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Courtroom 306 of Palace of Justice in Nuremberg where Hermann Goring was convicted of war crimes
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Bust of Hitler , Documentation Centre Nuremberg
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Holocaust History Uncovered: How The Younger Brother of Notorious Nazi Herman Goring Saved Jews

by David Ramati and Dr. Marshall Onellion, Feb 2, 2014

Editor's note: This story is an excerpt of a  manuscript " God’s Chosen: Renaissance" by the above authors.



It is well known that the  notorious  Nazi Hermann Göring, who was ranked number two in the Nazi hierarchy by 1941, was tried and convicted of war crimes against humanity during the Nuremberg trials. After being sentenced to die, Hermann committed suicide the night before his execution was scheduled. The surprising and relatively unknown fact is that this monster had a younger brother Albert Göring., who not only was anti-Nazi but actively waged a one man war against the Nazis. It is high time that Albert's story be told.


The Göring children lived with their godfather who was a minor aristocrat of Jewish descent called Ritter Hermann von Epenstein.


Von Epenstein, a prominent physician, acted as a surrogate father to the children since their father, Heinrich, was absent for long periods of time.


Albert Göring was one of five children.Von Epenstein apparently began a long-term affair with Franziska Göring about a year before Albert's birth. A strong physical resemblance between Von Epenstein and Albert Göring led many people to believe that the two were father and son.


Perhaps this reason may have been one of the reasons that Albert Göring despised Nazism and the brutality that it involved. On one occasion he joined a group of Jewish women that had been forced to scrub the street. The SS officer in charge, who discovered

Göring's name after inspecting his identification, was unwilling to see Hermann. Göring's brother publicly humiliated and therefore ordered the group scrubbing activity to stop.


Albert Göring is recorded as using his influence to get his Jewish former boss Oskar. Pilzer freed after the Nazis had arrested him. Albert managed to get Pilzer and his family out of Germany. Albert frequently repeated this act for both Jewish and anti-Nazi gentiles alike.


After being transferred to the Skoda Works in occupied Czechoslovakia, where he was out of the way and less of an embarrassment to his older brother, Göring decided to intensify his anti-Nazi activity.He not only encouraged the slave workers to commit acts of sabotage but opened direct contact with the Czech resistance. Göring forged his brother's signature on transit documents to enable prisoners to escape and when finally caught, he used his brother's influence to get himself released.


Göring sent trucks to Nazi concentration camps with orders for the camp commandants to supply him with slave labor. After loading the hapless victims onto the trucks, they were amazed when they found out that their destination was not to be a work camp, but rather, an isolated area where they were allowed to escape.


Of course, no good deed goes unpunished, as the saying goes, and after the war Albert Göring was brought before the Nuremberg Tribunal. His fate was not to be that of his brother and the others because the very people whom he had helped came forward to testify on his behalf, and he was released.Göring then returned to Germany but found that he was shunned because of his family name.


Göring was living on a pension in the land of his birth where he died without having his wartime activities publicly acknowledged.

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