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Heinrich Himmler


Heinrich Himmler

Telephone Call by Heinrich Himmler, in the Führer's Bunker, with Reinhard Heydrich, ordering him not to liquidate a trainload of Jews from Berlin, November 30, 1941[ But they had already been machine-gunned to death that morning outside Riga]

Transcript: Verhaftung Dr Jekelius Angebl. | Angebl. Sohn Molotow. | Judentransport aus Berlin. | Keine Liquidierung.

Translation: "Arrest [=noun] Dr Jekelius. Alleg[ed] Son of Molotov. Jew Transport from Berlin. No Liquidation."

Comments: Molotov had no son; Dr. Jakelius was a Viennese neurologist involved in the Euthanasia program; and the consignment of 1,000 Jews from Berlin had that morning arrived at Riga and had already been liquidated by the local SS commander by the time that Himmler scribbled down Hitler's injunction. See David Irving, Goebbels. Mastermind of the Third Reich (London, 1996), pages 377-9.


SOURCE: David Irving, Hitler's War (New York & London, 1977).
COURTESY: Bundesarchiv Koblenz, file NS19 neu/1438


A document first found, transcribed, and published by David Irving in Hitler's War (The Viking Press, New York; and Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1977).