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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 08:31 AM

Albert Goering, Brother of War Criminal Hermann Goering: Anti- Nazi Activist, Aided Jews, Czechs

- 'Albert Göring, the brother of Hermann Göring, was an anti-Nazi activist who helped hundreds of Jews and assisted the Czech resistance.' The Vintage News, *March 22, 2018. - Ed.

Hermann Göring, President of the Reichstag and the second most powerful man in Hitler’s Germany, was definitely one of the worst of the Nazi war criminals. He was a ferocious militarist and a politician who always emphasized his deep devotion to the Nazi regime. Numerous atrocities, which will always remain an indelible stain on the face of mankind, were committed under his direct orders during World War II. His family name continues to evoke dread and anguish. Throughout the second half of the 20 c., a number of German people with the family name Göring legally changed it even though most of them weren’t even related to the notorious Nazi.

- Albert Goering (1895-1966) in 1936. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_G%C3%B6ring

- Hitler with Hermann Goering on the balcony of the Chancellery In Berlin, March 16, 1938.

Speaking of family, some members of Hermann Göring’s family wholeheartedly supported his military and political career. However, Albert Günther Göring, his younger brother, despised the Nazi ideology so much that he did everything in his power to fight the Third Reich’s cruel regime. Albert graduated from the Technical University of München in the 1920s and wanted to devote his life to filmmaking. As the brutality of the Nazi regime progressed throughout the 1930s, he abandoned his lifelong dream and concentrated his efforts on helping those who were segregated and persecuted by the police state for their ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or political views.

In the beginning, his anti-Nazi activism consisted of small but meaningful acts of defiance. For instance, he would pick up a broom and join groups of Jewish women who were ordered to sweep the streets. The soldiers who spotted him were usually forced to send the women home because he would present his identification and refuse to stop sweeping. Since he was the brother of Hermann Göring, the soldiers were afraid that they would be severely punished if they let him humiliate himself in public. From 1939 onward, the levels of Albert’s anti-Nazi activity intensified. He forged documents and helped a number of victimized families escape Germany; he was arrested several times by the Nazis under suspicion of crimes against the state, but the fact that he was Göring’s younger brother always helped him elude any serious punishment.

During most of World War II, he worked as the export director of Škoda Works in Czechoslovakia. While working there, Albert often used his influence and the fact that he was Göring’s brother to save people from concentration camps. He sent trucks to the camps and requested laborers, claiming that the Škoda Works were in desperate need of new workers. However, when the trucks full of people returned to the factories, he would order his subordinates to drive the people far away from the concentration camps, provide them with provisions, and release them...

More, https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/03/22/albert-goring/

*- List of Germans who resisted Nazism, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Germans_who_resisted_Nazism

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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 11:08 AM

1. Did not know this. Interesting.

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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 03:56 PM

2. There's an in depth video about Albert

that I just posted above. It's too bad how Albert was cast under the shadow of Hermann after all he did to help people oppressed by the Nazi regime.

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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 04:23 PM

3. Yes, it is.

Hermann cast rather a large shadow, both literally and figuratively.

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