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HIMMLER  SPEECHES

THE SPEECHES OF SS CHIEF HEINRICH HIMMLER

A WORLD FUTURE FUND STUDY IN DOCUMENTARY HISTORY


 


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SEE ALSO:

Himmler's Views on Religion

Himmler and SS Documentary List

Organization and Obligations of the SS - 1937 Speech by Heinrich Himmler

Although he was not know for his abilities as a public speaker, Heinrich Himmler delivered a considerable number of speeches over the course of his tenure as head of the SS.  This list provides a detailed guide to many of the speeches Himmler gave between the years 1925 and 1945.  Where possible we have included information that will allow researchers and students to locate these speeches.  This information includes links to the relevant archives and sources in which a given speech may have been published.  Part of this list was compiled using information provided in Bradley F. Smith and Agnes F Peterson (eds.), Heinrich Himmler: Geheimreden 1933 bis 1945 und andere Ansprachen (Berlin: Ullstein, 1974).

Please note that this list is not comprehensive, meaning some speeches may not be included.  To this date a well annotated compilation of the speeches of Heinrich Himmler does not exist, despite the fact that Himmler was the second most powerful man in Germany after Adolf Hitler.  We hope that providing a guide like this will stimulate research into the speeches of Himmler, and perhaps the eventual publication of a much needed compilation.

Lastly, concerning how to use this list.  The documents listed at NARA - the National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD - reside primarily in the Captured German Records Collection (RG 242).  These records are on microfilm and can be found in the microfilm reading room of the National Archive.

Archives and published collections that are referred to in this document:

Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv [German Radio Archive], Frankfurt/Main & Babelsberg, Germany. Online Guide to the Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv

NSDAP Hauptarchiv Sammlung [Nazi Party Central Archive Collection] Online Guide to the Records of the NSDAP Hauptarchiv at NARA

International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg "Blue Series" IMT Documents Online (Collection may be incomplete)
 

National Archives and Records Administration [NARA], College Park, MD, U.S.A. Online Guide to the National Archives and Records Administration

Institute for Contemporary History Institute für Zeitgeschichte
 


1925-1926; 1931-1932; 1933-1934; 1935; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939; 1940; 1941; 1942; 1943; 1944-1945;
 No Date, No Location


1925-1926

September 9, 1925.  Plattling, Germany.  Address to Local Group of the NSDAP
(Compilation/Summary)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 118, Frames 3500-3501, 4553-4554, 3391-3392.

October 13, 1926.  Berlin, Germany.  Audience Unknown.
(Text, no annotations) NARA: Records of the NSDAP Hauptarchiv, RG 242, T-580, Ro1l 98, Ordner 1


1931-1932

April 13, 1931.  Location unknown.  Speech to Conference of SS Leaders.
NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 87, Folder 425.

June 13-14, 1931.  Berlin, Germany.  Audience unknown - "Zweck und Ziel der SS: Verhaeltnis zwischen SS, SA und politische Gliderungen."
NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 87
, Folder 425.
A large excerpt of this speech is published in Shlomo Aronson, Reinhard Heydrich und die Fruehgeschichte von Gestapo und SD (Stuttgart: Deutsche-Verlags Anstalt, 1971)

October 1932.  Germany. Electoral Radio Address.
(Complete Audio Recording) Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv, Tb Nr. c-1415 (Tonaufzeichnung)


1933-1934

June 11, 1933.  Frankfurt am Main.  SS Leadership Conference.
(Complete Audio Recording)
Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv
, Tb Nr. c-1156 (Tonaufzeichnung) »Petelers Audio-Lehrhilfen« TDR, El-I, Seite 18.

1934?  Location unknown.  Audience unknown.
(Notes) Nuremberg Document 1918-PS
(Rudolf Hess is mentioned here as already being "Party Minister" therefore this speech must have been given after December 1933.  There is no mention of the Röhm Putsch either.  At Nuremberg this document was submitted as dated 1934)

October 11, 1934.  Germany.  Officials and Employees of the Gestapo.
(Text, no annotations)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1536-1544
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1545-1552.


