SS commander Heinrich Himmler’s love letters addressed to his wife were revealed by Germany’s Die Welt newspaper for the first time Sunday.
The collection let out by Die Welt included the infamous commander’s private letters, photographs and even notes dated between 1927 to 1945.
Heinrich Himmler, the person behind Holocaust’s design which went on to claim the lives of about six million Jews, met his wife, Marga, who ran a nursing home in Berlin, way back in 1927.
The letter stash reveals how the early days of the commander’s relationship was with his wife and records the collapse of that marriage from 1938 on when SS Commander Heinrich Himmler had an affair with his personal secretary.
The said documents belonged to an Israeli family and is currently stored in Tel Aviv. The collection was taken by a US soldier from a safe in Heinrich Himmler’s home after the commander committed suicide by downing a cyanide pill while under the custody of the Allied Forces. However, how the stash ended up in the possession of its Israeli owners and in Tel Aviv is still unknown.
According to Die Welt, the said collection had been verified independently and were found to be authentic.
“We are sure about these documents. There is no reason to doubt the authenticity of the documents in Tel Aviv,” declares Michael Hollmann, German Federal Archive president, in an interview with The Telegraph.
As the German newspaper puts in: the trove of letters “do not change the overall picture of the Nazi reign of terror, but they certainly add countless previously unknown details and help [give] a better idea of what type of person the SS leader was, his everyday life and his surroundings.”