Himmler’s Timetable Der Dienstkalender Heinrich Himmlers 1941/42. Bearbeitet von Peter Witte, Michael Wildt, Martina Voigt, Dieter Pohl, Peter Klein, Christian Gerlach, Christoph Diekmann und Andrej Angrick
Himmler’s office diary is one of the most important of the heretofore unknown documents to be discovered in the in the Special Archive set up by the Soviet regime near Moscow to house confiscated German documents taken as Germany was conquered in World War II. The diary covers Himmler’s activities in the decisive years 1941-1942, when the war spread and the systematic murder of the Jews began. Page after page marks the activities of the Reichsführer-SS and supreme commander of the German police as he organized them hour by hour, from morning to night. His travels all over Europe, his meetings and conversations with his subordinates, with generals and with politicians, with senior Nazi officials, and most importantly with Hitler himself reveal his ambitious activities for all their geographic and topical scope. The contents of each event are presented only sketchily in Himmler’s hand, if at all. Therefore, the team of eight historians collaborating on the publication of the office diary added many explanatory footnotes on both the people and the subjects of these conversations. Himmler’s notes on his frequent and detailed meetings with Hitler are especially important in this regard.