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 TheLocal.no.

 

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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.

 

 

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47 Comments

  1. March 24, 2016 at 5:09 am — Reply

    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. March 23, 2016 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    Isabella

  3. March 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm — Reply

    Kevin Donne

  4. March 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm — Reply

    Gordon Mathis

  5. March 23, 2016 at 12:54 pm — Reply

    Jake Drambus

  6. March 23, 2016 at 11:45 am — Reply

    Wouter Heetesonne

  7. March 23, 2016 at 11:26 am — Reply

    Candice Salman

  8. March 23, 2016 at 10:52 am — Reply

    Nazi’s were that time periods antivaxers.

  9. March 23, 2016 at 10:29 am — Reply

    Kevin Liekens

  10. March 23, 2016 at 9:41 am — Reply

    Ryan Carey

  11. March 23, 2016 at 9:09 am — Reply

    Eduardo Olivares Francisco Perez Rivero

  12. March 23, 2016 at 8:26 am — Reply

    Vicki Bitis

    • March 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm — Reply

      Why weren’t these in the book burnings?!

  13. March 23, 2016 at 6:50 am — Reply

    Clément guuurl

  14. March 23, 2016 at 6:29 am — Reply

    Mike Celis

  15. March 23, 2016 at 6:18 am — Reply

    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. March 23, 2016 at 6:09 am — Reply
  17. March 23, 2016 at 5:37 am — Reply

    Hank Amarillo

  18. March 23, 2016 at 5:37 am — Reply

    Keep fuckin’ supporting metal

  19. March 23, 2016 at 3:22 am — Reply

    Nazi-witch!

  20. March 23, 2016 at 2:26 am — Reply

    Toevallig Luuk Renne

  21. March 23, 2016 at 2:22 am — Reply

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

  22. March 23, 2016 at 2:04 am — Reply

    Fuck nazis and fuck all of you

    • March 23, 2016 at 9:47 am — Reply

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

    • March 23, 2016 at 9:49 am — Reply

      Sorry… Does mean one supports said things*.

    • March 23, 2016 at 11:37 am — Reply

      Amen, Tobias!!!

  23. March 23, 2016 at 1:55 am — Reply
  24. March 23, 2016 at 1:38 am — Reply

    More v soft reporting

  25. March 23, 2016 at 12:25 am — Reply

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

  26. March 23, 2016 at 12:23 am — Reply

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

    • March 23, 2016 at 1:08 am — Reply

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

  27. March 23, 2016 at 12:21 am — Reply

    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. March 23, 2016 at 12:07 am — Reply

    Himmler was also a batshit crazy psychopath.

    • March 23, 2016 at 1:15 am — Reply

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

    • March 23, 2016 at 6:20 am — Reply

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

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