Background[edit | edit source]
Heinrich Himmler is still alive as of 1946 (in the Dark Alternate Future), and it is mentioned that his ancestral home was actually Castle Wewelsburg. It mentions that the Thulian symbol of the Black Sun marks the floor of his castle.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Despite playing a role in both history and the story of the previous games universe, Himmler does not appear and is not mentioned in MachineGames series (other than brief mention in the Titan comics which are said to be canonical to the series, but changes his history a bit). The Old Blood is a retelling of much of the events of RTCW, but Helga von Schabbs replaces Himmler as the ancestral owner of Castle Wolfenstein.
Therefore, it is unclear if he is alive or deceased. However, if he is alive, he would be 60 during the events of The New Order.
However, The Old Blood states that Castle Wolfenstein (inexplicably moved to the German Alps) is the ancestral property estate of Helga von Schabbs (she was related to Otto I) and has apparently owned it for some time (there are references that take her back to at least 1942, and further back even to her childhood). It also appears that Heinrich is not in control of the Paranormal Division in this universe, which is instead under Helga's charge. Note: RTCW doesn't appear to exist in this universe, having been replaced by the events of The Old Blood.
He does not seem to appear on the list of individuals on the |Kreisau Circle kill list in The New Order, which could indicate his possibly non-existence at that point in time. It is possible that he already retired from his military career.
Another reason to avoid too many historical Nazi figures may lie in the censorship issues with countries such as Germany.
Heinrich Himmler and his castle of Wewelsburg, and the Black Sun symbol is referenced in Wolfenstein: The Deep comic in 1946.
References[edit | edit source]
- The Deep