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Re: The True Himmler

Post by Max Williams » 28 Oct 2021 14:02

VanillaNuns wrote:
16 Oct 2021 19:41
I thought the anecdote about Lina Heydrich and the exploding matches was fantastic.

I can just imagine the scene with HH getting flustered and making a mental note to avoid her as much as possible!
This is a well documented incident described in nearly every book on Heydrich going back many years.

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Re: The True Himmler

Post by trespasser07 » 28 Oct 2021 14:44

VanillaNuns wrote:
16 Oct 2021 19:41
I thought the anecdote about Lina Heydrich and the exploding matches was fantastic.

I can just imagine the scene with HH getting flustered and making a mental note to avoid her as much as possible!
What happened?
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Re: The True Himmler

Post by Max Williams » 31 Oct 2021 16:00

From the early history of the SD. Extract from "Reinhard Heydrich - Road to War" by Max Williams, 2001:
"...the daily routine of running the [SD] office continued. In the hall were two great coke burning stoves, providing heating for the house. It was the duty of the SD's factotum, i.e. Frau Heydrich, to light these stoves every morning. She stored the matches above one of the stoves. Every day, these matches had disappeared, resulting in Lina having to buy extra. The twenty-one year old housewife finally lost her patience and bought a box of joke exploding matches from the market in Munich, replacing the genuine ones on the shelf above the stove.
That same morning, Heydrich received a call from Himmler saying that ...[an important]... visit would take place that very day and, in fact, Röhm and Hess were already on their way. A quick tidying up ensued and Lina was ushered out to buy cigars for the exalted guests. It wasn't long before their car arrived and they were beginning their inspection. SD assistants were introduced to the men, followed by an explanation of the workings of the office. Lina patiently waited downstairs and provided the cigars and some port at the conclusion of the inspection tour. Secretary Josef Strohmeier took out his matches to offer a light for Röhm's cigar, when suddenly there was an almighty "bang"! Röhm turned white and Himmler looked for cover. These were turbulent times indeed. Lina quickly put their minds at rest with an explanation and all found the event amusing. The match thief had been uncovered..."
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Re: The True Himmler

Post by trespasser07 » 31 Oct 2021 20:35

Thanks Max. Have you read the Irving “True Himmer” book and if so what is your opinion on it?

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Re: The True Himmler

Post by Max Williams » 01 Nov 2021 10:23

Yes, I have read it.
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Re: The True Himmler

Post by Corax » 03 Nov 2021 19:12

I read it out of curiosity. I'm sorry to say I find it tedious. It has killed my interest in Himmler for a long time to come. The worst part is the extensive reliance on and preoccupation with Marga Himmler's diary as a way to shed light on Himmler's character. Using her diary is fair but not especially interesting. Most of the information in the book is recognizable from other sources/authors but not all of it. AH is a major topic in the book, at times I'm left with the impression the author wrote the book on Himmler to discuss AH and his part in the Holocaust vis a vis Himmler's part in the Holocaust.

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Re: The True Himmler

Post by Al_Smythe » 04 Dec 2021 16:27

J. Duncan wrote:
02 Apr 2021 21:07
David Irving did post the text on his website (minus photo section but some pictures are in text) so anyone can view:

http://www.fpp.co.uk/books/Himmler/TRUE-HIMMLER-pt1.pdf
Anyone have any idea when part 2 is coming out?

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Re: The True Himmler

Post by J. Duncan » 04 Dec 2021 16:49

At this rate, it may not happen. Irving is 83 and can go to bed tonight and not wake up. Might be a posthumous undertaking by a trusted friend, colleague, or outfit like Barnes Review. If not, then it will end up going into the trash bin (which I suspect would make a lot of people happy).
I hope he gets it done, but thus far have received 0 notification by email of its pending release.

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Re: The True Himmler

Post by Mark Costa » 08 Dec 2021 01:44

Received a form Xmas letter from Irving to those that bought the first book, stating the second volume is near completion and will be out soon.

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Re: The True Himmler

Post by ostland » 08 Dec 2021 22:01

Didn’t get that letter yet, but looking forward to part 2!
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Re: The True Himmler

Post by J. Duncan » 08 Dec 2021 23:19

I got the letter. It was a well written piece, detailing what he’s been up to in the year, struggles with finding lodgings, getting settled with help from his daughters. He was upbeat otherwise , says his health is ok and ready to keep on keeping on….I wish him well and hope he can hang on through 2022.

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