Goering and Goering: Hitler's Henchman and his anti-Nazi Brother
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: The History Press (July 9, 2010)
Kindle: 446 KB
Publisher: The History Press; Reprint edition (September 1, 2011)
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The Good Goering
This is not a review - just an interesting-looking book that came up while reading a blog post on the ONT at AoSHQ. The Daily Mail also ran an article on it. It's one of those lesser known World War II bits of history that makes you do a double take.
Almost everyone knows about Hermann Goering - Hitler's Luftwaffe commander and a founder of the Nazi party. He was a fervent leader of the Third Reich. But it turns out his brother Albert, younger than him by two years, never liked the Nazis and worked secretly to save Jews and passed on information to the Czech Resistance through workers in his Skoda car factory.
Albert was arrested along with Hermann by the Allies and nearly tried for war-crimes himself since the Allies dismissed his claims as lies. Lucky for him, one of his interpreters happened to be the nephew of one of the Jews Albert claimed to have saved, and he contacted his aunt to find out if it was true. Albert's story checked out, and more of the people he helped came forward, and he was set free.
I haven't read the book, so I can't tell you if it's well-written. But I'd like to raise a glass to Albert Goering, a man who chose to do good when the world around him, and his very own family, were choosing to do evil. May the Good Lord rest your soul, and may He gives us the courage to do the same.
Reviewed by VM on January 15, 2016