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Hermann Goering and the Burning of Bialowieza

I’ve never liked Hermann Goering. It is true that he was a brave and skilful fighter pilot during the First World War (succeeding Baron von Richthofen as commander of the legendary “Flying Circus”), but that was his high water mark. His personality, however, is of perverse interest, not the least because it demonstrated that curious irony found in many top Nazis: they could regard wide-scale murder, pillage and cruel torture of fellow humans without qualm, while at the same time they professed a love of nature and wildlife, and promoted concepts of sacred forest groves that would be happily adopted…

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