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The Detroit Jewish News, 1964-01-31

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ments — but the insurance com-
panies were to turn the funds
over to the Nazi government!
To serve his purposes also, as
when he needed Jewish slave
laborers, six months after he
had issued the "final solution"
Hermann Goering, who headed was assigned to you (Reinhard order, "on Jan. 20, 1942, at a
the Luftwaffe for Adolf 'Hitler's . Heydrich) on Jan. 24, 1939, conference held at Wannsee to
Nazi armies, who created the to solve the Jewish problem by discuss the removal of the Jews
Gestapo, who grew in physical means of emigration and evacu- of Europe, Heydrich was to find
stature by approaching the 300- ation in the best possible way representatives of Goering's Eco-
pound mark as a gourmand, is according to present conditions. nomic Staff East demanding ex-
the subject of a penetrating bi- I herewith instruct you to make emption for the Jewish arma-
ography, by Roger Manvell and all necessary preparations as re- ment workers. In fact, Goering,
Heinrich Fraenkel, published by gards organizational, financial through his initial intervention
Simon and Schuster under the and material matters for a total in the autumn of 1941, managed
solution (Gesamtlosung) of the to keep the Jewish armament
title "Goering."
The immense value of this Jewish question within the area workers and their families free
biographical sketch lies in the of German influence in Europe from deportation for about a
authors' success in securing per- . . . I instruct you further to year. But, as the world now
tinent data and comments on submit to me as soon as possible knows, the 'final solution' had
their subject from members of a general plan showing the meas- 1 already become the fearful sum-
the Goering family, from his ures for organization and for •ons to the mass extermination
widow, from his doctors and action necessary to carry out the I camps."
from many others who were in desired final solution • (Endlo-
The authors declare: "In
a position to analyze Goering's sung) of the Jewish question.' "1 spite of his protests at Nurem-
thinking and attitudes on Hiner,
berg about the comparative in-
Nazism, the Jewish people and
nocence of the terms used in
other matters relating to the
his directive to Heydrich,
tragedy in which he played one
there can be no doubt that
of the major demoniacal roles.
Goering knew in principle that
In this book, by two authors
genocide was now the official
who already have to their
practice of his colleagues. If
credit a biography of Goebbels,
any doubt remains, then his
Goering is shown in his many
ears must have been shut
moods, as a drug addict, as
when, at the meeting over
the vain displayer of medals
which lie presided on Aug. 6,
and the collector of art works
1942, Lohse, one of the 'Reich
that had been acquired from
commissioners' for the occu-
the victims of the Nazis, as
pied territories, commenting
the greedy man who sought
on a report concerning the
not only glory but fortune, and
massacre of 55,000 Jews in
succeeded in amassing wealth,
White Russia, said, 'There are
becoming the "Maecenas of the
only a few Jews alive. Tens
Third Reich"; the arrogant and
of thousands have been dis-
cruel person who, through his
posed of.' "
HERMANN GOERING
subservience to Hitle r, re-
Yet, there were some compli-
mained in power in spite of
Goering's biographers state ments to Goering, and Sir Neville
hatred engendered for him
at this point that "the exact Henderson was among those who
among other Nazi leaders.
was misled into stating, just
At Nuremberg, where Goering nature of this 'final' as dis-
prior to the second world con-
tinct
from
'total'
solution,
Hit-
escaped the death verdict by
"Of
taking poison, the securing of ler's Secretary of State Hans flict launched by the Nazis:
which remains a mystery to this Lammers- said at Nuremberg, all the big Nazi leaders, Her-
day, this cruel Nazi continued took the form of an order from mann Goering was for me by
to act with arrogance. He de- Hitler to Heydrich and was far the most sympathetic . . ."
nied many things, blamed guilt I most probably given orally and In their introduction to the
on Hitler and others, yet his never written. But by the time Goering biography the authors
guilt emerged in all its brutality. this letter was sent to state:
"At first, the more we dis-
The new Goering biography Heydrich, the extermination
reveals: "Goering was implicated groups were already at work covered about Goering the deep-
er the mystery of his character
in the directions for the treat- in Russia."
But when it served his pur- became. At one moment we were
ment of the Jews in wartime.
On July 31, 1941, (Reinhard) pose Goering opposed extreme dealing with the simple, devoted
Heydrich received his commis- actions. He disapproved of the husband, the man kneeling to
sion from Goering in which he window smashings on Krystal pray with an overflow of emo-
was instructed to extend the Nacht — not because he was tion in the little private chapel
`final solution to the Jewish sympathetic to Jews, but because in Stockholm belonging to the
problem' to the total area con- he objected to destruction of family of his Swedish wife Carin,
trolled by the Reich in Europe. property that was eventually to and at the next we were faced
In this Heydrich was given his he acquired by the Nazis. When , with the evidence of the heart-
formal orders in the correct of- insurance was about to be paid less organizer of slave labor,
for destroyed Jewish property, extortion and starvation in the
ficial jargon:
" 'Supplementing the task that Goering ruled in favor of pay- countries occupied by the Reich.
The initiator of some of the
. fairest and most htunane game
laws in Europe also put his
name to the decrees setting up
concentration camps in which,
he admitted, brutality must in-
evitably take place. These things
were perhaps understandable in
the strange dichotomy of the
Nazi mentality to which by now
we, along no doubt with most
of our readers, have become ac-
customed . . ."
It is perhaps too complimen-
tary to this Nazi tyrant and
cruel instigator of so many
crimes to say of him, as the
introduction asserts, that "in the
fat, ungainly body of this man
of brutal humor and vulgar self-
display there existed also a man
of genuine knowledge and some
taste in art, a man who appre-
ciated books and read widely,"
etc.
This vulgar criminal bene-
fited from an apostate Jew's
generosity, from his godfather
Dr. Herman Epenstein. The
biographers state "with Hitler
anti-Semitism was congenital;
with Goebbels, it was one of
his acquired convictions, a
ruthless part of his personal
desire for vengeance on the
Jewish publishers and theater
directors who had refused to
respond to his artistic preten-
sions in his youth . . . But
Goering was not anti-Jewish
from emotional needs; lie be-
Courtrooms where the trials of the Nazi criminals were held
came anti-Jewish because the
in 1946 were on the third floor of this Palace of Justice in
party policy required him to
do so. If he liked a man
Nuremberg.

