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History Homework Mrs. Marilyn Ray By S M Hartfield Assignment- Analysis of main Nazi leaders. 1. Common personality characteristics 2. Early career paths 3. Role in party 4. Nicknames 5. Relationship with Hitler 6. Fate 7. Quotes Rudolph Hess 1. He was a devoted follower and showed promising talents as a leader (he became deputy leader). He was seen as very loyal, someone who could be trusted. 2. Hess fought in World War 1 with a unit from Bavaria. He fought at the Battle of Ypres and then enrolled for the German air force. After, he joined Munich University, where he met Hitler. 3. Hess was Hitler's deputy leader and acted as Hitler's secretary in prison where as Hitler dictated he wrote down 'Mein kampf'. He was later appointed second in succession to the position of Head of State. 4. None. 5. Very good relationship with Hitler, worked very closely. Had faith and great trust within each other. 6. On May 10th, Hess boarded a Messerschmidt 110 aircraft and flew to Scotland where he crash landed the plane. He was arrested and stripped of all ranks he held in the Nazi party. ...read more.


I want Hitler to be my friend; his photograph is on my desk.' Heinrich Himmler 1. He was thorough and efficient. He believed the more power he got; the more he saw the opportunity to fulfill his beliefs. He was an excellent organizer. 2. He served in the German Army during World War 1. Afterwards, he became a salesman for a fertilizer company. He joined the Nazi party and was propaganda leader. Between 1925 and 1929, he was an unsuccessful chicken farmer. 3. He had several changing roles in the party. He served as Hitler's personal bodyguard. In 1930, he was elected to the Reichstag as Nazi deputy. He was head of the SS and was appointed Commander of the unified police forces in 1936. He helped to organize the Final Solution and had a large input into the organization of the Holocaust. 4. None. 5. Hitler had a professional relationship with Hitler. He had a good relationship as his loyalty to Hitler was never questioned. 6. Himmler disguised himself and tried to make his way to Switzerland. It is believed he had stashed vast sums of gold. ...read more.


It is a bless9ing for Germany, that in Hitler the rare union has taken place between the most acute logical thinker and truly profound philosopher and the iron man of action, tenacious to the limit.' Reinhard Heydrich 1. Excellent organizer, devoted to his work. 2. Heydrich was in charge of the political police. He was a skilled musician and an Olympic class fencer. Heydrich had served in the Navy before 1932. 3. He joined the SS in 1932. He was appointed head of the SS Security Service. He was later appointed head of the Gestapo and criminal police. In 1941, he was appointed Protector of Bohemia and Moravia and in the following year chaired the Wannsee meeting. 4. None. 5. Strong relationship with Hitler. He looked on Heydrich as his natural successor. 6. Heydrich was killed by British trained Czech partisans as he was driven to work in May 1942. One of the assassins was traced to the village of Lidice which was to pay a terrible price for having one of its townsfolk involved in this killing. Hitler ordered that everything should be killed in Lidice, even pets, and that it should be removed from all future maps of Europe that were printed. The legacy of Heydrich lasted after his death. 7. - ...read more.

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