Eric Hunt wrote: [on another thread]
Joachim Neander, in a German paper presented at the 28th conference of the German Studies Association, cites the following quote by Himmler from a November 20, 1942 letter to the head of the Gestapo, Heinrich Müller. Himmler had written to Müller due to an exposé by Rabbi Dr. Stephen Wise, which mentioned the soap rumor and had been printed in The New York Times:
“You have guaranteed me that at every site the corpses of these deceased Jews are either burned or buried, and that at no site anything else can happen with the corpses.
Which deceased Jews? This sounds like an incriminating Himmler quote, not about soap but about the "deceased Jews".
The source is:
Joachim Leander Seife aus Judenfett [Soap from Jewish Fat], paper at October 2004 German Studies Association conference. There is a published version from 2006 here:
The Himmler quote does not appear in the English version of his work here:
However, in the German version Leander gives the reference for the letter: "Himmler an Müller; Zentrale Stelle Ludwigsburg Slg. USA Heft:Ord.Nr. 3 Bild Nr. 583." Carlo Mattogno also writes about it, on the basis of citation by Alfred Streim "Die Verbrechen der Einsatzgruppen in der Sowjetunion", in: A. Rückerl (ed.), NS-Prozesse:
"the Himmler letter need have no connection with the excavation and cremation of corpses of Jews who had been shot"
What then, was it connected with, assuming it is genuine?