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  • Hermann Wilhelm

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  • noun German politician in Nazi Germany who founded the Gestapo and mobilized Germany for war (1893-1946)


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  • The brilliant German philosopher Hermann Goering is reported to have said at the Nuremburg Trials:

    Medvedev’s ‘Tough Guy Act’ « Blog 2008

  • It was made privately in Goering’s cell to German-speaking U.S. Army Captain Gustave Gilbert, a psychologist.

    Medvedev’s ‘Tough Guy Act’ « Blog 2008

  • “I heard a worker who was standing by his whimpering wife in an air-raid shelter called Goering ‘a damned fat liar.’”

    Human Smoke Nicholson Baker 2008

  • It does not take the account of numerous representatives of Government in their confession as to such pressure, such fear, as was brought to bear to 'drive through' hand over of control financial - in similar sense as the abhorrence of the concentration camp system does not require testimony of such as Goering or Speer to verify.

    CounterPunch 2008

  • America's rightwing would make Hitler and Goering proud. doug

    First on the Ticker: RNC Web video targets 'White House in denial' 2009

  • For thine is the Himmler, the Goebbels and the Goering

    Researchers Uncover 'Nazi Prayer' Dungeekin 2009

  • The con man's mark was Hermann Goering, one of the most reviled leaders of Nazi Germany and a fanatic collector of art.

    The Forger's Spell by Edward Dolnick: Book summary 2010

  • For thine is the Himmler, the Goebbels and the Goering

    Archive 2009-02-01 Dungeekin 2009

  • Taking an unusually dynamic approach to Van Gogh's legacy, Cynthia Saltzman, in her outstanding 'The Portrait of Dr. Gachet' 1999, tells the absorbing story of a single masterpiece's journey from Van Gogh's easel, through the international art world, into the hands of Hermann Goering and eventually to a record-setting 1990 auction at Christie's.

    A Stranger to Himself Jonathan Lopez 2011

  • He had some help, not entirely acknowledged, from a manuscript (which I saw in Moscow) written by Hanna Reitsch, a famous German pilot who had flown to Berlin in the war's final days with the newly appointed head of the Luftwaffe (his predecessor, Hermann Goering, having been dismissed for defeatism).

    A Very English Controversialist Norman Stone 2011


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