunner. Quoted in "Hitler and the Final Solution" - Page 137 - by Gerald Fleming - History - 1987
„I know there are some people in Germany who become sick when they see these black uniforms, we understand the reason for this, and do not expect we shall be loved by all that number of people; those who come to fear us in any way or at any time must have a bad conscience towards the Fuhrer and the nation. For these persons we have established an organisation called the Security Service.“
From his treatise The Security Squadron as an Anti-Bolshevik Battle Organisation, 1936
March 23 1941. Quoted in "Murderous Science" - Page 48 - by Benno Müller-Hill - History - 1998
„Anti-Semitism is exactly the same as delousing. Getting rid of lice is not a question of ideology, it is a matter of cleanliness. In just this same way anti-Semitism for us has not been a question of ideology but a matter of cleanliness.“
Quoted in "Conscience and Memory: Meditations in a Museum of the Holocaust" - Page 29 - by Harold Kaplan - History - 1994
„Some information and observations of recent date have led me to draw up plans that I would like to bring to your attention. This concerns Jehovah’s Witnesses.. . . How are we going to govern and pacify Russia when. . . we will have conquered vast areas of its territory?. . . All forms of religion and the pacifist sects must be supported . . . , among all the others the beliefs of Jehovah’s Witnesses. It is well-known that the latter have characteristics incredibly positive for us: Apart from the fact that they refuse military service and anything to do with war . . . , they are incredibly reliable, do not drink, do not smoke; they are relentless workers and of rare honesty. For them the spoken word stands. These are ideal characteristics . . . , enviable qualities.“
In one of his letters to Gestapo chief Ernst Kaltenbrunner, July 21, 1944 cited in Awake! magazine, 1993, 4/22, article: What Hope for an End to War?
Part 2 of 'The Face Of The Third Reich' by Joachim Fest (1999)
Variante: …the curse of the great to have to walk over corpses.
„We shall take care that never again in Germany, the heart of Europe, will the Jewish-Bolshevistic revolution of subhumans be able to be kindled either from within or through emissaries from without.“
The SS as an Anti-bolshevist Fighting Organization (1936)
„In the course of history periods of capitalism and socialism alternate with one another; capitalism is the unnatural, socialism the natural economic system…The National Socialists and the Red Front have the same aspirations. The Jews falsified the Revolution in the form of Marxism and that failed to bring fulfilment.“
Speech in Potsdam (13 October 1926), quoted in Peter Longerich, Heinrich Himmler (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 92-93.