Heinrich Himmler Quotes From A Leading SS War Criminal
Among the top Nazis who supported Hitler and his racist ideology, few of them were more radical than Heinrich Himmler. Himmler rose to become the leader of the SS, known as the “Order of the Death’s Head” for the skull-shaped pins worn in their caps and elsewhere in their regalia. The SS was a secretive and elite group of Nazi commandos and agents who were part of many of the most horrendous war crimes and atrocities throughout Europe.
Himmler was also personally involved in the establishment of the Nazi death camps. In fact, it is believed that Himmler himself may have made many of the reports and commands that later led to the development of the death camp network. It was he who was concerned about the morale of the “average German soldier” made to murder helpless Jewish prisoners.
A firm believer in the racist ideology of the Nazi Party, Himmler also funded expeditions that were intended to uncover evidence that the “Aryan race” had been behind all of the great societies of Europe, including such nations as Greece and Rome. As SS leader, he infused his men with the belief that Germany would prevail for reasons of “scientific” racial superiority.
His quotes include:
“All of us, who are members of the Germanic peoples, can be happy and thankful that once in thousands of years fate has given us, from among the Germanic peoples, such a genius, a leader, our Fuhrer Adolf Hitler, and you should be happy to be allowed to work with us.”
“It will undoubtedly happen, that the enemy will make the attempt, today, tomorrow or the next day, at some time, to break into this fortress of Europe at one point or another. That will undoubtedly be the case.”
“Now it is just this world we like the best, the Germanic world, the world of Nordic life.”
“Perhaps we shall also have to hold in check other coloured peoples who will soon be in their certain prime, and thus preserve the world, which is the world of our blood, of our children and of our grandchildren.”
“The best political weapon is the weapon of terror. Cruelty commands respect. Men may hate us. But, we don't ask for their love; only for their fear.”
“We have only one task, to stand firm and carry on the racial struggle without mercy.”
“We know that these clashes with Asia and Jewry are necessary for evolution.”