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Hermann Goering

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering

Full Name: Hermann Wilhelm Göring
Profession: Nazi Politician

Nationality:
Germany
German

Why Famous: WW1 fighter ace, winner of the Pour le Merit, an early member of the Nazi party and head of the Luftwaffe.

Born: January 12, 1893
Birthplace: Rosenheim, Kingdom of Bavaria, German Empire

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: October 15, 1946 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Suicide

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Married Life

  • 1923-01-03 German politician Hermann Goering (30) weds Carin Hulda (34)
  • 1935-04-10 Nazi politician Hermann Goering (42) weds Emmy Sonnemann (42) in Berlin

Events in the Life of Hermann Goering

  • 1932-08-30 Hermann Goering elected Chairman of the Reichstag
  • 1933-02-02 Hermann Goering bans Communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany
  • 1933-02-03 German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts
  • 1933-02-19 Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
  • 1933-03-21 Day of Potsdam in Nazi Germany, a ceremony to open the new Reichstag after the fire in February; Adolf Hitler and Paul von Hindenburg shake hands in public
  • 1933-04-11 Hermann Goering becomes Premier of Prussia
  • 1933-06-13 German Secret State Police (Gestapo - Geheime Staats Polizei) established by Hermann Goering
  • 1933-11-04 Hermann Goering & Georgi Dimitrov duel

  • 1935-02-26 German Luftwaffe is re-formed under Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering
  • 1935-03-11 Hermann Goering officially creates the Luftwaffe (German Air Force)
  • 1938-11-12 Hermann Goering announces he wants Madagascar as a Jewish homeland
  • 1939-01-04 Hermann Goering appoints Reinhard Heydrich head of Jewish Emigration
  • 1939-10-19 Hermann Goering begins plunder through Nazi's occupied areas
  • 1940-03-15 Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest
  • 1940-06-19 Hermann Goering orders seizure of Dutch horses, car, buses and ships
  • 1940-08-13 Battle of Britain: Hermann Goering's "Adlertag" (Eagle Day) offensive happens, intending to destroy the Royal Air Force; 47-48 German aircraft shot down, the RAF loses 25 planes
  • 1941-03-03 Netherlands NSB-leader Mussert visits Hermann Goering in Berlin
  • 1942-08-06 Hermann Goering proclaims occupied areas "thoroughly empty to plunder"
  • 1943-05-11 Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders
  • 1943-07-11 Counter attack by Hermann Goering's Armoured division in Sicily
  • 1945-05-09 World War II: Hermann Goering is captured by the United States Army
  • 1946-09-30 22 Nazi leaders, including Joachim von Ribbentrop and Hermann Goering, are found guilty of war crimes and sentenced to death or prison at the Nuremberg war trials

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