GERMANY: Down Bombs, Up Himmler

Monday night the blow expected almost nightly since the R.A.F. finished off Hamburg fell. Long jittery and half-evacuated Berlin was handed a pasting from the air "twice as heavy as any ever made on any capital."

Next morning, with Germany seething with rumors of unrest, there was still bigger news. All German home affairs were placed under Gestapo rule as Heinrich Himmler, dread head of the Nazi secret service, was named Minister of the Interior and "Chief of the Reich Administration."

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