Gudrun Burwitz

German Neo-Nazi and daughter of SS chief Heinrich Himmler (1929-2018)

Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Burwitz (née Himmler, 8 August 1929 – 24 May 2018) was a German Nazi supporter and the daughter of Margarete Himmler and Heinrich Himmler. She was born in Munich.[1]

Gudrun Burwitz
Margaret and Gudrun Himmler.jpg
Gudrun Himmler (right) with her mother Margarete Himmler at the Nuremberg trials, 1945
Gudrun Margarete Elfriede Emma Anna Himmler

(1929-08-08)8 August 1929
Died24 May 2018(2018-05-24) (aged 88)
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Other namesPüppi
Known forDaughter of Nazi Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler
Spouse(s)Wulf Dieter Burwitz

Burwitz was arrested and made to testify at the Nuremberg trials. She fought to defend her father’s reputation and became closely involved in Neo-Nazi groups that give support to ex-members of the SS.

Burwitz died on 24 May 2018 at her home near Munich, aged 88.[2] Her death was announced a month later.[2]


  1. Browning, Christopher R.; Matthaus, Jurgen (2004). The Origins of the Final Solution: The Evolution of Nazi Jewish Policy, September 1939 – March 1942. Comprehensive History of the Holocaust. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. pp. 36–110. ISBN 978-0-8032-1327-2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Germany, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg,. "Tod von Gudrun Burwitz: Heinrich Himmlers Tochter, Nazi bis zuletzt - SPIEGEL ONLINE". Retrieved 30 June 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)