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Heinrich Himmler And The Nazi Yeti

Why an SS officer led an expedition to Tibet in the 1930s.

The Nazi Yeti (Source: The Times UK)

The words “Nazi” and “Yeti” don’t usually appear in the same sentence. But from May 1938 to August 1939, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler backed an expedition to Tibet led by Ernst Schäfer, a German zoologist and SS officer, in the hope of obtaining proof that the…