Heinrich Himmler was a Nazi leader and one of the most sought-after war criminals in World War II. As a leading man in Hitler's Nazi Party, Himmler is believed to be the man for whom the entire Holocaust even existed. Although Hitler had the ideas, this man was the architect behind the entire event. He was one of the people attributed with being the most directly responsible for the Holocaust and the 11 million deaths that resulted, as well as the start of World War II. He attempted to go into hiding but was arrested by British forces, at which point he committed suicide to avoid punishment and certain death.
Here are some famous quotes by Heinrich Himmler during his time as a Nazi leader, to give you a better glimpse of the man and his mind:
"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."
"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 Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, and you should be happy to be allowed to work with us."
"One thing is certain: wherever the enemy lands, if once we can get to grips with him on the Continent, where we are not dependent on supplies from overseas, that ought to be, and will be, all right with us."
"Perhaps we shall also have to hold in check other colored 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 decision, therefore, lies here in the East; here must the Russian enemy, this people numbering two hundred million Russians, be destroyed on the battle field and person by person, and made to bleed to death."
"We have only one task, to stand firm and carry on the racial struggle without mercy."
"We shall have to pass through many a valley, many a narrow defile. Many will grow tired on the way. Of course they will mostly be those who have no reason to do so."
"Anti-Semitism is exactly the same as delousing. Getting rid of lice is not a question of ideology, it is a matter of cleanliness. In just this same way anti-Semitism for us has not been a question of ideology but a matter of cleanliness."