In the horrible story of the Holocaust, Heinrich Himmler is recognized as its head architect. Ordered by Adolf Hitler to devise a plan, a "Final Solution," to rid Europe of its Jewish population, Himmler dictated the means and methods by which 11 million people were killed. In the final days of the Third Reich, his power was second only to Hitler's. Richard Worth details the life of Heinrich Himmler, from his youth and his rise through the ranks of the SS to his ultimate betrayal of the Furher and his fruitless efforts to escape justice. Book jacket.