Albert Göring, the Nazi’s Brother

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Albert Göring, the Nazi’s Brother:

When Germany lost WWII and those related to famous Nazi’s were being arrested and questioned, Albert Göring, the younger brother of Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, was sent before the Nuremberg tribunal. Albert Göring had grown up with his brother Hermann under their aristocratic Jewish Godfather Ritter Dr. Hermann Von Epenstein while their father Heinrich Göring was away on diplomatic duties in German South-West Africa.


Albert Göring in WWI


Studio portrait of Albert Göring

Older brother Hermann described Albert as “reclusive and melancholy”. Although Albert had fought on the Western Front during WWI where he had been wounded in the stomach, he was uninterested in the military or politics. Instead, Albert wanted to become a filmmaker and worked in movie studios in Austria after leaving Germany where the harsh, anti-Semitic policies of the Nazi’s clashed with his ideology. In Austria, he openly spoke out against the Nazis. When Germany annexed Austria, Albert Göring settled to live in the Reich. His statements against the Nazi’s could have led to his arrest, but his older brother’s name and support protected him from being persecuted by the regime. As the laws against Jews became harsher, Albert made a point to help as many people as he could. He would often visit his brother and “let him” show off his power by signing releases for Jews in concentration camps. Starting in 1939, the SS kept a file on Albert Göring and even issued an arrest warrant for him which was stopped by his older brother, Hermann.


Albert Göring’s US Army mugshot

During the war, Albert became Export Director for the Skoda works in Czechoslovakia. He encouraged or overlooked acts of sabotage and protected Czech underground members. It was said that when Jewish laborers were forced by the SS to clean the streets he took off his jacket to join them. The SS man in charge, fearing he could be held responsible for humiliating the Reichsmarschall’s brother, ordered them all to stop. When Jewish laborers from his factories were requested to be sent to concentration camps Albert had the trucks stop in remote areas and let the passengers escape. In 1944, hearing of the horrors that happened in the death camps Albert drove with trucks to the Theresienstadt concentration camp and demanded workers for the Skoda factories. The camp officials intimidated by the name Göring, let him take as many prisoners away as he could.

By 1944, the SS had an even larger tally of the younger Göring’s activities and a request was sent to SS leader Heinrich Himmler to have him shot which forced Albert into hiding. When the war ended Albert turned up in Salzburg and spent fifteen months in the US Army Interrogation Center in Augsburg, Bavaria before someone believed his story enough to verify it.

After being released by the US Army, Albert Göring was arrested by the Czech government but was let go once his anti-Nazi activities were revealed. Albert Göring was able to save hundreds of people, Jews and Gentiles, during the war from death or imprisonment by the Nazi Regime. Because of his name, Albert Göring found he was not welcome in Germany and could not find a job. He lived off support from people he had saved during WWII and from work he could find as a writer and translator. He lived in a modest apartment in Germany, and was allowed a pension in later life. He died in 1966 without his deeds ever being revealed to the public.

Photo credits to “Wolfgeist Limited”

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