17 IMT, XXIX, I919-PS. This text is by no means exceptional in character. Many of the themes which appear here, from his conceptions of harshness to his child-kidnapping complex, appear in other speeches too. See Himmler's speech to a conference of commanding officers in Bad Schachen on 14th October 1943, IMT, XXXVII, 070-L, or his memorandum of May 1940 on the treatment of racial aliens in the East, reprinted in VJHfZ, 1957, No. 2. The reference to Herder's pernicious influence is also found in the speech which Himmler gave to the field headquarters at Hegewald on 16th September 1942; see Jacobsen and Jochmann, "Ausgewahlte Dokumente".
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