Would this businessman not be Dahlerus ?Andrew Arthy wrote: ↑03 Apr 2021 02:38Hi,
The source is easily accessible online, and is searchable: https://history.state.gov/search?q=%22u ... y=date-asc
The Himmler extract is from 26 December 1943, and reads as follows:
"The British Minister has informed me that according to the Swedish Government an unnamed pro-Nazi Swedish businessman has recently had talks in Berlin with a member of the German Foreign Office and Himmler. The Swedish Government has advised the British Government that Himmler indicated in these conversations that he was ready to send one army officer and one party official to meet the British to obtain definition of the term unconditional surrender.
The British Minister has been instructed to inform Molotov of the above and to ask Soviet approval of the British Government’s intended reply to the Swedish Government that unconditional surrender requires no definition.
The British Minister has put this in writing to Molotov but has so far not received a reply." [https://history.state.gov/historicaldoc ... 43v01/d517]
There is another Himmler surrender reference here: https://history.state.gov/historicaldoc ... 44v01/d259
Air War Publications - www.airwarpublications.com/earticles
Thus, we have an unknown Swedish businessman,claiming he met Himmler and claiming that Himmler ( with or without the knowledge and approval of Hitler ) tried to have separate negotiations with Britain .