Himmler April 1943 speech to W-SS troops

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Himmler April 1943 speech to W-SS troops

Postby Rob - wssob2 » 06 May 2008 04:18

Phillip Blood’s Hitler’s Bandit Hunters mentions on p.114 (see also footnote #6)
an April 1943 speech to W-SS troops by RFSS Himmler which includes in part:


“…Anti-Semitism is exactly the same as delousing. Getting rid of lice is not a question of ideology. It is a matter of cleanliness…We shall soon be deloused. We have only 20,000 lice left and then the matter is finished within the whole of Germany…We have only one task: to stand firm and carry out the racial struggle without mercy.


Exactly where did the RFSS say this and to which units?

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Re: Himmler April 1943 speech to W-SS troops

Postby David Thompson » 06 May 2008 06:13

Rob -- You asked:
Exactly where did the RFSS say this and to which units?

The speech was delivered at the University of Kharkov, apparently to a group of SS leaders. It's one of two Himmler speeches contained in Document 1919-PS (Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, vol. 4, pp. 572-578). There is a copy of the speech reproduced at http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide/SS3.htm , but it is miscaptioned as being from Document 1918-PS rather than 1919-PS.

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Re: Himmler April 1943 speech to W-SS troops

Postby Boby » 06 May 2008 11:38

April 24, 1943. Kharkov, Ukraine. Speech to Meeting of SS Commanders in Kharkov (Kommandeurbesprechung der SS-Korps)
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 5322-5323
(Text, no annotations) Nuremberg Document 1919-PS, see IMT Documents Online (Collection may be incomplete)
(Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-214
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-194
(Incomplete Printed Copy) IMT, Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression "Red Series" (Washington, 1946), Volume 4, pp. 572-578


http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaste ... eeches.htm

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Re: Himmler April 1943 speech to W-SS troops

Postby Rob - wssob2 » 06 May 2008 14:20

Great links - thank you!

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Re: Himmler April 1943 speech to W-SS troops

Postby Acolyte » 27 Aug 2010 10:43

It has been posted on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMhLDTasN4Q

Parts of the transcript in German are here:

http://heartsofiron.eu/forum/viewtopic. ... 64&t=19580

Is the speech available online in German?


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