That Capt. Hermann Goering, president of the Prussian Council of State and president of the Reichstag, was at one time a patient in an insane hospital is proven by documentary evidence reprinted in the “Brown Book.” recently published in London by Lord Morley, president of the World Committee for the Victims of National Socialist Fascism. The documentary evidence consists of two certificates, the first Capt. Goering’s card as a patient in the Institute for the Cure of Nervous Diseases of Langbro, Sweden. The second is a declaration signed by the legal medical expert at Stockholm that Goering is a morphinomaniac and that the former Madame Goering, nee Baroness von Rock, is an epileptic, and that, therefore, neither of their houses is a suitable home for their only son.
The history of Capt. Goering is a favorite theme for the patriotic panegyrics of the Nazis; but the official biographers seem to leave out the most telling details. All Goering’s vaunted aviation exploits were accomplished during his morphine intoxication. This “war hero . . . who assaulted the very clouds” fled to Rome after the unsuccessful “putsch” of 1923 before the prospect of a few months in a fortress. As a minority leader he never had the courage to risk the half of what he himself imposes upon minority leaders today.
In Sweden, where he worked for an aviation company (1925-1926), he was shut up in the insane hospital at Langbro, removed thence to Konradsberg, and thence back to Langbro. There his fits were so violent that he was transferred to the section for dangerous madmen. Finally, the Nazi biographers fail to mention that the man to whom they have intrusted the tutelage of 60,000,000 Germans was declared, by the tribunal which gave him his divorce, incapable of caring for his own son.
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