Yes, I'm related to that Himmler

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Katrin Himmler knew about great-uncle Heinrich, the Nazi chief, but then she unearthed dark truths about 'innocent' relatives.

For teenage girls to be embarrassed by older members of their family is nothing new. For 15-year-old Katrin, however, it was an experience in another league when her surname suddenly struck one of her classmates during a history lesson.

“Are you related to the Himmler?” she asked.

When Katrin managed to stammer out “Yes”, the rest of the class, until then bored rigid by the new curriculum’s endless detailing of Nazi atrocities, turned round as one and stared at her.

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