Chilling new extracts from Henreich Himmler’s diary reveal how he justified killing Jews
- Fresh extracts from Himmler’s diary detail instructions for the Holocaust
- At first glance, the banal entries read like those of any other desk diary
- But this diary belonged to none other than Gestapo chief Heinrich Himmler
- As head of the dreaded SS, it was Himmler’s role to oversee the Holocaust
- Entries were discovered recently in Russian Military Archive near Moscow
- Describes gassing 400 Jewish girls and then going for a banquet
Horrifying new details have emerged from extracts of mass murderer Heinrich Himmler’s diary detailing his sinister speech justifying the Holocaust to underlings, his bloodthirsty call to ‘defend the Fatherland with streams of blood’ – and even his affair with his secretary.
Noted meticulously on October 4 1943 in the diary of the ‘Reichsführer-SS’ as a ‘Group Leader meeting’, hides the true horror of what Himmler would say in his speech is masked at 5.30pm in Poznan, occupied Poland.
It was the secret key speech of the entire extermination programme in which, among other things, Himmler told his executioners: ‘I am talking about the evacuation of the Jews, the extermination of the Jewish people.
‘It is one of those things that is easily said. ‘The Jewish people is being exterminated,’ every Party member will tell you, ‘perfectly clear, it’s part of our plans, we’re eliminating the Jews, exterminating them, a small matter.’
‘And then along they all come, all the 80 million upright Germans, and each one has his decent Jew. They say: all the others are swine, but here is a first-class Jew. And none of them has seen it, has endured it. Most of you will know what it means when 100 bodies lie together, when 500 are there or when there are 1000.
‘And… to have seen this through and — with the exception of human weakness — to have remained decent, has made us hard and is a page of glory never mentioned and never to be mentioned. Because we know how difficult things would be, if today in every city during the bomb attacks, the burdens of war and the privations, we still had Jews as secret saboteurs, agitators and instigators.
‘Altogether we can say: We have carried out this most difficult task for the love of our people. And we have suffered no defect within us, in our soul, or in our character.’
At 9.30pm that evening he dined with the SS killers and two hours later boarded his private train Steiermark
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