Nazi Hunters: Goering The Star Exhibit

Nazi Hunters: Goering The Star Exhibit

Posted On: January 1, 2012
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As it was not possible to try Hitler for crimes against humanity at Nuremburg, the prosecutors turned to the next best thing – his deputy, Hermann Goering. Goering had founded the Gestapo, and commanded the Luftwaffe. Strangely the first group to capture Goering was the SS, who had been given orders by Hitler to kill him. The Americans then took up the chase and, in a two week hunt, finally caught up with him. He was sentenced to be executed but, the day before the execution, managed to commit suicide using cyanide.