1935

January 19, 1935.  Breslau, Germany.  Leadership Conference of the SS Higher Administrative Section South-East.
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1501-1515.
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1516-1535.

April 3, 1935.  Location unknown.  Audience unknown.  "Der Politische Soldat und das tausendjährige Reich."  Published in Das Schwarze Korps, April 1935.  Available at the library of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

November 8, 1935.  München(?), Germany.  Speech to Conference of SS-Gruppenführer.
(Notes)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frame 1500.

November 12, 1935.  Goslar, Germany.  Speech on Reich Farmer's Day (Reichbauerntag)
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1498-99

(This text is actually dated November 15, 1935.  However, it corresponds with the text of the speech Himmler gave in Goslar.  See the typed and corrected copy submitted at Nuremberg as Nuremberg Document Frames 1918-PS.  See IMT Documents Online (Collection may be incomplete) This speech was also printed in Axel Friedrichs, Deutschlands Weg zur Freiheit, 1935 (Berlin: Junker und Dünnhaupt, 1937).  Library of Congress call number DD 253 .A1 D6 Bd. 3.

 

December 13, 1935.  Location unknown.  Audience unknown.  Speech given at Christmas celebration (Julfeuer)?

(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1495-97

 

1935/1936?  Dresden, Germany?  Speech to Officers of the Police?
(Notes)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89. Frames 1826-1827
 


 

1936

 

March 3, 1936.  Berlin, Germany.  Speech before the Prussian State Council

(Typed, with Himmler's handwritten corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1609-1707

(Printed copy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 237A.

 

April 2, 1936.  Location unknown.  Wedding ceremony of SS-Sturmbannführer Deutsch
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1595-1602.

 

May 19, 1936.  Location unknown.  Burial of Julius Schreck
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1823-1824

 

May 22, 1936.  auf dem Brocken, Germany.  Speech to Hitler Youth Leaders.

(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1557-1594.

(Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A.

 

July 2, 1936.  Quedlinberg, Germany.  Speech commemorating the 1000th year anniversary of the birth of King Heinrich I.

(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1804-1821.

(Himmler's personal speaking manuscript) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1795-1803.

(Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A.

Reprinted in Rede des Reichsführers-SS im Dom Quedlinburg (Berlin: Nordland Verlag, 1936).

Reprinted in full in Das Schwarze Korps, July 1936.  Available at the library of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Library of Congress, call number DD 138.H5.

 

November 8, 1936.  Dachau, Germany.  Speech at SS-Gruppenführer Conference
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1554-1556
(Stenographic report)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1730-1794
(Typed, Incomplete Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 1709-1729

(Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A.
Incomplete speech reprinted in Josef
Ackermann, Himmler als Ideologue (Göttingen: Müsterschmidt, 1970), pp. 242-253.
 


 

1937

 

January 1937.  Location unknown.  Speech to officers of the Wehrmacht "Wesen und Aufgabe der SS und Polizei."

(Printed copy) Document 1992(A)-PS.  Trials of the Major War Criminals (Nuremberg: International Military Tribunal,1947), Vol. XXIX, pp. 206-234
(Printed, incomplete copy) Neuer Vorwärts
, September 26, 1937.
(Printed copy) NSDAP, Nationalpolitischer Lehrgang der Wehrmacht vom 15. bis 23. Januar 1937 (Berlin: Berliner Börsen-Zeitung, 1937)

Click here for online edition of English translation.

 

January 15, 1937.  Germany.  Radion address "Day of the German Police" (Tag der deutschen Polizei)

(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 2029-2035
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 2181-2192
(Printed copy) Hans
Volz, Von der Großmacht zur Weltmacht (Berlin: Junker und Duennhaupt, 1942), pp. 240ff. Library of Congress call number DD 253 .A1 D6 Bd. 5 1942

(Complete Audio Recording) Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv »Petelers Audio-Lehrhilfen« TDR, C-2, Seite 16.

