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Heinrich Himmler’s Stash of Occult and Witchcraft Books Uncovered!

via Prague Post

Books on witchcraft and the occult collected by SS chief Heinrich Himmler were found in a storage depot near Prague used by the Czech National Library.

The depot has not been accessed since the 1950s, according to UK tabloid the Daily Mail, which cited Norwegian newspaperVerdens Gang.

Bjørn Helge Horrisland, a Norwegian Freemason historian, told Verdens Gang he was involved in identifying some of the books. “Many of them belonged to the central Norwegian Order of Freemasons library in Oslo,” he said.

The collection of books totals some 13,000 volumes, some 6,000 of which allegedly came from a library of books owned by the Norwegian Order of Freemasons. The Masonic library had been seized by Nazis when Norway was occupied during World War II.

Himmler began amassing the collection in 1935 and had a strong interest in the occult, He had a special unit within the SS to collect and manage information on witchcraft.

Many of the books deal with witchcraft trials in Germany, and Himmler reportedly believed that the trials were part of historical plot to weaken the Germans. He also claimed to be descended from a witch that was executed.


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The 13,000 volume library was discovered in a depot of the Czech National Library (pictured) close to Prague
Himmler also believed that knowledge of the occult could be used to benefit the Third Reich.

The books were not meant for Prague but for Wewelsburg Castle in Germany. Himmler intended to make that castle a modern-day Camelot with a round table of SS officers in the place of knights. Himmler signed a 100-year lease on the triangular castle in 1934. the building is now a museum.

The books will now be examined by scholars, and a Norwegian TV company is planning a documentary.

The project to recover the library of books received European Economic Area funds from Norway and is a result of a cooperation between Stiftelsen Arkivet, the National Library of Norway and the Czech National Library, according to Norwegian new server


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Himmler (pictured with Hitler at Berchtesgaden) also collected some of his books from the Norwegian order of Freemasons, when the Nazis invaded the country in 1940

Himmler’s interest in collecting occult items has been well-documented and has inspired works of fiction including the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Himmler was captured May 21, 1945. He committed suicide with a cyanide capsule May 23 and was buried in an unmarked grave near near Lüneburg, Germany. The exact location is not known.





  1. WOW

    March 24, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Wow, you’ze a bunch of ignorant fools, these books were stolen from Norway, have nothing to do with Nazism.. Think of the heritage and do grow up!

  2. Maurice Bartholomeu Nixon

    March 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm


  3. Jonathan Plechner

    March 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Kevin Donne

  4. Ken Van Winkle

    March 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Gordon Mathis

  5. Kerrie Clayton Davis

    March 23, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Jake Drambus

  6. David de Ridder

    March 23, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Wouter Heetesonne

  7. Dina Salman Hana Kachel

    March 23, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Candice Salman

  8. Corey Pagett

    March 23, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Nazi’s were that time periods antivaxers.

  9. Niels Jennes

    March 23, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Kevin Liekens

  10. Nick Mayo

    March 23, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Ryan Carey

  11. José Manuel Tomicic

    March 23, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Eduardo Olivares Francisco Perez Rivero

  12. Vom Wolf

    March 23, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Vicki Bitis

    • Vicki Bitis

      March 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      Why weren’t these in the book burnings?!

  13. Théo Desgardin

    March 23, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Clément guuurl

  14. Alejandra Molina

    March 23, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Mike Celis

  15. Tjalling Jn

    March 23, 2016 at 6:18 am

    A bunch of people here didn’t get their fake blood soda and pentagram cookie today, prickly are we? That someone writes an article on occultism where it touches the borders of nazism doesn’t mean it’s all 1488 and Kill Ze Jewzzz.

  16. Dustan Carlson

    March 23, 2016 at 6:09 am

  17. Dillon Muller

    March 23, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Hank Amarillo

  18. Dillon Muller

    March 23, 2016 at 5:37 am

    Keep fuckin’ supporting metal

  19. Ramona Dove

    March 23, 2016 at 3:22 am


  20. Denise Willemse

    March 23, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Toevallig Luuk Renne

  21. Linus Wilson

    March 23, 2016 at 2:22 am

    just fucking stop, CN. you are grossing everyone out w/ this BVZZFEED bullshit

  22. Tobias Torggler

    March 23, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Fuck nazis and fuck all of you

    • Ian Keith Henry

      March 23, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Finding an interest in nazi history does not mean the Nazi’s or any other facist/ white supremacist ideology/ movement.

    • Ian Keith Henry

      March 23, 2016 at 9:49 am

      Sorry… Does mean one supports said things*.

    • Oscar Pereira

      March 23, 2016 at 11:37 am

      Amen, Tobias!!!

  23. Tage Savage

    March 23, 2016 at 1:55 am

  24. Al Lepidoptera

    March 23, 2016 at 1:38 am

    More v soft reporting

  25. Caruso Moreno Carlito

    March 23, 2016 at 12:25 am

    More zionist bullshit, smell money bussines another fake documental of nazi shit

  26. Samuel Pulenberg

    March 23, 2016 at 12:23 am

    fuck heinrich himmler and his bullshit books. and fuck you too

    • William Sumarliðr

      March 23, 2016 at 1:08 am

      Aww, Shmuel is having a rough time. He didn’t get his nappy nap today.

  27. Lisa Hexe Spectre

    March 23, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Blablabla “naughty naaaaziii” so original……. The world of today is ruled by so many great and peaceful and loving individuals we are sooo lucky the nazis are dead! Pathetic.

  28. Matthias G Iscariot

    March 23, 2016 at 12:07 am

    Himmler was also a batshit crazy psychopath.

    • Hobs End

      March 23, 2016 at 1:15 am

      nah, he was just misunderstood.. slightly.. well, a lot actually..

    • Tjalling Jn

      March 23, 2016 at 6:20 am

      Being rejected from art school does weird things to the mind, I guess!

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