Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler was the commander of the Schutzstaffel (SS) and the Gestapo in Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler. He was one of the Führer's closest and most trusted allies. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass)

Biography Edit

Himmler had been a failed chicken farmer prior to joining the Nazis. In 1923, he participated in the unsuccessful Beer Hall Putsch. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)

On 29 and 30 June 1934, Himmler read the death lists of the Sturmabteilung members Hitler had ordered executed during the Night of the Long Knives. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus) The Fifth Doctor met Himmler and Reinhard Heydrich while pursuing the Master through Berlin at this time. The Doctor actually considered both men pleasant company but sometimes thought back to the occasion wishing he had asked for a gun and shot them both to prevent the crimes they would commit. (PROSE: The King of Terror)

In 1939, the Seventh Doctor met Himmler at a party rally in Nuremberg. Himmler was initially suspicious of the Doctor until he convinced him that he was a secret occult master. Himmler then told the Doctor about the Black Coven at Drachensberg. In the early days of World War II, Himmler arrived at Drachensberg after the Doctor and Hermann Goering (Himmler's rival) conducted a raid against the Black Coven. When Hitler arrived, the Doctor told him Himmler and Goering had thwarted a plot against him. Please, Hitler took them back to Berlin before the Doctor blew up the castle. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Exodus)

In 1940, Himmler sent a representative, SS Brigadier General Kraus, to the Le Mur Engineering compound in Nazi-occupied Jersey to receive a report on the Cybermen found there. Said discovery also caused a power struggle in Berlin where Himmler, Goering, Rudolf Hess and others all sought a position under the Führer that would place them in charge of the discovery. (PROSE: Illegal Alien)

He considered himself a modern King Arthur, searching with his SS knights for the Holy Grail. In 1944, Himmler acquired the Scrying Glass from Colonel Otto Klein and began attempting to learn its secrets.

By September 1944, Himmler had accepted that Germany was losing the war and ordered the death camps to be closed down. His order was ignored.

On 20 April 1945 as the Allies surrounded Berlin, Himmler recognised the insanity of Hitler's insistence that the German forces fight on and left the Fuhrerbunker in an unauthorised attempt to negotiate peace. He sought to avoid Allied captivity, but tried to make his escape disguised as a sergeant-major of the Gestapo. He was arrested by the Allied and recognised immediately. Hitler found out about this on 28 April and branded Himmler a traitor. He executed Hermann Fegelein, one of Himmler's closest aides, for attempting to leave the bunker.

After the war, Himmler was one of twenty-three senior Nazis to be put on trial at Nuremberg between 1945 and 1946, but he committed suicide before his trial could take place. (PROSE: The Shadow in the Glass)

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