In the film “Seventeen Moments of Spring”, Heinrich Muller is depicted as a pretty fat man in a black uniform, to whom nothing earthly is alien. Most of us represent him like this. Although in life the Gestapo chief was the exact opposite of the image that Leonid Bronevoy brilliantly created.
The next “portrait” of Elena Syanova is dedicated to “daddy” Muller, a man who, by the number of legends and myths about the leaders of the special services of the Third Reich, occupies one of the first places.
The project was prepared for the Price of Victory program of the Echo of Moscow radio station.
Where did Martin Borman and Gestapo chief Heinrich Muller go after the collapse?
In 1998, genetic examination confirmed that the remains found back in 73rd in Berlin near the Weidenhammer bridge belong to Martin Bormann. So for historians this question is closed, and it is time for various seekers to calm down too. But according to Muller there is no such unambiguity.
In the 63rd year, the corpse of the alleged Muller was exhumed, but experts then concluded that it was a different person. Müller has no children left, so genetic analysis, as in the case of Borman, can no longer be done - you can continue the search. Is it worth it?
He launched a funny misinformation into the history of Schellenberg: allegedly in the 45th Muller began working for Soviet intelligence, which he then snagged, apparently from the Reich Chancellery itself.
I think this version of Schellenberg told about himself. From the early spring of '45, he was actively looking for someone to sell, and for this he constantly traveled around Europe. Mueller to the end was in sight. His last case on the night of April 29 was the interrogation and execution of Hermann Fegelein, the husband of the then pregnant sister of Eva Braun, who tried to escape.
From left to right: Franz Josef Huber, Arthur Nebe, Heinrich Himmler, Reinhard Heydrich and Heinrich Muller at the meeting on the results of the investigation of the assassination of Georg Elzer on Hitler, 1939
Schellenberg, Fegelein - such figures, whose services could be used by those who would be able to get to them secretly. Heinrich Müller, like Borman, could not be hidden even for a short time, because an agreement was reached on criminals of this magnitude, and it was carried out. The intelligence services of the victorious countries were then forced to work in close contact and abide by a number of mutual obligations, and if they caught Müller, the message would have preceded the click of the handcuffs on his wrists.
I am absolutely sure that Heinrich Muller committed suicide in the Reich Chancellery, most likely immediately after Goebbels. This is indicated by a number of indirect signs. He committed suicide because during the life of the Third Reich, the place with which his name was associated - the Gestapo - even for the Germans themselves was somewhere on the way to the underworld.
In the 33rd year, having promised Germany socialism without a civil war, the Nazi regime created an unprecedented tool in the history of internal terror. Article No. 1 of the document on the Gestapo begins like this: "The Gestapo is charged with the task of exposing all the tendencies dangerous for the state and fighting against them."
Heinrich Müller, who started his career in the criminal police of the Weimar Republic, went to the Nazi mountain, confusing and husking up the concrete suicide case of Angelica Raubal, Hitler's niece, and came to the fight against "trends", taking on the dirtiest work ever engaged in a two-legged creature.
From the 35th year, Muller is always there, where it smells bad: you need to accuse the well-known commander of cohabiting with a prostitute - Muller is at hand; it is required to accuse another militant general of homosexuality - again Muller; need a reason to attack Poland - he came up with in half an hour, and not Heydrich. The torture of the Red Chapel, the Wannsee Conference on the final decision, 45,000 Dutch Jews in the gas chambers of Auschwitz are also Muller. Mussolini opposes the genocide of the Jews in his home - Muller goes to Rome for dismantling. And so on. A lot more then.
Leonid Bronevoy as Heinrich Muller in the film “Seventeen Moments of Spring”, 1973
I do not like the film “Seventeen Moments of Spring” precisely because of Muller: a clever look, precise phrases, irony, self-control. Armored is the most important task - to show Nazism without horns and hoofs. But the genuine Muller of the 45th year is a man with severe asthma attacks, heart failure, a shaky psyche, constant sadistic breakdowns, weakened memory. The original Muller kicked and trod his victims so many times that he could have hooves growing back and forth.