Friday, January 31, 1964—THE DETROIT JEWSH

Goering Exposed in Demoniacal
c)
Role of Giving Order for 'Final
z
Solution of the Jewish Problem'

enough he was prepared to
overlook the Jewish blood in
his veins. The case of Erhard
Mulch, whose father was a Jew,
is notorious; in order that
Mulch should become the State
Secretary of Goering's Air
Ministry, his mother was re-
quired to sign a declaration
that she had conceived him
with -a non-Jewish lover. 'It is
I,' said Goering, 'who decides
if anyone is a Jew!' "
When Jewish stores and ware-
houses were being burned, Goer-
ing said: "It's insane to clean
out and burn a Jewish ware-
house and then leave a German
insurance company make good
the loss! The goods that I need
desperately, whole bales of cloth-
ing and what not, are being
burned; and I miss them every-
where." It is on this ground
that he opposed destruction of
Jewish property: because he
needed their property!
This man became Germany's
Maecenas. He acquired wealth—
and confiscation of Jewish prop-.
erty helped him attain his greedy
goal. The barbaric glutton. Ac-
cording to (Bruno) Lohse, "Goer-
ing gave a certain measure of
concealed protection to Jews
who had given him valuable
service in his art deals."
Two hours before his execu-
tion was to take place, on Oct.
15, 1946, Goering asked and
was refused the last rites of the
Lutheran • Church, since he had
made no effort to repent for his
crimes while in prison. "Nor
was repentance in his heart." He
succeeded in securing the vial
of poison and he lay dead at 10
minutes to 11 on that night in
his prison cell. And the authors

of the Goering story conclude:
"Two hours later, in the
small hours of the night, Rib-
bentrop took Goering's place
as the first man to die by the
rope. Then followed the others,
Keitel, Kaltenbrunner, Rosen-
berg, Frank, Frick, Streicher,
Sauckel, Jodi, Seyss-Inquart.
Their dead bodies were burned
and their ashes were scattered.
Goering, who had cheated the
scaffold, was thrown with the
others into the fire."

To the end, this criminal con-
sidered himself a martyr. He
feared the psychologists' inter-
pretation of his life and he asked
to die like a soldier, not by
hanging. There was no remorse
in this cruel being; and like
Adolf Eichmann, whose course
he must have chartered by or-
dering the "final solution," he
was burned so that his ashes
could be strewn to the winds.
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