January 27-28, 1937.  Location unknown.  Audience unknown.
(Stenographic report)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 2035-2180

February 18, 1937.  Bad Tölz, Germany.  Speech at SS-Gruppenführer Conference.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 89, Frames 2026-2028
(Stenographic report)
NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 89, Frames 1907-2025
(
Text, incomplete, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 89, Frames 1828-1906

March 4, 1937.  Location unknown.  Marriage ceremony of Obersturmführer Schallermeier
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2457-2459
(Printed, incomplete copy)
Josef Ackermann, Himmler als Ideologue (Göttingen: Müsterschmidt, 1970), pp. 261-262

March 20, 1937.  Dresden, Germany.  Speech to Leaders of SS Higher Administrative Section Elbe
(Notes)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 112, Frames 7056-7057

May 1, l937.  Berlin, Germany.  Audience unknown.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 5332-5334

June 15, 1937.  Location unknown.  Consultation Session with the Permanent Expert Advisory Council for Population and Racial Policy.
(Text, no annotations)  NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 329, Ordner 47
Also see Larry V. Thompson, "Lebensborn and the Eugenics Policy of the Reichsführer-SS" in Central European History 4, 1971, pp. 54-77)

November 8, 1937.  München, Germany.  Speech at SS-Gruppenführer Conference
(Notes)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 5335-5339
(Stenographic report)
NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 90, Frames 2200-2341
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2383-2456

 


 

1925-1926; 1931-1932; 1933-1934; 1935; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939; 1940; 1941; 1942; 1943; 1944-1945;
 No Date, No Location


 

1938

 

1938.  Alt Rehse, Germany.  Speech for Reich Labor Day (Reichsarbeitstag)

(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2377-2382

March 11, 1938.  Bad Tölz, Germany.  Speech at the SS Training Facility (SS-Junkerschule)
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frame 2376

March 23, 1938.  Vienna, Austria.  Radio Address
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90. Frames 2371-2372
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2373-2375

June 18, 1938.  Hamburg, Germany.  Speech before the Organization of Germans Abroad(?)  
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frame 2348

July 3, 1938.  Ahrenshoop, Germany.  Speech before the Students of the Eighth Class of the National Political Training Institute (NAPOLA)
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2359-2370
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2342-2347, 2349-2358
(
Final, Incomplete Copy for the SS Archive) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 118, Frames 3316-3321

August 1938.  Berlin, Germany.  Audience unknown.
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 240, Frame 9960.

September 2, 1938.  Stuttgart, Germany.  Speech before the Annual Conference of the Organization of Germans Abroad (Auslandsorganisation)
(
Incomplete Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2583-2594

November 8, 1938.  München, Germany.  Speech to Conference of SS-Gruppenführer at the Führerheim of the SS-Standarte Deutschland.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2195-2199
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2195-2199

December 11, 1938.  Eisenstadt, Germany.  Speech to Assembled SS Units.
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2516-2518
(Stenographic report)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2519-2523

 

December 11, 1938.  Znaim, Germany.  Speech to the men of SS-Standarte 99 .
(Stenographic report) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2528-2534
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90. Frames 2524-2527

 


 

1939

 

1939?  Location unknown.  Speech to Police Officers?
(Notes)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2513-2515

1939?  Vienna, Austria.  Audience unknown.
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 112, Frames 6845-6846

January 14, 1939.  Braunschweig, Germany.  Speech before the Conference of SS and Police Officers of SS Higher Command Section Center (SS-Oberabschnitt Mitte)
(Notes)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2505-2512

January 23-25, 1939.  Berlin, Germany.  Speech before the Annual Conference of SS-Gruppenführer.
(Only Conference Program Available) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 17. Frames 0596-0785

January 29, 1939.  Location unknown.  Radio Address for the "Day of the German Police" (Tag der deutschen Polizei)
(Himmler's Speaking Manuscript.) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2490-2504

February 12, 1939.  Kassel, Germany.  Speech to the Personnel of SS Higher Command Section Fulda-Werra (SS-Oberabschnitt Fulda-Werra)
(
Compilation/Summary) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90,Frames 2477-2479

February 16, 1939.  Stettin, Germany.  Speech before the Police Officers of Stettin.
(Notes)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, 2470-2471
(Compilation/Summary) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2480-2483

