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HIMMLER AND RELIGION
Few people are aware of Himmler's views on religion. Himmler wanted a restoration of ancient paganism in Germany. This was not a casual interest. Himmler set up a major research institution, the Ahnenerbe, inside the SS. He financed an expedition to Tibet. Here is some relevant documentary material.
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This quote gives a very good perspective on his views. Note the date. This speech was given on the same day as Heydrich's funeral in Berlin, an event that clearly concentrated Himmler's mind on his top priorities in life.
"We will have to deal with Christianity in a tougher way than hitherto. We must settle accounts with this Christianity, this greatest of plagues that could have happened to us in our history, which has weakened us in every conflict. If our generation does not do it then it would I think drag on for a long time. We must overcome it within ourselves. Today at Heydrich's funeral I intentionally expressed in my oration from my deepest conviction a belief in God, a belief in fate, in the ancient one as I called him - that is the old Germanic word: Wralda.
We shall once again have to find a new scale of values for our people: the scale of the macrocosm and the microcosm, the starry sky above us and the world in us, the world that we see in the microscope. The essence of these megalomaniacs, these Christians who talk of men ruling this world, must stop and be put back in its proper proportion. Man is nothing special at all. He is an insignificant part of this earth. If a big thunderstorm comes, he can do nothing about it. He cannot even predict it. He has no idea how a fly is constructed - however unpleasant, it is a miracle - or how a blossom is constructed. He must once again look with deep reverence into this world. Then he will acquire the right sense of proportion about what is above us, about how we are woven into this cycle.
Then, on a different plane, something else must happen: we must once again be rooted in our ancestors and grandchildren, in this eternal chain and eternal sequence. By rooting our people in a deep ideological awareness of ancestors and grandchildren we must once more persuade them that they must have sons. We can do a very great deal. But everything that we do must be justifiable vis-à-vis the clan, our ancestors. If we do not secure this moral foundation which is the deepest and best because the most natural, we will not be able to overcome Christianity on this plane and create the Germanic Reich which will be a blessing for the earth. That is our mission as a nation on this earth. For thousands of years it has been the mission of this blond race to rule the earth and again and again to bring it happiness and culture."
Speech to top leaders of the SS, June 9, 1942 Berlin
Source: Nazism; A History In Documents And Eyewitness
Accounts, 1919 - 1945 by J. Noakes and G. Pridham
NATIONAL SOCIALISM AND RELIGION
Heinrich Himmler (Metapedia)
Heinrich Himmler: The Nazi Hindu (International Business Times)
Heinrich Himmler Interview: An Insight Into Totalitarian Thought (The only American Journal interview with Himmler)
Heinrich Himmler: The Nazi Leader's Master Plan (History Net)
GUIDO VON LIST
Das Geheimnes Der Runen (PDF) "The Secret of the Runes" German
ANCIENT EASTERN INFLUENCE
GEHEIMNIS EXPEDITION TO TIBET FILM
In 1938, Heinrich Himmler sponsored an expedition to Tibet, lead by Erst Schäfer and joined by other SS Scientists.
This study led scientists to study the flora and fauna of the region, as well as taking measurements of the Earth's magnetic field.
Yet the expedition was also sent to find traces of the origins of the "Aryan Race."
HIMMLER'S CAMELOT: THE SS CASTLE AT WEWELSBERG
He planned to expand it on an enormous scale and make it the center for the rulers of a European Empire.
THE AHNENERBE: A NAZI RESEARCH INSTITUTE
"A Sturdy Society for Intellectual Ancient History"
The word "Ahnenerbe" is an obscure German World which means "something inherited from the forefathers."
This research institute was founded on July 1, 1935 by Heinrich Himmler, Herman Wirth and Richard Walther Darré.
The goal was the archaeological and historical research on German Ancestry.
1935 Law on Nature Preservation German (PDF File)
RELEVANT LINKS ABOUT HIMMLER AND THE SS
Our list of Himmler's Speeches (The most detailed list on the web)
Heydrich Funeral Eulogies German
HIMMLER AND THE SS
SS Defender against Bolshevism (Written by Himmler)