“One principle must be absolute for the SS man: we must be honest, decent, loyal and comradely to members of our own blood and to no one else.”
– Heinrich Himmler, Reichsfuhrer SS, in a speech to SS group leaders in Poznan, Poland, Oct. 4, 1943.1
“ ... ‘kind and generous towards their own people and ruthless against our enemies at home and abroad’.”
– Reinhard Heydrich, Obergruppenfuhrer SS, describing the SS creed in a 1939 letter to his wife.2
“Muhammad is the Messenger of God, and those with him are hard against the unbelievers, merciful one to another.”
– Muhammad, prophet of Islam; in Qur’an 48:29.3
up1 From records of the Trial of Major War Criminals before International Military Tribunal, Nuremburg, 1947-1949; cited in “The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership,” by Joachim C. Fest.