Lost letters, photographs and diaries by Heinrich Himmler have been discovered in Israel, shedding new light on one of the men most directly responsible for the Holocaust.
The stash of documents from the Nazi era is currently held in a bank vault in Tel Aviv, but has been authenticated by the German federal archive, considered the world’s leading authority on material from the period. Read more
Himmler in his first SS dark brown shirt uniform 1927 parteitag.
Himmler with Hitler 1927 parteitag. Himmler wears the first SS dark brown shirt,dark brown breeches, dark cloth puttees over bavarian ankle boots, black ski cap with silver skull badge - Hitler wears a similar uniform
His dark brown shirt showing the rank stripes on his armband
His traditional brown shirt uniform with black tie and breeches 1929
His first jacket-and-tie uniform. The all black uniform, seen here wearing early cap and cross-strap, walking with Goring
Another view of the black uniform showing his blood order ribbon on right pocket, single shoulder board and SS armband
Color photo of him wearing the black uniform, for this dress occasion he is wearing both his SS stahlhelm and SS dress sword and SS armband
Here wearing the summer white jacket prescribed to be worn only during the summer months. On his right sleeve, he wears the honour chevron for the old guard. This was awarded to any in SS, SA etc. who had joined the nazi party prior to Jan 30 1933. His Reichsfuhrer-SS rank is reflected in his single shoulder board and collar tabs.
Color photo shows his basic wartime uniform. Field grey jacket and darker grey breeches. He now has two, shoulder boards and on his sleeve, replacing his pre-war armband, he now wears the SS eagle. Divisional cuff title on his left sleeve. He no longer wears the pre-war cross-strap