The holocaust collaborators were the men that carried out Adolf Hitler’s orders. These men were the engine that ran the killing machine.
It would be impossible for one man to personally murder 6 million Jews so Hitler had devoted followers that were totally obsessed with his warped ideology.
The key to most successful people being successful is to surround themselves with people or hire people to work with them that are like-minded or just a bit smarter.
This model works for good and for evil genuises.
The quartet of men that would be considered the most influential in the execution of the holocaust and “The Final Solution” would be:
Dr. Joseph Goebbels
Adolf Otto Eichmann
Himmler started the Schutzstaffel abbreviated SS which was the defense corps criminal organization of the Nazi regime.
He also was chief of the German Police and a military commander among other titles and duties.
He played the leading role in the holocaust by using the SS to establish concentration camps and extermination camps. He was the coordinator of 6 million Jews and possibly 3 to 4 million non-Jews.
Himmler visited the holocaust camps during the holocaust and felt there had to be a more expedient way to mass murder and the method would be gas chambers.
Much like Hitler, Himmler wanted to breed a master race but of the Nordic Aryan descent.
Himmler was in awe of Hitler which can be realized in his quote:
All of us, who are members of the Germanic peoples, can be happy and thankful that once in thousands of years fate has given us, from among the Germanic peoples, such a genius, a leader, our Fuehrer Adolf Hitler, and you should be happy to be allowed to work with us.
~ Heinrich Himmler
In Himmler’s last days he became a vagabound and an outcast in the Nazi regime because of his attempt for peace negotiations with Britain and the U.S.
Hitler had referred to Himmler as “der treue Heinrich” (the loyal Heinrich) but once he got word of Himmler’s surrender he was considered a traitor.
Himmler was stripped of his party and state offices. With no country, no party and unwanted Himmler wandered around disguising himself to avoid being arrested.
The British Army caught the suspicious character and arrested him. In prison his true idenitity was exposed.
Prior to the Nuremberg trials Himmler, a war criminal, committed suicide by biting into a potassium cyanide capsule.
Reinhard Heydrich was another top holocaust collaborators. He was deputy to Heinrich Himmler and chief of the Reich Main Security Office.
He only answered to Hitler and Himmler for his acrions.
He coordinated with the Gestapo, fire departments and other Nazi officials to implement the Kristallnacht program by writing a telegram to permit arson and destruction of Jewish property.
He crafted the plan for the Final Solution and extermination of the Jews in Europe. Heydrich organized the holocaust ghettos.
He trained and supervised the Einsatzgrouppen which was the Nazi mobile killing unit or the death squad responsible for killing approximately 1,000,000 people with machine gun or pistol shots to the head.
He coordinated the resettlement and transporting of the Jews to the Death camps to be executed in the gas chambers.
Hitler assigned Heydrich as Protector of Czechoslovakia and the Czechoslovakian Government in exile assigned special agents to assassinate him.
Heydrich died in 1942 at the age of 38 from septicemia which is a form of blood poisoning.
Septicemia was a result of injuries to his diaphragm, lung and spleen when Czech special agents threw a bomb at the back of his car.
Heydrich spent a month trying to recover from these injuries but his fate was sealed as he drifted off into a coma never to regain consciousness.
Dr. Joseph Goebbels
Another main holocaust collaborators was Joseph Goebbels. Goebbels was Hitlers Propaganda Minister who was used by satan to poison the hearts and minds of the German population.
Once in the position of Propaganda Minister Goebbels was able to control all of Germany’s media, arts and information that citizens received.
Goebbels first acts of anti-semitism was the burning of books that did not agree with Nazi ideology, the boycotting of Jewish businesses, doctors and lawyers.
The climax of Goebbels anti-semetic rants came with the attacks of Kristallnacht. Kristallnacht was a government sponsored crime against Jewish property.
Goebbels was successful in branding the German minds that the problems that Europe was suffering was caused by the 1% of Jews in the country.
Goebbels firmly believed Hitler’s quotes:
By the skillful and sustained use of propaganda, one can make a people see even heaven as hell or an extremely wretched life as paradise.
~ Adolf Hitler
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
~ Adolf Hitler
Goebbels was very successful in deceiving the Germans to help them feel justified in genocide of the Jewish race.
With the Soviets and Western allies gaining victory in the war Hitler decided to commit suicide which greatly affected Goebbels.
With Hitler gone and the sense of German defeat Goebbels decided to follow Hitler’s example and take his life and the life of his family.
In May of 1945 Goebbels and his wife Magda decided to have their 6 children killed ranging in ages from 4 to 12 years old and then take their own lives.
There were many other holocaust collaborators which are not worthy of mentioning much like the ones that have been mentioned.
Many holocaust collaborators were normal people that did not guard their hearts and were seduced into believing the lies that were constantly bombarding them in the media outlets.
The holocaust collaborators that were described here are brought to attention because they were leaders and carried the weight of the responsibility of the murderous acts.
Just know that a person can only be influenced or deceived if they consent and want to believe the lies. The truth is always available if you seek it out.
The TRUTH will set you free.