February 26 or 27, 1939.  Wiesbaden, Germany.  Speeches to the Commanders of SS Higher Command Section Rhine (SS-Oberabschnitt Rhein)
(
Compilation/Summary) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2484-2489

March 5, 1939.  Hamburg, Germany.  Speech to the Conference of SS Leaders of SS Higher Command Section Northwest (SS-Oberabschnitt Nordwest)
(
Compilation/Summary) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 90, Frames 2473-2476

March 28, 1939.  Salzburg, Austria.  Speech to the Conference of SS Leaders of SS Higher Command Section Danube (SS-Oberabschnitt Donau)
(Notes)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2468-2469
 

(For a list of eight speeches Himmler was scheduled to give before local SS and Police organizations in March 1939, but for which there are no records, see NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 148, Frames 6648-6649)

 

April 25, 1939?  Location unknown.  Speech given as part of a course for regimental commanders.
(Compilation/Summary) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

April 27, 1939.  Location unknown.  Speech for "Day of German Communities" (Deutscher Gemeindetag)
(Himmler's Speaking Manuscript) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

June 18, 1939.  Essen, Germany.  Speech at the Monument for the Fallen of the Nazi Movement.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2465-2467
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2463-2464

June 27, 1939.  Kassel, Germany.  Audience unknown.
(Notes)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2461-2462


1940

February 29, 1940.  Berlin, Germany.  Speech to the Gauleiters and Functionaries of the NSDAP
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

March 13, 1940.  Koblenz, Germany.  Speech to Assembly of German Generals.
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

(Printed Copy) K.J. Müller, "Zu Vorgeschichte und Inhalt der Rede Himmlers vor der Höheren Generalität am 13. März 1940 in Koblenz" in Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte,18 (1970), pp. 95-120)  See Institute für Zeitgeschichte

 

March 27, 1940.  Essen, Germany.  Speech to Assembly of Luftwaffe officers?
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

April 5, 1940.  Essen, Germany.  Audience unknown.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

August 21, 1940.  München, Germany.  Speech to the SS-Standarte Westland

(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2652-2658
(Incomplete Photocopy)
NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

 

September 9, 1940.  Metz, France.  Speech to the Officers of the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2644-2646
(Printed Copy) 
This document may have been submitted at the Nuremberg Trials as part of Nuremberg Document 1918-PS (IMT Documents Online (Collection may be incomplete)).  See IMT, Trials of the Major War Criminals "Blue Series," (Nuremberg, 1947), Volume XXIX, pp. 98-110.

(Printed Copy) IMT, Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression "Red Series" (Washington, 1946), Volume 4.

 

October 14, 1940.  St. Annaberg, Germany.  Speech to the Hiking Club of Buchenland.
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2635-2640
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 90, Frames 2604-2607
(
Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

November 28, 1940.  Location unknown.  Speech to Annual Conference of District Leaders of the NSDAP (Kreisleitertagung)
(
Compilation/Summary?) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 57, Ordner 238 A

(It is unclear if this is actually a speech given by Himmler, despite its presence in the records)
 

December 10, 1940.  Berlin, Germany.  Speech to Assembly of Reichs- und Gauleiter.
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

 

December 12 or 13, 1940?  Apeldoorn, Holland.  Speech to the Officers of the SS Fifth Division "Deutschland".

(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-187, 242-188, 242-191, and 242-227

(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-580. Roll 37, Ordner 238 A
(Comments within the speech lead to the conclusion that this speech was given to the officers of the Fifth SS Division, which was named "Deutschland" at the time)

December 18, 1940.  Berlin, Germany.  Speech to Conference of Waffen SS Commanders.
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 112, Frames 6892-6896
(Incomplete Audio Recording)
NARA, Tape 242-213
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 112, Frames 6904-6911


1925-1926; 1931-1932; 1933-1934; 1935; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939; 1940; 1941; 1942; 1943; 1944-1945; No Date, No Location


1941

January 17, 1941.  Location unknown.  Speech to Meeting of Gendarmerie Commanders.
(
Compilation/Summary) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 103, Frames 5588-5600

