Himmler diaries reveal chilling details of Nazi wartime life

Wartime diaries of Heinrich Himmler (pictured), unearthed in Russia in 2013, reveal him as a micromanager marked by deep contradictionsWartime diaries kept by top Nazi henchman Heinrich Himmler, serialised this week in Germany’s daily Bild, offer chilling insights into the life of one of the principal architects of the Holocaust. The journals, unearthed in Russia in 2013 and currently being studied at the German Historical Institute in Moscow, reveal a confidant of Adolf Hitler as a micromanager marked by deep contradictions. The journals for 1941 and 1942 were already discovered in 1991 in Russia, which holds 2.5 million documents from the Wehrmacht, the Nazi-era German military.

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