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Telegram from Göring to Hitler

23 Apr 1945

ww2dbaseMein Führer:

General Koller hat mir heute auf Grund von Mitteilungen, die ihm Generaloberst Jodl und General Christian gemacht hatten, eine Darstellung gegeben, wonach Sie in gewissen Entscheidungen auf mich verwiesen hätten und dabei betonten, dass ich, falls Verhandlungen notwendig würden, dazu leichter in der Lage ware als Sie in Berlin. Die Äusserungen waren für mich derart überraschend und Ernst, dass ich mich verpflichtet fühlte, falls bis 2200 Uhr keine Antwort erfolgt, nehme ich an, dass Sie Ihrer Handlungsfreiheit beraubt sind. Ich werde dann die Voraussetzungen Ihres Erlasses als gegeben ansehen und zum Whole meines Lebens für Sie empfinde, das wissen Sie und kann ich surch Worte nicht ausdrücken. Gott schütze Sie und lasse Sie trotz alledem baldmöglichst hierher kommen.

Ihr getreuer Hermann Göring




Translation
By David Stubblebine

My Führer:

General Koller today gave me a briefing based on communications given to him by Colonel General Jodl and General Christian, that said you had referred certain decisions to me and emphasized that I, in case negotiations would become necessary, would be in an easier position than you in Berlin. These views were so surprising and serious to me that I felt obligated to assume, that if by 2200 hours no answer is forthcoming, that you have lost your freedom of action. I shall then view the conditions of your decree as fulfilled and will take action for the well being of Nation and Fatherland. You know what I feel for you in these most difficult hours of my life that I cannot express in words. God protect you and permit you, despite everything, to come here as soon as possible.

Your faithful Hermann Göring ww2dbase



Added By: David Stubblebine

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Telegram taken from Hitler’s bunker in Berlin, Germany addressed to Hitler from Göring dated 23 Apr 1945. According to Speer, Bormann used this telegram to finish turning Hitler against Göring.





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Telegram taken from Hitler’s bunker in Berlin, Germany addressed to Hitler from Göring dated 23 Apr 1945. According to Speer, Bormann used this telegram to finish turning Hitler against Göring.


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