Hermann Goering

Hermann Goering

Hermann Goering, founder of the Gestapo, and the man who ordered Reinhard Heydrich to exterminate the Jews. Goering served as Commander in Chief of the German Air Force, but his main occupation seemed to be looting the occupied territories of their art heritage.

Escaped the Hangman

At the Nuremburg War Crimes Trial, Goering was sentenced to death by hanging. Somehow, he had obtained and used a poison capsule, escaping the hangman. His body was brought out for display by the Allied authorities.

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