January 30, 1941.  Vinderen Hippodrome, Oslo, Norway.  Speech to the SS-Standarte "Nordland".
(Printed Copy) Monatshefte für auswärtige Politik, Vol. 8 (1941) (Essen: Essener Verlagsanstalt, 1937-1941), p. 140

February 9, 1941.  Sonthofen, Germany.  Speech at Meeting of SS Leaders (SS-Führerbesprechung)
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 94, Frame 5201

March 2, 1941.  Breslau, Germany.  Speech to the Germans of the Buchenland (Buchenlanddeutsche)
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2596-2603
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2611-2633

(Meeting Program) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frame 2609

(Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

 

July 13, 1941.  Stettin, Germany.  Speech to the Replacements for Kampfgruppe Nord (Ersatzmannschaft)
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 109. Frames 2683-2685
(Printed Copy) in George Stein, The Waffen-SS: Hitler's Elite Guard at War, 1939-1945 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1966).  Library of Congress call number D 757.85 .S8

July 13, 1941.  Stettin, Germany.  Speech to the SS Commanders of Kampfgruppe Nord
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 109, Frames 2686-2690


1942

May 17, 1942.  The Hague, Netherlands.  Swearing in Ceremony of the Dutch SS.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2769-2777
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 90, Frames 2756-2768
(Photocopy)
NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

June 9, 1942.  Berlin, Germany.  Memorial Service for Reinhard Heydrich
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2708-2732
(Photocopy)
NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

 

June 9, 1942.  "Haus der Flieger," Berlin, Germany.  Speech before SS Higher Section Commanders and Headquarters Chiefs.
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2664-2707
(Photocopy)
NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

June 19, 1942.  Location unknown.  Speech to the Commanders and Officers of the "Das Reich" SS Division
(
Text, incomplete, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 90, Frames 2900-2921
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-202
(
Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 A

September 16, 1942.  Zhitomir (Hegewald), Ukraine.  Speech before Meeting of SS and Police Leaders in the Ukraine
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2896-2899
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 103, Frames 4961-5011
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Bell 90, Frames 2809-2895
(Printed Copy) Hans-Adolf und Werner
Jochmann (Hrsg.), Ausgewählte Dokumente zur Geschichte des Nationalsozialismus 1933-1945 (Bielefeld: Verlag Neue Gesellschaft, 1966) Library of Congress call number DD 256.5 .J248
(Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 B

November 23, 1942.  Bad Tölz, Germany.  Speech at the SS-Junkerschule.
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 90, Frames 2778-2808
(Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37, Ordner 238 B

 


 

1943

 

January 18, 1943.  Location unknown.  Speech before the Leaders of the WE-Lager of the Hitler Youth.
(Printed Copy) SS-Hauptamt (Hrsg.), Grenzkampf Ost (Berlin, 1943).
Bundesarchiv, ZSg. 3/vorl. 941.

 

April 24, 1943.  Kharkov, Ukraine.  Speech to Meeting of SS Commanders in Kharkov (Kommandeurbesprechung der SS-Korps)
(Notes)
NARA, RG 242, T-175,
Roll 94, Frames 5322-5323
(
Text, no annotations) Nuremberg Document 1919-PS, see IMT Documents Online (Collection may be incomplete)
(Audio Recording)
NARA, Tape 242-214
(Incomplete Audio Recording)
NARA, Tape 242-194
(Incomplete Printed Copy) IMT, Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression "Red Series" (Washington, 1946), Volume 4, pp. 572-578.

 

May 27, 1943.  Bad Tölz.  Speech at the SS-Training Facility (SS-Junkerschule).
(Notes) Nuremberg Document 1919-PS, see IMT Documents Online (Collection may be incomplete).
(Incomplete Audio Recording)
NARA, Tape 242-179

 

June 10, 1943.  Poznan, Poland.  Speech before Reichleaders and Gauleiters.

(Printed Copy) Bradley F. Smith and Agnes F. Peterson (eds.), Heinrich Himmler: Geheimreden 1933 bis 1945 und andere Ansprachen (Berlin: Ullstein, 1974), pp. 162-183.

