Hermann Goering was head of the German air force. He was one of 22 major war criminals tried by the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. Here, Goering testifies about his order of July 31, 1941, authorizing Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Reich Security Main Office, to plan a so-called "solution to the Jewish question in Europe." The Tribunal found Goering guilty on all counts and sentenced him to death. Goering committed suicide shortly before his execution was to take place.
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