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 Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna “Püppi” <I>Himmler</I> Burwitz

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Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna “Püppi” Himmler Burwitz

Birth
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 24 May 2018 (aged 88)
Munich (München), Stadtkreis München, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 191027213 View Source
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Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Himmler Burwitz was the daughter of Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler and Margarete Boden Siegroth Himmler. Wife of Wulf Dieter Burwitz, a writer and author who was a member of the right-wing extremist group, the National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD). Her father adored his daughter and he continued to call her by her childhood nickname "Püppi" (Dolly) throughout his life. She accompanied her father on some official duties. She believed that her father did not commit suicide by cyanide capsule while in British custody on May 25, 1945, but was in fact murdered. She and her mother were arrested the US Army and held in various European locations before being brought to Nuremberg to testify at the trials. They were released in November 1946. As an adult she was active in "Stille Hilfe" (Silent Aid), an organization dedicated to helping former SS men with personal and legal problems, to include helping Klaus Barbie, the infamous "Butcher of Lyon". Throughout her life she denied her father had anything to do with atrocities committed by the SS and the murder of the 12 million concentration camp inmates. In fact she was known to deny the Holocaust ever occurred. Her love for her father resulted in Gudrun creating a picture of a father that could do no wrong. Commonly referred to as the "Nazi Princess", she never denounced the Nazi ideology in which she was born and raised and died a fervent Nazi.


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