He was head of Nazi Germany's dreaded Gestapo and a pivotal figure in the orchestrated murder of more than a million Jews during the Holocaust. Heinrich Müller was last seen in Hitler's bunker in 1945, his ultimate fate unknown. But a historian is now saying he was buried in a Jewish cemetery in central Berlin.
Müller was a key figure in Germany during the Second World War. He was a fanatical Nazi and one of Hitler's most trusted lieutenants. As Gestapo chief, he crushed any resistance to Nazi rule during the 1930s. Following the invasion of the Soviet Union, he helped organize the Einsatzgruppen, the infamous paramilitary death squads responsible for killing Jews, Bolsheviks, and other "undesirables" — special forces who murdered an estimated 1.4 million Jews in just 12 months. He was also an attendee of the Wannsee Conference in January 1942 when plans for the "Final Solution" were laid out. He also played a major role in the arrest, torture, and murder of hundreds following the botched assassination attempt on Hitler in 1944.