"As we spoke of vegetarianism, Himmler told us that he detested hunting because he could not bear to see an animal suffer. He waxed genuinely sentimental and assured us that he could not stand even the sight of blood. Providence selects strange creatures as its bloodhounds and hangmen. I have often thought about this sentimental statement of Himmler’s. He was agreeable and friendly to his close relatives and is said to have been a solicitous and loyal father. So is every bird of prey."