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Hermann Wilhelm Göring

Birthplace: Rosenheim, Oberbayern, Bayern, Germany
Death: October 15, 1946 (53)
Nürnberg, Mittelfranken, Bayern, Germany (Selbstmord | Suicide)
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. jur. Heinrich Ernst Göring and Franziska Göring
Husband of Louise Magdalen Holben; Carin Axelina Hulda Göring and Emmy Göring (Sonnemann)
Father of Hans Erik Holben and Edda Carin Wilhelmine Goering
Brother of Karl Ernst Göring; Olga Rigele (Göring); Paula Hueber (Göring); Albert Günther Göring and (No Name)

Occupation: nationalsozialistischer Politiker
Managed by: Bernhard Hagen
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About Hermann Wilhelm Göring

Hermann Wilhelm Göring (12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP). A veteran of World War I as an ace fighter pilot, he was a recipient of the coveted Pour le Mérite, also known as the "Blue Max". He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1, the fighter wing once led by Manfred von Richthofen, dubbed the "Red Baron".

A member of the NSDAP from its early days, Göring was wounded in 1923 during the failed coup known as the Beer Hall Putsch. He became addicted to morphine after being treated with the drug for his injuries. After helping Adolf Hitler take power in 1933, he became the second-most powerful man in Germany. He founded the Gestapo in 1933, and later gave command of it to Heinrich Himmler. Göring was appointed commander-in-chief of the Luftwaffe (air force) in 1935, a position he held until the final days of World War II. By 1940 he was at the peak of his power and influence; as minister in charge of the Four Year Plan, he was responsible for much of the functioning of the German economy in the build-up to World War II. Adolf Hitler promoted him to the rank of Reichsmarschall, a rank senior to all other Wehrmacht commanders, and in 1941 Hitler designated him as his successor and deputy in all his offices.

Göring's standing with Hitler was greatly reduced by 1942, when the Luftwaffe failed to fulfill its commitments and the German war effort was stumbling on both fronts. Göring largely withdrew from the military and political scene and focused on the acquisition of property and artwork, much of which was confiscated from Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Informed on 22 April 1945 that Hitler intended to commit suicide, Göring sent a telegram to Hitler requesting permission to assume control of the Reich. Considering it an act of treason, Hitler removed Göring from all his positions, expelled him from the party, and ordered his arrest. After World War II, Göring was convicted of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg trials. He was sentenced to death by hanging, but committed suicide by ingesting cyanide the night before the sentence was to be carried out.


Hermann Wilhelm Göring - war ein führender nationalsozialistischer Politiker und Oberbefehlshaber der deutschen Luftwaffe im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Göring war maßgeblich an der Ausschaltung und Verfolgung der Opposition beteiligt. Er war für die Gründung der Gestapo sowie die Einrichtung der ersten Konzentrationslager nach 1933 verantwortlich. Ab Oktober 1936 betrieb er als Beauftragter für den Vierjahresplan die Aufrüstung Deutschlands und bereitete so den Krieg vor. Am 31. Juli 1941 beauftragte er Reinhard Heydrich mit der Organisation der sogenannten Endlösung der Judenfrage. Wikipedia DE


Taxiflygare Göring kom på besök på Rockelsta där greve von Rosens gifta svägerska Carin vistades. Tycke uppstod genast. När han visade upp sin nya kvinna för modern hemma i Tyskland fick han en örfil med orden "Vad menar du med att stjäla en annan mans hustru?"

Göring vistades i Sverige 1924-27, intagen på sinnessjukhus. Han var bl.a inlåst på stormavdelningen på Långbro, betraktad som farlig. Ansågs som synnerligen opålitlig, lögnaktig och hänsynslös.


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Hermann Wilhelm Göring's Timeline

January 12, 1893
Rosenheim, Oberbayern, Bayern, Germany
June 2, 1938
Berlin, Berlin, Germany
June 21, 1943
Frederiksberg, Frederiksberg Municipality, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
October 15, 1946
Age 53
Nürnberg, Mittelfranken, Bayern, Germany