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Heinrich Himmler named head of police....

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June 18, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 18, 1936 

* Heinrich Himmler becomes Chief of German Police (1st report)
* Jewish Holocaust becomes imminent

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Himmler Named Head of All Reich Police, Compromise Settling Fight for Control" (see) Photo of Himmler on page 12.
Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and one of the persons most directly responsible for the Holocaust. As overseer of the concentration camps & extermination camps, Himmler coordinated the killing of some six million Jews. Many prisoners of war, and possibly another three to four million Poles, communists, or other groups whom the Nazis deemed unworthy to live. (credit Wikipedia) Historic report on the rise of the Nazi Party here. Nice to have on the front page of this famous NYC title.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning, minor margin wear, generally in nice condition..

Category: The 20th Century

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