Diaries of Holocaust Architect Heinrich Himmler Discovered in Russia
At the end of World War II, the Red Army grabbed documents and souvenirs from German military installations around Berlin. Much of that material was placed in military archives behind the Iron Curtain and was inaccessible to researchers from the West. But in recent years, the Russians have opened some of their archives and digitized many of their documents. Recently, one set of documents of particular importance came to light: 1,000 pages of diary entries from Heinrich Himmler, considered Hitler’s number two and the architect of the Holocaust.