Hermann Göring was born on January 12, 1893 in Rosenheim (Germany) within an aristocratic family. He did not stand out especially in his early studies, but it was at the Military Academy where he really showed that he had a future.
With the arrival of the First World War, was posted at the front, as a member of the German Air Force. His career as a pilot began in 1915. He won a large number of medals and decorations, achieving recognition as "ace of aviation”And the medal of military merit.
But nevertheless, Göring also forged a history within the National Socialist German Workers' Party. (NSDAP). In 1922 he joined the party and was granted leadership of the newly created assault sections (SA). However, in the Munich Putsch he was seriously injured and fled to Austria. There he was treated with morphine and it would be the beginning of his addiction to this substance. When he returned to Germany, he was not welcomed with open arms, but they replaced him at the head of the SA.
In the decade of the 30 it returned to have a great protagonism. He was part of the “Night of the long knives”And was promoted within the party. The reputation he began to earn among the Nazis culminated in his appointment as Prime Minister of Prussia and Luftwaffe minister (Air Force). His contribution was the reform he carried out on German aviation, making it one of the key pieces of the Blitzkrieg and, ultimately, of the Germany's first triumphs over the allies. During the war he was also in charge of the German economy, creating a four-year plan.
Regardless of his political career, Hermann Göring He maintained his military career and was promoted to the position of “Reichsmarschall” (Marshal of the reich). This occupation made him the Nazi state number two. If the Führer could not exercise his responsibilities, Göring would be in charge of leading the country. Furthermore, he was the commander-in-chief of German aviation.
As a figure, Göring was quite peculiar. His addiction to morphine already mentioned, as well as his passion for design and art, made him an eccentric aristocrat. He lived on the outskirts of Berlin in his own personal palace and had some scuffles with Nazi leaders the size of Heinrich Himmler.
Behind the failure of the Battle of Britain, mockery and mockery began to emerge from the rest of the Nazi leaders towards Göring, who was seen as a obese drug addict unable to make wise decisions. Hitler he could not remove him, due to the respect and admiration that the German people felt towards the marshal, but he removed him from any real responsibility. He was kept on the sidelines and even ordered his arrest in early 1945.
In 1945 he surrendered to the allied forces, who captured him and brought him to justice in the Nuremberg trials. He was considered the highest ranking Nazi officer and leader who was alive. Although his sentence was delayed, several crimes were attributed to him, among which crimes against humanity and conspiracy of a war of aggression stand out. After hearing the judgment of the court, committed suicide in his cell on October 15, 1946.
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