Himmler and the 'Terrible Secret' among the Executioners

  title={Himmler and the 'Terrible Secret' among the Executioners},
  author={Richard Breitman},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={431 - 451}
  • R. Breitman
  • Published 1 July 1991
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
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