The decent one

The decent one

DVD - 2015 | German
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This biographical documentary, based on a cache of previously undiscovered photos from Himmler's own personal collection, private letters, diary entries and documents (read by actors) that were found in the Himmler family house in 1945, as well as archival footage from key German archives, exposes the inner mind, ideals, plans and secrets of SS commander and architect of the Final Solution, Heinrich Himmler.

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Mar 27, 2018

If you have any questions about why a documentary about Heinrich Himmler would be named "The Decent One" consider these two quotes: Secret memorandum Treatment of Peoples of Alien Races in the East (25 May 1940) - To SS comrades: Most of you must know what it means when 100 corpses are lying side by side, or 500 or 1000. To have stuck it out and at the same time - apart from exceptions caused by human weakness - to have remained decent fellows, that is what has made us hard. Posen speech to SS officers (4 October 1943) - One basic principle must be the absolute rule for the S.S. men. We must be honest, decent, loyal, and comradely to members of our own blood and nobody else. What happens to a Russian and a Czech does not interest me in the least. What the nations can offer in the way of good blood of our type we will take, if necessary by kidnapping their children and raising them here with us. Whether nations live in prosperity or starve to death interests me only in so far as we need them as slaves for our culture: otherwise it is of no interest to me. Whether ten thousand Russian females fall down from exhaustion while digging an anti-tank ditch interests me only in so far as the anti-tank ditch for Germany is finished. We shall never be tough and heartless where it is not necessary, that is clear. We, Germans, who are the only people in the world who have a decent attitude towards animals, will also assume a decent attitude towards these human animals. But it is a crime against our blood to worry about them and give them ideals, thus causing our sons and grandsons to have a more difficult time with them. When somebody comes up to me and says: 'I cannot dig the anti-tank ditch with women and children, it is inhuman, for it would kill them,' then I have to say: 'You are the murderer of your own blood, because if the anti-tank ditch is not dug German soldiers will die, and they are the sons of German mothers. They are our own blood....' Our concern, our duty, is our people and our blood. We can be indifferent to everything else. I wish the S.S. to adopt this attitude towards the problem of all foreign, non-Germanic peoples, especially Russians....

C20T11 Mar 21, 2016

Another Nazi Nut.!

real_thing Nov 09, 2015

diaries of Nazi Himmler. Evil at its worse

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