On this day one of the most famous Nazi leaders – Hermann Goering – was born. He was about four years younger than Adolf Hitler, and was born in Rosenheim in Bavaria. This small town is located in the south of Bavaria, not far from the Salzburg – Munich highway (on the right side of the highway, after the lake Chiemsee on the way to Munich). Interestingly, Hermann’s father – Heinrich Ernst Göring – was once the German colonial governor of Namibia, then called German South-West Africa (Deutsch – Südwestafrika).
As Imperial Commissioner (Reichskommissar), he had a lot of problems with the native Herero people. These later developed into heavy conflicts in which bloody massacres occured. Hermann’s father, after this service, even served as a German consul in Haiti, and then in Alexandria in Egypt. At the moment of Hermann’s birth, his father was precisely on Haiti, and his mother also went there shortly after birth, leaving the baby with friends in Bavaria. His father and mother returned to Germany and their son only after three years.