Goering Quotes

Hermann Goering was a Nazi leader and founder of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany. He was very famous as one of Hitler's leading men until near the end of the war when his air force troops could not deliver the power that Germany needed, at which point he was stripped of his titles and authority and sentenced to house arrest under Hitler's rule. Once released from house arrest, Goering surrendered to American forces to avoid being caught by the Russians, and was sentenced to death by hanging at the Nuremburg Trials. He committed suicide the night before his scheduled hanging by ingesting cyanide.
Goering quotes are found all over the internet, and most speak to his role as a Nazi and a 'protector' of the German people through his treatment and elimination of the inferiors, including Jews and others in Germany that didn't meet the standard for the master race. Here are some notable words from this military star turned murderer, taken from WikiQuote:
-"My measures will not be crippled by any bureaucracy. Here I don't have to worry about Justice; my mission is only to destroy and exterminate; nothing more."
-"Shoot first and inquire afterwards, and if you make mistakes, I will protect you." (Instructions to the Prussian police)
-"Certainly I shall use the police- and most ruthlessly- whenever the German people are hurt; but I refuse the notion that the police are protective troops for Jewish stores. No, the police protect whoever comes into Germany legitimately, but it does not exist for the purpose of protecting Jewish usurers."
-"We will go down in history either as the world's greatest statesmen or its worst villains."
-"Especially in the Jewish question, we are so involved that there is no escape… a movement and a people who have burnt their bridges fight with greater determination than those still able to retreat."
-"I have no conscience. Adolf Hitler is my conscience."
-"I especially denounce the terrible mass murders, which I cannot understand… I never ordered any killing or tortures where I had the power to prevent such actions!"
-" Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. […] the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."