Field Marshal Herman Göring Passport Pulled From Auction

Several items owned by Adolf Hitler and Air Force Chief Field Marshal Hermann Göring have been withdrawn from a French auction following objections from two Jewish groups. Forty Nazi items were to have gone under the hammer at the auction house in Paris. The items include two Herman Göring passports (a German and an Austrian) and other items. According to the auction house, the subjects were pillaged from Hitler’s mountaintop retreat in the Bavarian Alps by French soldiers in May of 1945. French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti described the decision as “necessary in the light of history and morality.” Here are both pictures. It’s the very first time that a passport of such a high ranking Nazi member can be displayed.

Herman Göhring Austrian passportHerman Göring, Austrian passport, early 1920s

Herman Göhring German passportHerman Göring, German passport, Berlin-Schöneberg, 28 Aug 1929. Occupation: Member of Parliament

Göhring detention reportGöring’s Detention Report 1945. Occupation: Regular Army Officer (!)

Passports from such high ranking members of the Nazi regime are of course extremely rare.

The Austrian passport of A.H. is for example in the vault of the Bavarian State Archive in Munich and is not on display, and I guess, never will be.

Field Marshal Herman Göring Passport Pulled From Auction