Heydrich: Dark Shadow of the SS

Author(s): Max Williams 

ISBN: 9781781556863
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Heydrich was determined to succeed at every challenge he encountered. An ambitious sportsman, a loving family man and a ruthless executive, Heydrich possessed all the qualities necessary to carry out Hitler’s policy in Himmler’s name. This book illustrates the life of the architect of genocide, his background, upbringing and career.
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  • An astonishing piece of research and the author’s life’s work 
  • Written by an expert on the Third Reich and its organisation 
  • Superbly illustrated with 200 unpublished mono photographs 

The Holocaust will remain a stain on the history of mankind in perpetuity, long after the recollection of many of the perpetrators has faded. Some names will remain, however, indelibly printed in the records and memories of future generations.

Adolf Hitler’s political protestations against certain sections of twentieth-century European society developed into national policy once he achieved his grip on power. His vision of a Europe free of these ‘undesirables’ almost became a reality. In Heinrich Himmler, he had a loyal servant, only too willing to sell his soul to the Devil to please his master.

Himmler’s SS organisation was the ideal tool to execute Hitler’s plans, and what better administrator than the intelligent and obedient ex-naval officer who directed the Reich security police? From an early age, Reinhard Heydrich was determined to succeed at every challenge he encountered.

An ambitious sportsman, a loving family man and a ruthless executive, Heydrich possessed all the qualities necessary to carry out Hitler’s policy in Himmler’s name. Heydrich: Dark Shadow of the SS illustrates the life of the architect of genocide, his background, upbringing, family and his career, which developed into engineering one of the greatest crimes in history. 



BOOK ISBN 9781781556863
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 352 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 26 July 2018
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 200 black and white photographs

 

 






Max Williams is a retired police officer with a strong fascination in history. He has spent many years collecting autographs, original images and information about personalities of the Third German Reich which he has built into a private archive. He is the author of a two volume pictorial biography of SS General Reinhard Heydrich and is often acknowledged as an expert on the SS organization and for assisting other authors with historical studies of Hitler’s regime. He is married and lives with his wife and son in the London area.

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