Heinrich Himmler 's Right Hand Man And One Of The Holocaust

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Heinrich Himmler, Hitler’s right hand man and one of the Holocaust’s most powerful people, was one of the men responsible for the systematic oppression of Jews, centralized concentration camps, and the organization of The Final Solution. Early and Personal Life Heinrich Himmler was born on October 7, 1900 in Munich, Germany. Born to a Roman Catholic family, his parents were his father, Joseph Gebhard Himmler, a school teacher, and his mother, Anna Maria Himmler. He had two brothers, Gebhard Ludwig Himmler and Ernst Hermann Himmler. In 1913, Himmler’s family moved to Landshut, Germany, where Heinrich attended secondary school (USHMM). Though he was a very intelligent child, Heinrich had a very patriotic side. He aspired to serve in as an officer in World War I, and in 1918, dropped out of high school to pursue his dreams. He served as an officer cadet in the Eleventh Bavarian Regiment, but the war ended before his training could be completed (Jewish Virtual Library). Afterwards, Heinrich went back to school to graduate in 1919. He later studied agriculture at Munich Technical University, where he earned his diploma in 1922. While he attended college, he became a part of a nationalist fraternity, where he was exposed to nationalist articles and literature (called völkisch), which was deeply rooted in racism (USHMM). These works focused primarily on keeping the German race pure and creating more living space for Germany, this is where his hate for Jews
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