 

August 26, 1943.  Location unknown.  Speech to the Civil Servants of the Reich Interior Ministry
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 5284-5285

September 28, 1943.  "Heidelager," Estonia.  Speech to the Officers of the Estonian SS Brigade.
(Notes) Nuremberg Document 1919-PS
, see IMT Documents Online (Collection may be incomplete).

October 4, 1943.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Speech before Annual Meeting of SS-Gruppenführer.
(Complete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-256, 242-259, 242-257, 242-251, 242-252.242-249,242-264, 242-263, 242-250, 242-266, 242-180
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 238-3941
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-196, 242-207, 242-229, 242-229 A "Petelers Audio-Lehrhilfen" TDR-J-1, Seite 16.
(
Text, incomplete, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3356-3363

(Printed Copy) Nuremberg Document 1919-PS, see IMT, Trials of the Major War Criminals "Blue Series," (Nuremberg, 1947), Volume XXIX, pp. 110-173.  IMT Documents Online (Collection may be incomplete).

(Excerpted Copy) The Nizkor Project

(Excerpted Copy) Steven Lehrer

The complete text of this speech printed in the Nuremberg Document collection "Blue Series" is available only in German.  The English translation in the "Blue Series" is only excerpted statements taken from the speech.  In addition, with only a single exception, the versions of this document that are posted online all are excerpts.

 

October 6, 1943.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Speech before Meeting of Gauleiter.

(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 85, Frames 0233-0242, 0228-2232
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 85, Frames 0201-0227
(
Final Copies for the SS Archive) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 85, Frames 0152-0200,
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-189
(Photocopy)
NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37-38, Ordner 238 B

October 14, 1943.  Bad Schachen, Germany.  Speech to Wehrmacht Commanders.
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 2923-3051
(Druck) Nuremberg Document 070-L, see IMT, Trials of the Major War Criminals "Blue Series," (Nuremberg, 1947), Volume XXXVII, pp. 498-523.  IMT Documents Online (Collection may be incomplete).
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-205
(Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 37-38, Ordner 238 B

October 24, 1943.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Speech Commemorating the "Day of Freedom" (Tag der Freiheit)
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175.
Roll 91, Frames 3163-3167
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3053-3075, 3120-3142
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4708-4730 
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 91, Frames 3076-3096, 3098-3119
(Druck)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 17, Frames 0785-0802
(Complete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-204
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-186
(Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 38, Ordner 238 B; NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 69, Frames 6334-6338; NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 128, Frame 3741

November 18, 1943.  Krakow, Poland.  Speech to SS Leaders and Officials from the Generalgouvernement.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3195-3198
(Complete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-193 and Tape 242-218
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-212

November 19, 1943.  Breslau, Germany.  Speech to the Commanders of the Waffen-SS.
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3191-3194

December 4, 1943.  Weimar, Germany.  Speech to the German Press.
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3169-3171
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3144-3158, 3175-3190
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-197
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-226

December 12, 1943.  Hochwald, Germany.  Comments to Himmler's Immediate Circle of Friends (Freundeskreis der Reichsführer-SS)
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frame 3168

December 15, 1943.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Speech before Meeting of Order Police Commanders and Police Presidents (Befehlshaber der Ordnungspolizei und Polizeipräsidenten)
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3159-3162
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-217

December 16, 1943.  Weimar, Germany.  Speech to Commanders of the German Navy.
(
Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3331-3335
(Text, incomplete, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3234-3280
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3201-3233, 3282-3330
(Printed Copy) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 91, Frames 3336-3355


1925-1926; 1931-1932; 1933-1934; 1935; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939; 1940; 1941; 1942; 1943; 1944-1945; No Date, No Location


1944-1945

January 11, 1944.  Neuhammer, Germany.  Speech to the Commander of the 13. SS-Gebirgsdivision (Kroatien).
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4850-4854
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4864-4876
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4877-4887
(Printed Copy) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4856-4863

January 20, 1944.  Königsberg, Germany.  Speech before Commanders of the Security Police.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4845-4849

January 26, 1944.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Speech before Generals at the Front.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 94, Frames 4835-4844

February 1, 1944.  Holland.  Speech to Leaders of the Dutch SS.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4735-4736
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4832--4834

