Reichsführer Heinrich was a leading Schutzstaffel general in the Nazi Party. He led a detachment of ex-Schutzstaffel soldiers in collaboration with the insane alchemist Dr. Matthias Jäger to found the Philosopher's Stone in 1947.
In 1947, Heinrich helped Dr. Matthias Jäger search for the Philosopher's Stone to resurrect an army of Nazi soldiers. Heinrich wasn't a strong believer in the stone's power but personally witnessed the ceremony Dr. Jäger conducted while holding Soviet Major Nadia Kirov hostage and was convinced that Germany could be saved from ruin. His hopes were dashed when the ritual was interrupted by Indiana Jones, who pointed out that the stone could only be used by someone pure of heart.
After Jäger destroyed himself with the stone, the tower that the ceremony was conducted in started to quake and collapse. While Nadia and Indy escaped, Heinrich wasn't so lucky, as he was crushed to death by falling debris.