Before the war
Himmler was born into a middle-class, conservative Catholic family in Munich, Germany, on October 7, 1900. His Dad, Gebhard taught at the Ludwig academic high school in Munich. In 1913, Himmler's family moved to Landshut a town located about 40 miles northeast of Munich, after Himmler senior took the job of assistant principal of the Gymnasium in Landshut. An intelligent Person with good capacity for organization, young Himmler was very patriotic. During World War I, he dreamed of service on the front as an officer and, using hisfather's connections, left high school to begin training as an officer candidate on January 1, 1918. On November 11, 1918, however, before Himmler's training was complete, Germany signed the armistice that would end World War I.