|You are bidding on a 100% original WW2 German document, signed by the Supreme Commander of the Luftwaffe, Hermann Goering! Hermann Wilhelm Göring (12 January 1893 – 15 October 1946) was a German political and military leader as well as one of the most powerful figures in the Nazi Party (NSDAP) that ruled Germany from 1933 to 1945. A veteran World War I fighter pilot ace, he was a recipient of the Pour le Mérite (“The Blue Max”). He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1 (Jasta 1), the fighter wing once led by Manfred von Richthofen.By 1941, Göring was at the peak of his power and influence. As the Second World War progressed, Göring’s standing with Hitler and with the German public declined after the Luftwaffe proved incapable of preventing the Allied bombing of Germany’s cities and resupplying surrounded Axis forces in Stalingrad. Around that time, Göring increasingly withdrew from the military and political scene to devote his attention to collecting property and artwork, much of which was stolen from Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Informed on 22 April 1945 that Hitler intended to commit suicide, Göring sent a telegram to Hitler requesting permission to assume control of the Reich. Considering his request an act of treason, Hitler removed Göring from all his positions, expelled him from the party, and ordered his arrest.
After the war, Göring was convicted of conspiracy, crimes against peace, war crimes and crimes against humanity at the Nuremberg trials. He was sentenced to death by hanging, but committed suicide by ingesting cyanide the night before the sentence was to be carried out.
Made of paper, with the a date of May 22, 1933, this letter is in SUPERB condition! Some marks, wear, and stains due to the age (as well as a repair at the bottom), but nothing that detracts. Written to officials representing the city of Hollfeld, Goering states that though he has already thanked the city by telegraph for their granting him an honorary citizenship, he wishes to again express his gratitude. He signs at the bottom his FULL name (usually, he just signs his last name), in black ink. 100% original, it would look EXCELLENT framed! A PERFECT addition to any collection or display!