February 2, 1944.  Heythausen, Germany?  Speech to the Leadership of the SS-Panzerdivision Hitlerjugend.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4732-4736

February 13, 1944.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Speech to Oberbürgermeister und Landeshauptmänner.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4826-4831
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 74, Frames 1810-1831
(endg-
Fass.) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3376-3404
(Printed Copy) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 74, Frames 1798-1802
(Tagungs-Programm, NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 113, Frame 8010)

February 13, 1944.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Comments prior to the Lecture of Reichsleiter Fiehler (RFSS zum Vortrag des Reichsleiters Fiehler)
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3405-3416
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4696-4707

February 13, 1944.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Comments prior to the Lecture of Oberbürgermeister Krogmann of Hamburg  (RFSS zum Vortrag des Oberbürgermeister Krogmann, Hamburg)
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frame, 3417-3422
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4690-4695
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3423-3427

February 13, 1944.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Comments prior to the Lecture of Dr. Kreissel (RFSS zum Vortrag des Gauhauptmanns SS-Brigadeführer Dr. Kreissel)
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3428-3438
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3439-3447

February 28, 1944.  Berlin, Germany.  Speech to NSDAP Propaganda Leaders.
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4737-4825

April 10, 1944. Tanarts, Germany.  Speech to the Men of the 17. SS-Grenadier Division "Götz von Berlichingen".
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 91, Frames 3369-3375

April 11, 1944.  Montauban, France.  Speech to Men of SS-Division "Das Reich"
(
Notes)
Bundesarchiv, NS 19, Persönlicher Stab RFSS

 

May 5, 1944.  Sonthofen, Germany.  Speech at the SS Ordensburg Sonthofen (Generale)

(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 92, Frames 3538-3545
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 92, Frames 3449-3503
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 92, Frames 3504-3537,
(Complete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-200

(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA,  Tape 242-210

 

May 15, 1944.  Salzburg, Austria.  Speech at Annual Meeting of Abwehr and SD Officials.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4681-4688
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 92, Frames 3581-3633
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 92, Frames 3547-3580
(Complete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-203

(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-228

(Conference Program) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 113, Frames 8069-8070

 

May 16, 1944.  Neuhammer, Germany.  Speech to the Officer Corps of the Galician SS Volunteer Infantry Division.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4676-4680
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4657-4667
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4668-4675
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-200
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-246

 

May 24, 1944.  Sonthofen, Germany.  Speech at the SS Ordensburg Sonthofen (Generäle)
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94. Frames 4648-4656
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frame 4647

(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 145, Frames 3270-3293

(Final Copy for the SS Archive) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 94, Frames 4609-4646,
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-211

 

May 25, 1944.  Kochem, Germany.  Speech to German Jurists (Vertreter der deutschen Justiz)
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 3823-3828
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 3779-3822
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 3736-3778, 4422-4450
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-198

(Photocopy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 38, Ordner 238 B

 

June 21, 1944.  Sonthofen, Germany.  Speech at the SS Ordensburg Sonthofen (Generäle)
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 3993-4000
(
Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93.3945-3992
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 238-3940

 

July 3 or 4, 1944.  Merseburg, Germany.  Introductory Comments for the President? (Einführung des Oberpräsidenten)
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 3931-3935

(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 2929-2930

 

July 21, 1944.  Location unknown.  Speech to Officers from the Office of Military Armament, Commanders of the Replacement Army, and the Army Headquarters.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 3922-3928
(
Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, 3902-3921

 

July 25, 1944.  Grafenwöhr, Germany.  Speech to the Officers of the 544th Volksgrenadier Infantry Division
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 3936-3944
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 3873-3901
(Final Copy for the SS Archive)
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 3830-3872 u. 4002-4098
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-201
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 30, Frames 8287-8294

 

July 26, 1944.  Bitsch, Germany.  Speech to the Officers of the 545th Volksgrenadier Infantry Division.
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 17, Frames 0815-0850
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 30, Frames 8297-8391
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4170-4199
(Complete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-209
NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 30, Frame 8270 and Roll 118, Frame 3359

 

