Katrin Himmler was born in 1967.
She read political science at Berlin’s Free University and graduated in 1997.

Her book “Die Brüder Himmler” was published in 2005 and translated into English in 2007, ‘The Himmler Brothers’ (Pan Macmillan), it has been translated into more than ten languages.
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She has taken part in several documentary films, like ‘Heinrich Himmler – Portrait of a Mass Murderer’ by Michael Kloft, Germany 2008; ‘Love History’ by Klub Zwei (Simone Bader and Jo Schmeiser), Austria 2010; and ‘Hitler’s Children’ by Chanoch Ze’evi, Israel 2011.

In 2013, with Christoph Schindler, she published the biography „Christfried Jakob. Eine deutsch-argentinische Lebensgeschichte“ (Basilisken-Presse 2013).

In 2014, with Michael Wildt, she published „Himmler privat. Briefe eines Massenmörders“ (Piper) and, at the same time, „Heinrich Himmler d’après sa correspondance avec sa femme 1927-1945“ (Plon). Translations into several languages, the English edition of ‚The private Himmler. Letters of a Mass Murderer‘ came out in 2016 (St. Martin’s).
This edition of private Himmler documents found in Israel was made in close cooperation with the filmmaker Vanessa Lapa. Based on the same material, Lapa made her documentary ‚The Decent One‘ (Der Anständige), which was first shown at Berlinale 2014 – read more  or  watch here

Katrin Himmler is a freelance author, holding readings and lectures in Germany and abroad, above all for students.