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Watch local and national programs from anywhere at anytime. Планка Золотой партийный знак НСДАП. He was known as “Gestapo Müller” to distinguish him from another SS general also named Heinrich Müller. His father had been a rural police official. After the war ended, he joined the Bavarian Police in 1919 as an auxiliary worker. Munich Political Police Department, having risen quickly through the ranks due to his spirited efforts. Müller advocated to his superiors using force against the Nazis.
Ironically, these views aided Müller’s rise as it guaranteed the hostility of the Nazis, thereby making Müller very dependent upon the patronage of Reinhard Heydrich, who in turn appreciated Müller’s professionalism and skill as a policeman, and was aware of Müller’s past, making Müller reliant upon Heydrich’s protection. May 1933 and again to Criminal Inspector in November 1933. Müller was a stickler for duty and discipline, and approached the tasks he was set as if they were military commands. Müller was determined to serve the German state, irrespective of what political form it took, and believed that it was everyone’s duty, including his own, to obey its dictates without question. Müller represented one of the “finest examples” of the limited connection between members of the NSDAP and the police before 1933. Criminal Police Chief Inspector Heinrich Müller is not a Party member. Before the seizure of power Müller was employed in the political department of the Police Headquarters.
He did his duty both under the direction of the notorious Police President Koch , and under Nortz and Mantel. His sphere of activity was to supervise and deal with the left-wing movement e fought against it very hard, sometimes in fact ignoring legal provisions and regulations But it is equally clear that, Müller would have acted against the Right in just the same way. With his enormous ambition and his marked ‘pushiness’ he would win the approval of his superiors In terms of his political opinions his standpoint varied between the German National People’s Party and the Bavarian People’s Party. But he was by no means a National Socialist.