Snyder 1Kyle SnyderDr Robert SackettHistory 337 Hitler and German National Socialism27 July 2006Himmler: The Father of the HolocaustThe Holoc
aust, a term not given to the “Final Solution”, the mass executions directed
towards the Jewish culture, could be linked to a variety of individuals in the Nazi regime.Reinhard Heydrich, Joseph Goebbels, and Hermann Göring are names heard quite often in Ian
in reference to the “Final Solution.” Each of thes
e men played a keyrole in the execution of over six million European Jewish citizens. Although these three menplayed important roles, no one played a bigger role that Heinrich Himmler, the Officer in Chargeof all Nazi concentration camps.
les in being the Reichsführer-SS, the head of theGestapo, the head of the Waffen-SS, and the minister of the interior gave him the power and thefollowing needed to commit the horrendous acts carried out through the Holocaust. His totalcontrol over all parties directly involved in the Holocaust is how Heinrich Himmler became themain person responsible for over six million deaths.Heinrich Himmler was born on October 7, 1900 in Munich, Germany (Wistrich).Throughout his youth Himmler intended to become a farmer and earned his degree in agronomy.Near the end of World War One Himmler joined the army as an officer cadet in the 11
BavarianRegiment where he stayed until the end of the war (Sackett, 22 June 06). After the war hebecame involved in one of the many right wing soldiers organizations, the Freikorps, which werecommon at the time. In 1923, Himmler applied for membership with the Nazi party which wasaccepting members of the Freikorps as possible members of the Sturmabteilung (storm troopers,