Note 048
by Joachim C. Fest

48 Walter Lüdde-Neurath, Regierung Dönitz. Die letzten Tage des Dritten Reiches (Göttingen, 1953); On the remaining details of Himmler's last weeks see the previously cited works by Schellenberg, Reitlinger, Wulf and Folke Bernadotte and the memoirs and statements of those involved. Possibly Himmler's lack of realism and his indecision at the end were due also to Heydrich's death. That this incident had a lasting effect on him and his position is incontestable, and Göring said that after the death of Heydrich 'anything was possible against Himmler'; see Haensel.

From Chapter 9, Heinrich Himmler , Part 2 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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