The Tegernsee, Heinrich Himmler, and the Night of the Long Knives

The Tegernsee proves once again that, whatever else one might think of the Nazi leadership, they had taste in real estate. A picturesque lake south of Munich, framed by mountains and towns that bring to mind the middle ages, the Tegernsee seems like the sort of lake from whose waters a lady’s hand, proffering a… Continue reading The Tegernsee, Heinrich Himmler, and the Night of the Long Knives

Reinhard Heydrich: The Young Evil God of Death

Like all the most ambitious people, Reinhard Heydrich was a collector of titles: SS Obergruppenfuehrer, Head of the SD, Head of the Prussian Gestapo, Head of Gestapo for the Reich, Head of the Sicherheitspolizei, Head of the Reich’s Main Security Office, and Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. He also collected several unofficial sobriquets: the Hangman,… Continue reading Reinhard Heydrich: The Young Evil God of Death