Hitler's Henchmen: Heinrich Himmler, The Executioner (2001)
SBS Australia / Channel 5
A portrait of Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS and the Gestapo. Hitler's Henchmen: their names belong in a rogue's gallery of the most brutal, venal and soulless killers of any century. They were the lackeys of Adolf Hitler, his inner circle of co-conspirators who shaped the Nazi dictatorship, enforced its power and carried out the Holocaust. Hitler's Henchmen Series 1 tells the story of the six very different men who formed the inner circle of the Nazi regime Goebbels, Goring, Himmler, Hess, Speer and Donitz. The program not only examines the actions of these infamous men, but probes their psychological makeup, determining how they earned Hitler's trust, became blindly loyal to the cause, committed deadly atrocities and remained unrepentant to the end. Made in association with Germany's leading TV producer, Hitler's Henchmen features never-before seen footage from both government and private sources, rare photographs, documents and eyewitness testimony that proves conclusively that these men were not just following orders, but willing accomplices in Hitler's crimes.
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