Nanette Dorothea Potthast,Heinrich Himmler’s Daughter

Nanette Dorothea Potthast

Nanette Dorothea Potthast was born in 1944 to Heinrich Himmler and Hedwig Potthast.She is 78 years as of 2022 and is well known as the daughter of Heinrich Himmler a German Nazi politician, police administrator, and military commander who became the second most powerful man in the Third Reich.

Nanette Dorothea Potthast: Profile Summary

NameNanette Dorothea Potthast
Famous asHeinrich Himmler’s daughter
siblingHelge Potthast
parentsHeinrich Himmler and Hedwig Potthast
GrandparentsJoseph Gebhard Himmler,Anna Maria Himmler
UnclesGebhard Ludwig ,Ernst Hermann

Nanette Potthast’s father was among the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and the main architect of the Holocaust. He was also a Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (Protection Squadron; SS), and a leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Germany.

He was the second most powerful man after Adolf Hitler in Germany during World War II and was given general obligation for the security of the Nazi empire, Himmler was the key and senior Nazi official responsible for conceiving and overseeing the implementation of the “Final Solution,” the Nazi plan to murder the Jews of Europe. Nanette Potthast’s father presided over a vast ideological and bureaucratic empire that defined him for many—both inside and outside the Third Reich.

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Nanette’s dad was born in Munich on 7 October 1900 to a teacher Joseph Gebhard Himmler and a devout Roman Catholic Anna Maria Himmler. Nanette’s uncles were Gebhard Ludwig and Ernst Hermann.

Nanette’s father was married to Margarete Boden and had a child, Gudrun together. Heinrich and Margarete were also foster parents to Gerhard von Ahe, son of an SS officer who had died before the war.

Nanette’s mother 1936 became Nanette’s father’s mistress and she left her job in 1941. Heinrich arranged accommodation for Nanette’s mother, first in Mecklenburg and then at Berchtesgaden.They gave birth to two children: Helge and Nanette Dorothea.

Nanette’s father studied agriculture after World War I, joined rightist paramilitary organizations, and participated in Adolf Hitler’s abortive Beer Hall Putsch in Munich in November 1923.

Nanette’s father joined the Nazi Party, rose steadily in the party hierarchy, and was elected a deputy to the Reichstag (German parliament) in 1930. He was also appointed as the assistant chief of the Gestapo.

Nanette Dorothea Potthast’s father Himmler killed himself by biting down on a cyanide capsule hidden in his mouth for that very purpose.

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