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26,019. Naturally the common people don’t want war, but after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine its policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifist for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country. (War & Nazis: Goering & Control) Hermann Goering, Hitler’s Reich-Marshall, address Nuremberg trials
27,828. Those who do their duty in the service of the state, obey my orders and ruthlessly use their guns when attacked can rely on my protection. A bullet fired by a policeman is a bullet that belongs to me. Hermann Goering, address to SA troops
27,829. I joined the party because I was revolutionary, not because of any ideological nonsense. (Nazis: Goering & Revolution) Hermann Goering
27,830. I shall sweep clean and remove from office all communists and Catholics who are opposing our national endeavours. Hermann Goering
27,831. Marriages between Jews and Germans of German or related blood are forbidden. (Nazis: Goering & Marriage & Jew) Hermann Goering
27,832. I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to … a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories of Europe which are under German influence. (Nazis: Goering & Jew) Hermann Goering
27,860. I have no conscience. (Nazis: Goering & Conscience) Hermann Goering
27,851. The victor will always be the judge; the vanquished the accused. (Nazis: Goering & Trial) Hermann Goering, defence submission
58,381. I decide who is a Jew. (Jew & Nazis: Goering) Hermann Goering
89,199. We want no useless mouths to feed. Those who can work will work for the Reich. The rest will die. Those that work will give everything they have until they themselves die. (Soviet Union & Nazis: Goering) Marshall Goering
27,833. Should anything happen to me in this battle, my first successor is Party comrade Goering. Adolf Hitler
40,894. I looked at him across the dining table and then I knew that what they say was true: that pigs each the flesh of their own. (Insult & Nazis: Goering) Adolf Hitler vegetarian on hunting-carnivore Goering
27,834. Hello, Mr So and So. How’s the hat? Berliners’ response to Goering’s tour of ruins, following promise he would change his name if Soviet bombers ever flew over Berlin
27,835. A master of deception. Very resourceful. Very vain. William Jackson, US prosecutor at Nuremberg
9,801. In all Goering amassed artworks to the value of several hundred million Marks ... Trains rolled into Germany full of stolen art treasures. (Art & Nazis: Goering) Hitler’s Henchmen: Goering the Marshall
27,836. He [Goering] took a huge number of tablets. In a downward spiral of addiction grey reality turned into a rose-coloured illusion. But reality kept catching up with him. (Nazis: Goering & Drugs) ibid.
27,837. 280,000 soldiers waited in ice and snow for supplies in vain. Too few planes flew too few missions. It was a hopeless undertaking. (Nazis: Goering & Soviet Union) ibid.
27,838. Total loss of contact with Reality. (Nazis: Goering & Reality) ibid.
27,839. In a telegram to Hitler he suggested he become Hitler’s successor ... He was immediately stripped of all his officers. (Nazis: Goering & Reality) ibid.
27,840. No remorse. No regret. No understanding. Even now the same senseless persistence. ibid.
27,841. Goering availed himself of a capsule of cyanide. (Nazis: Goering & Suicide) ibid.
27,842. Films from his private collection long thought lost reveal how he saw himself. Goering: A Career: Seduction of Power, Military Channel 2012
27,843. Hitler’s second-in-command ... He claimed he never wanted the war but it was his Air Force who made it possible in the first place. (Nazis: Goering & Aeroplane) ibid.
27,844. This [morphine] addiction would haunt him all his life. (Nazis: Goering & Addiction) ibid.
27,845. According to his doctors Goering was suicidal, depressed, egocentric, anti-Semitic and a brutal hysteric with a brutal character. (Nazis: Goering & Mental Health) ibid.
27,846. In March 1938 with the annexation of Austria Hermann Goering was at the peak of his power. Goering: A Career II
27,847. The attempt to gain air superiority over England had failed. ibid.
27,848. Goering was now in full flight from reality ... Hitler accused Goering of living in a world of his own. ibid.
27,849. Goering’s reputation hit a new low. ibid.
27,850. Hermann Goering: the former flying ace had become Hitler’s chief henchman. His Luftwaffe had spearheaded Hitler’s blitzkrieg. Goering: A Career III
27,851. He promised to protect the cities of German from enemy air-raids. ibid.
27,852. Hitler berated Goering – called him a complete failure. And yet the Fuhrer never dismissed his designated heir. ibid.
27,853. Goering presented himself in Baroque splendour. ibid.
27,854. The trial of the main war criminals turning into a media spectacle followed around the world. (Nazis: Goering & Trial) ibid.
27,856. Goering had eluded the executioner. How had Goering managed to smuggle the poison past all the checkpoints into his cell? (Nazis: Goering & Suicide) ibid.
27,857. Unrepentant and ruthless the most fanatical was Hermann Goering – Hitler’s chosen successor. The trial was a huge gamble for the allies. (Nazis: Goering & Trial) Nuremberg – Nazis on Trial: Hermann Goering
27,858. In power Goering was brutal – he created the Gestapo, the feared secret police. He drafted laws against the Jews. ibid.
27,859. On 20th November 1945 the world’s first international war crimes tribunal opened in Nuremberg. (Nazis: Goering & Trial) ibid.