50 Statement by Ohlendorf, quoted by Reitlinger, Final Solution. Also, Schwerin von Krosigk sought to make it clear to the Reichsfuhrer of the SS that the only honourable course was for him to declare himself and take responsibility for the SS. But Himmler refused. See Reitlinger, The SS, Alibi of a Nation. Albert Speer also tried to get Himmler to do this; see IMT, Speer-49, W. Baumbach's statement.
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