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GOERING, Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm (1893-1946)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Goering
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: GOERING, Reichsmarschall Hermann Wilhelm (1893-1946)
Date(s): Created 1919
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in Germany in 1893; commissioned into army as infantry officer, 1912; served in air force, 1914-1918,then worked as an air adviser in Denmark and as a director of Svenska Lufttrafik; joined Nazi party and given command of SA, 1922;exiled for his part in Munich Putsch, 1923; elected to Reischstag, 1928; President of Reichstag, 1932; joined Hitler's Government, 1933and appointed to offices of Prussian Minister President, Reich Minister of Aviation, Commander-in-Chief of Luftwaffe, President ofReichstag and and Prussian State Council, head of German forestry administration and (until 1934) Prussian Minister of the Interior;founded Gestapo and set up first concentration camps for political, racial and religious suspects; Gen, 1933; put in charge of economicpreparations for war as head of four year plan, 1936; Col Gen, 1936; FM, 1938; named as Hitler's successor designate and head of WarCabinet, 1939; given unique title of Reichsmarschall, 1940; captured by US troops, 1945; tried and sentenced to death by InternationalMilitary Tribunal at Nuremburg, but took poison on the eve of his execution and died on 15 Oct 1946.


Scope and content/abstract:

Photocopies of letter from Goering to Antony Fokker, Dutch aircraft engineer, concerning Goering's workpromoting Fokker aircraft in Denmark and his financial arrangements with Fokker, 12 July 1919, and photograph of Fokker aeroplane, [1919].

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
German, with English translation.

System of arrangement:

1 file.

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish originalmaterial should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre forMilitary Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line at http://www/,and published in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Centre by AVM Lord Cameron, Principal of King's College, London in 1984.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Feb 1997

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