Happy Birthday Hermann Göring

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This phot0 was taken on Göring’ 42  birthday in 1935. Göring was also a Pour le Mérite recipient for aerial combat skills in WW1.

 

Born: January 12, 1893, Rosenheim, Germany
Died: October 15, 1946, Nuremberg, Germany
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12 Jan 1916

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German aces Osward Boelcke and Max Immelmann were awarded the Pour le Mérite, Germany’s highest decoration for military bravery. At the time both lieutenants had eight aerial victories.

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The Pour le Mérite Order  was an award given out by the Prussian nobility to military personnel that deserved recognition. Later on, the order was expanded to include artistic and scientific achievements as well for both military and non-military people. The award lasted until the end of World War One when Kaiser Wilhelm was forced to leave his office of leadership and Germany was forced to take blame for a war they did not start. The award gained modern fame under the nickname of the Blue Max when Max Immelmann the first German pilot received the prized recognition award during the early part of World War One. And later there was also a fictional movie about a pilot winning the Blue Max. The award was no longer given after the First World War since the noble family that awarded it was no longer in power and many people today erroneously think that it was given out in World War 2 by the NSDAP government.

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Adolf Hitler – Speech to the Reichstag – 30.01.1937

Berlin, January 30, 1937

Men! Deputies of the German Reichstag!

The Reichstag has been convened today, on an important day for the German Volk. Four years have passed since that moment marking the beginning of the great inner cataclysm and reorganization Germany has experienced, four years which I requested from the German Volk as a period of probation and judgment. What would be more logical than to use this occasion to recount in detail all the success and progress these four years have bestowed upon the German Volk? Within the framework of such a short rally it is not even possible to mention all those things which might well be regarded as the remarkable results of this perhaps most astounding epoch in the life of our Volk! That is a task more fitting for the press and propaganda. Moreover, there will be an exhibition this year in the Reich Capital of Berlin in which the attempt will be made to give a comprehensive and more detailed impression of what has been created, achieved and begun than I could possibly be capable of giving in a two-hour speech. Therefore, I wish to make use of today’s historic meeting of the German Reichstag in order to point out, in a retrospective on the past four years, a few of the generally valid insights, experiences and consequences which are important not only for us to understand, but also for posterity.

Read entire speech at link below

Source: Adolf Hitler – Speech to the Reichstag – 30.01.1937

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Then And Now Nuremburg

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Rare photo of Hitler with von Ribbentrop and children.

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I knew from the beginning that a death sentence would fall on me, having viewed the trial as a purely political act of the victors, but for my people’s sake I wanted to stand trial and I expected that at least I would not be denied the death of a soldier. Before God, my people and my conscience I feel free from the reprehension that my enemies put on me – Hermann Goering October 15, 1946

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