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Title As It Happened: The SS: The Madness Of Himmler - Ep 2 Of 6 / Director: Deick, Christian
Published Australia : SBS 2, 2011
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Summary The SS represented more than any other Nazi organisation the wild and deadly delusions of those who believed themselves part of the master race. It took only a few years for Hitler's Schutzstaffel to be transformed from an insignificant personal bodyguard to an all-powerful empire of evil. Part two of this six-part series looks at Heinrich Himmler, the most powerful man in the Third Reich after Hitler. The SS expanded rapidly under Himmler's efficient leadership and soon cast a black shadow over Germany. Himmler chose the castle of Wewelburg in Westphalia as the centre of the SS cult, and invented a glorious historical past and a pseudo-religion. Eyewitness accounts include SS doctor Ernst Guenther Schreck, former concentration camp inmate Max Hollweg, former German army officer Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven, Himmler's personal staff member Gabriele Winckler and Florentine Rost van Tonningen who was a friend of Himmler's and the wife of an SS officer. (From Germany, in Germany, English subtitles) (Part 2)
Event Broadcast 2011-04-26 at 20:30:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Children and war.
Concentration camp inmates.
Mass murder.
Soldiers -- Conduct of life.
Germany -- Berlin.
Germany -- Westphalia.
Form Streaming video
Author Bormann, Martin, contributor
Brunstein, Esther, contributor
Deick, Christian, director
Frank, Niklas, contributor
Goldmann, Gereon, contributor
Gunther Schenck, Ernst, contributor
Himmler, Heinrich, contributor
Hollweg, Max, contributor
Junge, Gertraud, contributor
Katz, Zvi, contributor
Kersten, Andreas, contributor
Krotz, Robert, contributor
Muller, Heinz, contributor
Riedweg, Franz, contributor
Riegner, Gerhart, contributor
Ritchie, David, cast
Rosenblum, Joshua, contributor
Schafer, Ingeburg, contributor
Scherer, Friedrich, director
Skrzypek, Jerzy, contributor
Twardecki, Alojzy, contributor
van Tonningen, Florentine Rost, contributor
von der Heyde, Annette, director
von Loringhoven, Bernd Freytag, contributor
Winckler, Gabriele, contributor
Wolff, Karl von, contributor