Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Himmler was the Reichsfuhrer of the SS and is considered to be the most murderous Nazi in history alongside Hitler. On Hitler's behalf he founded the SS and the Gestapo and is responsible for around 11 million deaths because of the Holocaust. Later on unwanted by his colleagues he fled Germany in exile but was caught and commited suicide in 1945 at the age of 44. The character Heinrich is named after him.

In culture

Heinrich Himmler is a minor character in the war story The Flag on High. He is first seen at recruiting the protagonist Julius Wunnenberg into the SS. He also sends him to Auschwitz as part of the Holocaust but after being informed of Julius' betrayal sends the SS on his former colleague. The epilogue then tells of his death at the end of World War II.