July 27, 1944.  Münsingen, Germany.  Speech to the Officers of the 543rd and 547th Volksgrenadier Infantry Divisions.
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-195

 

July 29, 1944.  Location unknown.  Speech to National Socialist Leadership Officers.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, 4137-4139

 

August 2, 1944.  Hirschberg, Germany.  Speech to Officers of the German General Staff.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4130-4136

 

August 3, 1944.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Speech to Reichs- and Gauleiter.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4120-4129
(Printed Copy) Theodore Eschenburg (Hrsg.) "Die Rede Himmlers vor den Gauleitern am 3. August 1944," in Vierteljahrshefte für Zeitgeschichte, 1 (1953), pp. 375-394.  See Institute für Zeitgeschichte.

(Incomplete Audio Recording) Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv, Tb 52-8928 »Petelers Audio-Lehrhilfen« TDR J-1, Seite 16

 

August 7, 1944.  Königsberg, Germany.  Speech to the Officer Corps?
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, 4113-4119

 

August 13, 1944.  Dorn, Germany.  Speech to the Officers of Two Volksgrenadier Divisions.
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-190

 

August 25, 1944.  Jägerhöhe, Germany.  Speech to National Socialist Leadership Officers.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4110-4112

 

August 29, 1944.  Location unknown.  Speech to Officers of a Volksgrenadier Division.
(Complete Audio Recording) NARA, Tapes 242-254,242-255, 242-269,242-262, 242-253

 

September 5, 1944.  Wiesbaden, Germany.  Speech to National Socialist Leadership Officers.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4100-4103

 

September 21, 1944.  Jägerhöhe, Germany.  Speech to Army District Commanders and Commanders of Military Training Schools.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4104-4109
(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 92, Frames 3636-3658

(Text, no annotations) NARA, RG 242, T-84, Roll 75, Frames 4164-4185
(Printed Copy) NARA, RG 242, T-580, Roll 38, Ordner 238 B
(Incomplete Audio Recording) NARA, Tape 242-208
(Complete Audio Recording) NARA, Tapes 242-267, 242-258, 242-247, 242-248, 242-260, u. 242-265

 

October 10, 1944.  East Prussia, Germany.  Speech to Members of the Volkssturm.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4347-4352
(
Stenographic report) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4353-4393
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4201-4267, 4305-4345 and 4353- 4420
(
Himmler's Personal Speaking Manuscript) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4268-4304,
(Incomplete Audio Recording) Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv, Tb 52-12721

 

November 3, 1944.  Klein Berkel, Germany.  Speech to Representatives of the Party, Armed Forces, and Industry.
(Stenographic report) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4503- 4522
(Typed Copy, with Himmler's Handwritten Corrections) NARA, RG 242, T- 75, Roll 93, Frames 4482-4502
(Final Copy for the SS Archive) NARA, RG 242, T-175. Roll 93, Frames 4468-4481

 

November 5, 1944.  Poznan (Posen), Poland.  Speech for the Fifth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Warthegau.
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4465-4467,
(Incomplete Audio Recording) Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv, Tb 52-12537

 

November 8, 1944.  Location unknown.  Hitler's Proclamation to the Volkssturm (read by Himmler)
(
Himmler's Personal Speaking Manuscript) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 92, Frames 3697-3733,
(Complete Audio Recording) Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv, Tb Nr. c-1156 "Petelers Audio-Lehrhilfen" TDR J-1, Seite 16.

 

December 25, 1944.  Gebweiler, Germany.  Speech to SS Commanders of Heeresgruppe Oberrhein? (Kommandeurbesprechung Heeresgruppe Oberrhein?)
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4455-4464

 

January 3, 1945.  Sassbachwalden, Germany.  Speech to SS Commanders of Heeresgruppe Oberrhein (Kommandeure Heeresgruppe Oberrhein?)
(Notes) NARA, RG 242, T-175, Roll 93, Frames 4451-4454

 


 

No Date, No Location

 

Speech Comemorating the Opening of the Exhibition "Der Lebensraum im germanischen Brauchtum"
(Text, no annotations)  Nuremberg Document 1918-PS, see IMT Documents Online (Collection may be incomplete).