Part 2 of 3 - The Deputy
Since September 1, 1939 Hermann Göring leads, as Chief of the Luftwaffe, a war that he himself did not want. He sees his riches and his power threatened by a battle with an uncertain outcome. But despite all the misgivings Göring carries Hitler's War of Extermination from the outset. At his command all Polish Jews and forcibly recruited Polish civilians are dispossessed for the German armaments industry. In 1940, at the height of his military successes, Göring receives the highest military rank specially created for him, "Reichsmarschall of the Greater German Reich". But at the fronts it is becoming increasingly clear that the Luftwaffe is not prepared for this war. Göring's prestige takes massive damage, especially when Hitler trusts him less and less.
Alexander IV History's supplementary notes:
Original series title: Göring: Eine Karriere (Göring: A Career)
Part 2 of 3 - The Deputy - Produced 2006 by ZDF (German Public Television)
For more info:
Mark Felton's excellent video on Hermann Göring's Mysterious Death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IMhFW7539s
My Pinterest board on Hermann Göring:
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