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Researcher: Nazis experimented with mosquitoes as weapons

TUEBINGEN, Germany, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Nazi scientists worked on ways to use malaria-carrying mosquitoes as a weapon during World War II, a German researcher says.

Love letters from Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler published

BERLIN, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A German newspaper Sunday published the first installment of a cache of World War II-era love letters written by Nazi Germany's notorious Heinrich Himmler.

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Hitler protected Jewish ex-commander

Hitler protected Jewish ex-commander

DUSSELDORF, Germany, July 7 (UPI) -- Nazi German leader Adolf Hitler, who presided over the killing of millions of Jews, took steps to assure the safety of one -- his former commanding officer.
Ancient Mayan apocalypse skull dropped

Ancient Mayan apocalypse skull dropped

GLAUCHAU, Germany, May 10 (UPI) -- An ancient Mayan skull prophesized to protect humanity from the coming apocalypse was accidentally dropped on the ground in a lab in Germany, scientists say.

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Himmler's crystal skull found in Germany

Himmler's crystal skull found in Germany

BERLIN, March 10 (UPI) -- A Swiss journalist said a crystal skull believed to have belonged to Nazi SS chief Heinrich Himmler was found hidden in a German home.

Author: Nazis planned Brazil colony

BERLIN, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A German author says scientists working for the Nazi regime visited the Brazilian Amazon to scout locations for a possible outpost prior to World War II.

Saatchi buys Himmler portrait for gallery

LONDON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Noted art collector Charles Saatchi is taking a gamble with the newest addition to his London gallery, a portrait of notorious Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler.

Hitler film crops up in New York

NEW YORK, June 26 (UPI) -- A reel of film showing Adolf Hitler enjoying a music festival with his Nazi friends before World War II has turned up in New York.

Outrage follows strict Calif. smoking ban

BELMONT, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A proposed strict ordinance seriously limiting the places one can smoke cigarettes in Belmont has caused outrage among many throughout the California city.

Taking a broom to chimney sweeps

BERLIN, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Thousands of Germans want to sweep away a Nazi-era law that authorizes chimney sweeps do regular chimney checkups by force if necessary.

Movie software reads Hitler's lips

LONDON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- New software has made it possible to read the lips of Adolf Hitler in silent home movies of the German dictator filmed on the eve of World War II.
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Heinrich Luitpold Himmler (pronounced   ( listen) 7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945) was Reichsführer of the SS, a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party. As Chief of the German Police and later the Minister of the Interior, Himmler oversaw all internal and external police and security forces, including the Gestapo (Secret State Police). Serving as Reichsführer and later as Commander of the Replacement (Home) Army and General Plenipotentiary for the entire Reich's administration (Generalbevollmächtigter für die Verwaltung), Himmler rose to become the second most powerful man in Nazi Germany.

As overseer of the concentration camps, extermination camps, and Einsatzgruppen (literally: task forces, often used as killing squads), Himmler coordinated the killing of some six million Jews, between 200,000 and 500,000 Roma, many prisoners of war, and possibly another three to four million Poles, communists, or other groups whom the Nazis deemed unworthy to live or simply "in the way", including homosexuals, people with physical and mental disabilities, Jehovah's Witnesses and members of the Confessing Church. Shortly before the end of the war, he offered to surrender both Germany and himself to the Western Allies if he were spared prosecution. After being arrested by British forces, he committed suicide before he could be questioned.

Heinrich Himmler was born in Munich to a Roman Catholic Bavarian middle-class family. His father was Joseph Gebhard Himmler, a secondary-school teacher and principal of the prestigious Wittelsbacher Gymnasium. His mother was Anna Maria Himmler (maiden name Heyder), a devout Roman Catholic. He had an older brother, Gebhard Ludwig Himmler, who was born on 29 July 1898, and a younger brother, Ernst Hermann Himmler, born on 23 December 1905.

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