Yad Vashem Prize For To Nazi’s Brother?

This post first appeared in The Times of Israel.

Albert Goering could join the ranks of Oskar Schindler by receiving a posthumous Righteous Among the Nations award. (YouTube screenshot)

Albert Goering could join the ranks of Oskar Schindler by receiving a posthumous Righteous Among the Nations award. (YouTube screenshot)

The brother of the war criminal who founded the Gestapo may be honored for saving Jews during the Holocaust.

Research at Yad Vashem appears to show that Albert Goering, the businessman brother of senior Nazi official Hermann Goering, rescued hundreds of Jews and political dissidents during WWII.

Reports by the Gestapo, US Army interrogation records and survivor testimonies suggest that the younger Goering risked his life to save victims of the Nazi regime by obtaining exit permits for Jews and transferring their assets out of Germany.

There are indications Albert Goering also used his family connections to help get Jewish prisoners out of concentration camps, and to prevent the Gestapo from investigating his activities.

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© 2013 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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