It was assumed that the letters of Heinrich Himmler were lost. Yet after Himmler's capture by British troops and subsequent suicide, the letters mysteriously turned up in Tel Aviv, excerpts were published for the first time providing a rare glimpse into the family life of one of Hitler's top lieutenants.
KATRIN HIMMLER is Heinrich Himmler's great-niece, a writer and political analyst. She is the author of The Himmler Brothers: A German Family History. MICHAEL WILDT is an internationally recognized author who specializes in the Third Reich, his books include An Uncompromising Generation: The Nazi Leadership of the Reich Security Main Office. THOMAS S. HANSEN, Ph.D. and ABBY J. HANSEN, Ph.D. are a translating team. In 2012 they published the Centennial Edition of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice.