Himmler and His Finnish Buddha

by Tapio Tamminen

Himmler and his Finnish Buddha depicts the intriguing relationship between two peculiar men, Heinrich Himmler and Felix Kersten - and the significance this relationship had in the fates of numerous women from the Ravensbrück concentration camp.

During the entire war, Himmler was dependent on Kersten’s treatments. Himmler’s masseur, known as his ”Magical Buddha”, was often able to influence the decisions of the Nazi leader.

When the German defeat seemed inevitable, Himmler traded desperately with the lives of concentration camp prisoners to save his own skin.

Who was the enigmatic Felix Kersten? A phenomenal healer or a hoax? Did he really rescue 60,000 Jewish concentration camp prisoners?

This vividly written book elucidates Felix Kersten’s complex life and his exceptional relationship with the Nazi leader.

The book is based on archival sources in Sweden, Finland and Germany.

  • Original Title |
    Himmler ja hänen suomalainen buddhansa
  • Pages |
    320
  • Publishing Year |
    2018
  • Available Material |
    English Sample (soon available), Chapter Summary
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