Hitler's Master of the Dark Arts: Himmler's Black Knights and the Occult Origins of the SS

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Voyageur Press, Oct 14, 2010 - History - 320 pages

At the heart of the evil of Nazism was Hitler’s “witch doctor,” Heinrich Himmler, and his peculiar and deadly organization with the mundane name Schutzstaffel, literally “protective squadron.” Undoubtedly you know them better as the feared SS, the very essence of Nazism. Their threatening double lightning bolt is perhaps the most dreaded symbol of the Third Reich.

The facts of the SS’s origins are truly stranger than fiction. If you thought Raiders of the Lost Ark was an inspired Hollywood fiction, think again. Hitler's Master of the Dark Arts reveals the hidden “truths” of the SS in full and morbidly fascinating detail.

 

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There have been many books written about Himmler’s SS, the organization that began as Hitler’s Schutzstaffel (“protection squad”) and ended up the multi-layered behemoth most responsible for war ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Darkest Beginnings
4
The Court of the Godfather
15
Almost HocusPocus
36
A Call to Duty
52
The Old Crooked Cross
63
Ballot Boxes and Long Knives
73
Black Knights of the Master Race
86
Drang Nach Osten
168
Bloody Hell
178
The Most Feared Address in Europe
190
Burdens Borne of Black Knighthood
209
The Witches of the Schutzstaffel
227
Aryans Beyond Nationality
235
Evil Science
242
Weird Science
248

Father Confessor to the New Order
98
The Dark Temples of the Schutzstaffel
107
Das Ahnenerbe
125
Archaeologists in Black
134
A World of Ice
148
Black Knights in an Army of Field Gray Pawns
154
The Reich and Its Stormy Night
257
Götterdämmerung
269
The Sands of Time
284
Bibliography and Recommended Reading
298
Index
306
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Bill Yenne is the San Francisco-based author of more than four dozen books on military and historical topics. He is also a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

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