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Among the Nazi leaders, Heinrich Himmler was, as Richard Breitman observes in this ground- breaking study, an easy man to underestimate—short, pudgy, near-sighted, chinless. Yet Himmler holds a peculiarly memorable place in the roster of Nazi war criminals: he was the man most closely associated with the creation and operation of the Final Solution, the programme of formal Among the Nazi leaders, Heinrich Himmler was, as Richard Breitman observes in this ground- breaking study, an easy man to underestimate—short, pudgy, near-sighted, chinless. Yet Himmler holds a peculiarly memorable place in the roster of Nazi war criminals: he was the man most closely associated with the creation and operation of the Final Solution, the programme of formal mass murder responsible for the deaths of six million Jews in death camps. Thus, to understand the Holocaust it is first necessary to understand Himmler, and it is this The Architect of Genocide at last permits us to do. Drawing on thousands of published and unpublished sources—ranging from the Nuremburg War Crimes trial records to papers held in the Central State Archives of the October Revolution of the Ukrainian SSR in Kiev—Breitman shows us the man himself, growing from unlikeable boyhood to be the perfect bureaucrat, seemingly the antithesis of the mad policies he espoused. At the same time, with unchallengeable authority, he presents us with the hitherto mysterious and much—debated facts about the origins of those policies, establishing among other things that before the war, Himmler had plans to murder all German Jews who would not- or could not—leave the country and that as early as 1939, Himmler was considering the use of gas chambers and crematoriums.


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Among the Nazi leaders, Heinrich Himmler was, as Richard Breitman observes in this ground- breaking study, an easy man to underestimate—short, pudgy, near-sighted, chinless. Yet Himmler holds a peculiarly memorable place in the roster of Nazi war criminals: he was the man most closely associated with the creation and operation of the Final Solution, the programme of formal Among the Nazi leaders, Heinrich Himmler was, as Richard Breitman observes in this ground- breaking study, an easy man to underestimate—short, pudgy, near-sighted, chinless. Yet Himmler holds a peculiarly memorable place in the roster of Nazi war criminals: he was the man most closely associated with the creation and operation of the Final Solution, the programme of formal mass murder responsible for the deaths of six million Jews in death camps. Thus, to understand the Holocaust it is first necessary to understand Himmler, and it is this The Architect of Genocide at last permits us to do. Drawing on thousands of published and unpublished sources—ranging from the Nuremburg War Crimes trial records to papers held in the Central State Archives of the October Revolution of the Ukrainian SSR in Kiev—Breitman shows us the man himself, growing from unlikeable boyhood to be the perfect bureaucrat, seemingly the antithesis of the mad policies he espoused. At the same time, with unchallengeable authority, he presents us with the hitherto mysterious and much—debated facts about the origins of those policies, establishing among other things that before the war, Himmler had plans to murder all German Jews who would not- or could not—leave the country and that as early as 1939, Himmler was considering the use of gas chambers and crematoriums.

30 review for The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution

  1. 4 out of 5

    Paul John Blair

    Ever read a book and realized you learned nothing new about the subject? Was really disappointed with this book and it was over really quick it seemed. Put me off trying another book on Himmler. Not a good book in my opinion!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Addison

    I kept reading about the things Himmler believed and having to put the book down and shake my head to make my brain realign.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Gail Hedlund

    A long read. Lots & lots of information. A long read. Lots & lots of information.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Danilo

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    Peter Gonzalez

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    Bernard Nauta

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    Jorge Navarro

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    Dalton Doom

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    Scott Eykelenkamp

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    Supriyo Chaudhuri

    This is a very readable biography of Himmler, written with great style and passion. While it left me feeling sick after reading through the hundreds of pages of description of mindless atrocity - so vile that the short paragraphs on war situation provided relief - I would think the book authentically reflects the character of its subject: A moralizing bureaucrat living inside a sinkhole of perverse ideology! It gave me context: Now I know why what Nazis did has no parallel in history. This would This is a very readable biography of Himmler, written with great style and passion. While it left me feeling sick after reading through the hundreds of pages of description of mindless atrocity - so vile that the short paragraphs on war situation provided relief - I would think the book authentically reflects the character of its subject: A moralizing bureaucrat living inside a sinkhole of perverse ideology! It gave me context: Now I know why what Nazis did has no parallel in history. This would hopefully make me cautious about using the 'Nazi' epithet never too lightly, and conscious of calling out racial hatred in every instance as I could guess what it can lead to.

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    Brad

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    Patty Darranguise

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